Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Over the top tapas. Jo-Ann and I visited Avance near San Rafael's Civic Center before attending an event at the JCC where Michael Krasny interviewed Dr. Helen Caldicott. (A very informative discussion, details on my other blog.) It's getting darker earlier as you may have been noticing, which makes it difficult for me to get good outside shots for dinner blogging, so today we start with the appetizer, Pan con Ajo y Jamon Serrano -- Serrano ham, garlic toasted baguettes, with herb tomatoes. We started tucking in before I took the photo, realized in the middle so hastily rearranged the remaining pieces! It was perfectly arranged upon presentation to us.

Then out came the perfectly done Paella Jerez -- Fire-roasted artichokes & sauteed garlic prawns over Saffron rice with Jerez sherry.

After consulting us, the waiter gave us some time to savor the paella before bringing out the next tapa, Porto Bello Mushroom -- Lightly breaded, topped with sauteed vegetables, roasted pepper sauce.

Our final dish followed not far behind, the Pinchitos Morunos -- Grilled skewered pork kabobs in a Moorish cayenne B.B.Q glaze. Great meal!

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