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Tapas with Tim: ꜟCinco de Mayo! Platitos Ricos Mexicanos

Donderos’ Kitchen: “Tapas with Tim” -- Thursday May 2nd

ꜟCinco de Mayo!  Platitos Ricos Mexicanos

Cinco de Mayo, just around the corner, commemorates the miraculous victory on May 5th, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla by an outnumbered army of recently independent Mexican citizens over the French expeditionary forces of Napoleon III.  Our May 2nd fixed-menu, fixed-price tapas evening will feature six special small dishes – “platitos” -- from Mexico, including two dishes from Puebla itself.

For dinner, you bring your wine – or beer -- of choice. Tim will introduce and discuss the dishes as they are served.

Menu: Empanaditas de Picadillo (puff pastry turnovers with chopped beef and olive filling), house-made salsa; Ensalada con Chicharón (salad with tequila-lime dressing dusted with crushed crispy pork rind); Pollo en Mole (roasted chicken with Mole Poblano – from Puebla), corn tortillas; Frijoles Refritos Elegantes (black bean refritos garnished with crema, tomatoes, cilantro, green onion and Mexican-style fresh cheese), served with tortilla chips; Arroz con Pollo (rice combined with Yucatan-style barbecued chicken), Valentina salsa picante; Chiles en Nogada (another Puebla dish, Poblano peppers stuffed with chopped chicken and cheese served with walnut sauce).

Tim’s preference on wines to pair with this group of dishes would be a light-bodied red such as Pinot Noir or Chianti, or a dry rosé, Albariño or Sauvignon Blanc. But a lager-type beer (such as Dos Equis, Bohemia, or Tecate) would be more common than wine in Mexico. 

Or -- for a great wine pairing at a modest price, visit Uncommon Gourmet (1087 Baxter St, telephone 706 353-3107). Tim teaches cooking classes at the Uncommon Gourmet, and Anne Wells selects wines to go with Tim’s style of cooking.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. Donderos’ Kitchen, 590 No. Milledge Avenue. First course served at 6:30 PM.

Price: $30 person. Corkage fee is $2 per couple.

Seating is limited. To assure a place, please register in advance.