Monday, December 30, 2013
The final Christmas gift
In amongst the gifts I gave Michele there were two vouchers for events at the Santa Fe Cooking School.
Today was the tapas demonstration. We watched Michelle Roetzner (right) prepare the dishes. Shestarted off with a great introduction to the history and development of the region. She was great, entertaining and provided great food.
Tapas are a traditional Spanish way of eating with origins that ostensibly date to the 13th century. They are small appetizers/finger foods, made from a wide variety of ingredients. In contemporary restaurants they are often combined to make a full meal. The class prepares Tapas with a Southwestern flare: Spanish tortilla, roasted pepper quesadillas with goat cheese, sauteed shrimp with orange-chipotle honey mustard sauce, meatballs with Romesco sauce, and apricot empanaditas.
We finally made it into the Basilica and enjoyed the ambiance and the light
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