Each year, the beginning of summer is celebrated in Alicante and really throughout Spain on June 24, but really on the 23rd when the clock strikes midnight (and truly, revelers kick it off in many towns days before the culmination of it all,) with massive bonfires dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. We love any excuse we can conjure to whip up some Spanish-style delicacies, so we’ll be offering some specials on the 23rd, for takeout or dine-in, and to make things even more lively, we’ll waive the corkage (that’s built into every bottle on our list) on all Spanish wines, so you’ll be drinking for retail price instead of restaurant price, and you’ll find a beautiful pairing. You may even be inclined to take a bottle home. More importantly, though, you’ll be able to enjoy a bunch of small dishes, plus one big one, and revel in Spanish deliciousness. You’ll likely want to make a reservation sooner than later if you plan on joining us on the 23rd, as we’re still operating at limited capacity. But we’d be thrilled to see you. Call us at 326-9363.
the bonfires of san juan
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 bacallà~ 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, scallops, clams and mussels with Spanish chorizo and vegetables. §§
No corkage on any Spanish wines on the list.