Sunday, May 9, 2010

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This is it. The day before the big feast, and feast we will...wait 'til you see the menu.

Restauranteurs Tom Schnetz and Dona Savitsky, owners of Doña Tomás, Tacubaya and Flora, were so gracious to donate the use of their "first born" (Doña Tomás) for our event tomorrow, located at 5004 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. Doors will open at 5:oopm for mingling with sangria and snacks, seating for supper promptly at 6:00pm.

I know you're eager to see what you'll be devouring, so without further ado...el menú.

Cocktail Hour
Pâté de Gallo
Patatas Bravas
Aceitunas Alindas
Almendras Fritas with rosemary salt
White Sangria

Gambas al Ajillo
Tortilla Española con Chorizo with cumin crème fraiche
Cucumber Melon Gazpacho
Sherry-Rum Cocktail

Rabbit Merguez Sausage, lentils, poached egg
Requesón with marinated artichokes, meyer lemons, mint
Yellow Chartruese and Square One Botanical Cockail

Paella de Mariscos y Pollo
Ensalada con Salsa Xató
Wine: Xarmant Txakoli De Alava, Txakolina '09

Goat's Milk Panna Cotta, raspberries, pistachios
Strawberry, Mezcal, Absinthe, Fennel Pollen Cocktail

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

the countdown is on

Long awaited since the very first FWB supperclub held on March 1st of this year, the second feast will take place this coming Monday, May 10th.

This time around, Allyson Harvie (sous chef of Absinthe Brasserie & Bar) and Chris Larsen (bartender at Restaurante Doña Tomás) will be putting together a five-course Spanish feast, with traditional fare such as Paella and Gambas al Ajillo, and some others with a more rustic take, like a homemade Rabbit Merguez Sausage. Dessert made by Flora pastry chef Nichole Dezek, whose sea salt caramel pudding is the talk of yelpers.

Each of the five courses will be paired with a cocktail or wine, created or hand selected by Absinthe bar manager Carlos Yturria.

Excited?!? I sure am.