Sunday, April 11, 2010

Casa Iberica - food from a dinner party that never ended

Olives baked in white wine, lemon, rosemary and thyme

Steamed carrots marinated in fennel seeds, coriander seeds, sherry vinegar, orange juice, toasted almonds and mint

Salt cod salad with peppers, tomato, oregano and lemon vinagrette

Patatas bravas - potatoes with ...

Chickpeas with salsa verde

Prawns fried in paprika and served with romesco sauce

Baby cos lettuce with allioli and toasted pine nuts

Chicken slow-cooked in sherry vinegar and brown onion

Almond tart with mascarpone and mandarins marinated in saffron syrup and served with toasted pine nuts

The pre-dessert scene

Guest numbered nine and empty bottles at the end of the evening numbered 11. Is that the verdict of the dinner party right there?
Religion may have featured in conversation...

It was a pleasure and a priviledge to host such a fine group of people.
Reviews of the food and the evening to follow.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Casa Iberica

A meal from Iberica.
There will be olive oil and sherry vinegar. Garlic and onions. Almonds and olives. Rosemary, thyme, parsley and oregano. Potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and greens. Sweet and smoked paprika, cumin, fennel seeds and saffron. Salt cod, chicken and prawns. Oranges and lemons.
Staples of every Casa Iberica.
Dinner will be held on Saturday 10th of April. At my house, which is sadly not on the Iberian coast.
There is limited space left at the table. Email me to reserve a seat.