New Year's Eve at "The Boulevard"
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Our menu for tonight. I don't know how we suddenly came up such with an extensive (vs. an easy) menu, especially after cooking on the 25th and the catering gig on the 27th!
I should also mention that, besides sautéing mushrooms and green beans, we've never made any of these dishes before!
And! We're gong to be cooking for about 50 adults and about 15 kids.
Are we crazy? Well, I guess that's just how we roll.
Red wine made refreshing with fruit juices and orange slices.
Fideuá (Seafood Noodle "Paella")
Toasted short noodles cooked in saffron- and smoked paprika-flavored
seafood stock, with clams, mussels, squid, shrimp, chorizo, bell peppers and peas. Post is here!
"Queen of the Catalan sauces!"
Made from ñora peppers, almonds, hazelnuts, roasted tomatoes,
garlic and olive oil. Perfect with everything! Post is here.
"Calçots" con Salsa Romesco
No real calçots available here.
These are green onions, grilled and charred, eaten with Romesco sauce. Post is here!
Mushrooms sautéed with garlic, white wine, parsley and olive oil.
Judías Verdes rehogadas con Tocino
Green beans sautéed with bacon.
Try it with Romesco sauce.
Bacalao con Patatas
Bacalao (salt cod) and potatoes baked in a creamy sauce. Post is here!
Gambas al Ajillo
Prawns with garlic in olive oil.
Beef lengua braised in red wine and veal stock. Post is here!
A hearty stew with pork shoulder & shank, pig's feet,
smoked ham hock, chorizo, morcilla sausage, cabbage and garbanzo beans.
Served with a "gremolata" of parsley, capers, garlic, and orange & lemon zests. Post is here!
Empanada de Pavo
A Galician-style meat pie with a Moorish-inspired filling of
turkey meat, chorizo, olives and figs. Post is here!
Tarta de Soletillas
Ladyfingers dipped in Earl Grey Tea, layered with ground almonds and
orange-flavored mascarpone cheese and whipped cream filling,
dusted with cocoa powder.
Pudim Flan (Universal Bakery)
A classic Portuguese (oops!) flan from Vancouver's
Universal Bakery on Rupert.
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Happy New Year to all! And we'll be posting about these dishes in the days (or most likely, weeks and months) to come! =)
(I'll be automatically posting this later tonight, so the menu will still be a surprise to our guests.)