As business dries up like our gardens in the Tucson summertime, we folk in the restaurant world do our best to create a reason for you to dine out. We started years ago by celebrating Bastille Day with a bunch of French dishes and special deals on French wine, and it turned out that people, well, turned out. So we eventually started celebrating Ferragosto the same way in August. Again, people were happy to avail themselves of traditional Italian dishes and special pricing on Italian wines. So we decided to expand our horizons and yours once again, and ring in the Summer Solstice by celebrating the Spanish tradition of the Bonfires of San Juan. We won’t be setting anything on fire ourselves, but we will most assuredly be preparing some tasty Spanish specials- mostly small plates, but paella as well, and a couple of curious Catalan desserts- and we’ll be doing away with corkage on all of our Spanish wines, so you’ll be drinking at retail price, a deal you won’t find anywhere else to our knowledge.
We’ll be offering the menu all day on June 20th, the day they celebrate in Spain, in addition to our regular menu, and it looks like this:
bonfires of san juan
Faves a la Catalana~ fava beans with onions, bacon and house-made botifarra negra. ◊
Albondigas almendradas~ pork and beef meatballs in a saffron-almond 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, scallops, and mussels with Spanish chorizo and vegetables. ◊
Puding de Patata~ potato-lemon cake with candied almonds. ◊
Pastel de Chocolate~ chocolate cake with orange, almond and raisins.
No corkage on any Spanish wines on the list.
◊ ~ dishes may be served gluten free.