February 10, 2011

A night in Spain

Holy geez, I've been intimidated by this post for two days now.  We had a night in Spain and in Spain they eat a lot of pintxos, or tapas basically.  So we had 11 different pintxos which were all AMAZING!  Then, I forgot to take a picture of my contribution, the blood orange and chocolate churros.  Damn.

We started here, with grilled flank steak and chimichurri sauce

Chilled melon soup with crisped proscuitto (ridiculously good)

and artichoke chips with lemon aioli.

We had a palate cleanser of white bean salad with gruyere, avocado, apple and basil.  This really was a phenomenal dish.

We continued with a potato and chorizo brandade

salt cod with piperade (a stew of peppers and onions)

and grilled ham and cheese bocadillos

another palate cleanser of snapper ceviche with lime and chilies

and finally chicken thighs with spicy basque 'ketchup'

white bean salt cod stew with peperoncini peppers

and pork medallion confit with curried apple and celery root stew

That was a lot, but so darn good.  We learned a few new techniques and ideas, we will definitely keep some of these on a regular rotation.

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