Spanish food and wine to celebrate the Summer Solstice
After a couple of years of offering French dishes and wines for Bastille Day, last year we gave Italy equal time at Ferragosto, and it made sense to ask ourselves: What about Spain? It turns out there’s a Spanish celebration of the Summer Solstice, the Bonfires of San Juan, held on the Summer Solstice each year. We’re celebrating on the 25th, since we already have a catering event going on on the 23rd. While we don’t plan on setting anything alight, we will be offering a special menu of small plates, a paella, and a flan for dessert. And we’ll waive the corkage on every bottle of Spanish wine in the house to boot. We’ll serve these dishes all day long, so whether you’re here for lunch or dinner, you’re welcome to celebrate the Solstice any time of day.
The menu looks like this:
Faves a la Catalana~ fava beans with onions, bacon and house-made botifarra negra.
Albondigas almendradas~ pork and beef meatballs encrusted with almonds
in a saffron sauce.
Croquetas de bacalao~ salt cod and potato fritters with garlic aioli.
Champiñones al ajillo~ Sautéed mushrooms with garlic, paprika, lemon and Sherry.
Paella~ classic saffron rice with lobster, shrimp, clams and mussels with Spanish chorizo and vegetables.
No corkage on any Spanish wines on the list.