Monday, March 12, 2012

Tapas Sunday

It is now the March school holiday and the group wasted no time and met up on Sunday afternoon for a Tapas gathering at 2706. The last time the group had a Tapas-theme gathering was in April 2011 and I really do not understand why there was such a year's gap.

The thing I like about having Tapas for gathering is that you get to sample a wide variety of those lusty little bites. You do not need huge effort (usually) to prepare the bites and we proved that. With good imagination and a combination of simple but fresh ingredients, you can come out with heavenly bites that friends and guests just cannot stop gobbling over fine wine. With different bites, the same wine taste different and it elevates wine pairing and appreciation to another level.

Eat, drink and be merry... Good things come in small packages.. Now I fully understand those words.

Cheese Emmental in Honey and Olive Oil Marinade... mi contribución

Country Terrine with Caramelized Apple and Wild Rockets... I baked the terrine on Friday and left it in the fridge to allow the flavors to develop. Yummy!

Green Olive with Anchovies... Chef Jazz's contribution

Gambas al Ajillo... Popular Spanish Tapas

Pumpkin Pie Dip... Goes well with the fresh crunchy apple

Sweet Potatoes and Banana Crumble... 

Parma Ham with Rock Melon... Eeleen, you must have visited Prego recently :)

Mini pancakes with sour cream eggs and fish roe... Delicious and colourful combination... Pass me the pancake recipe, Mrs Tan.

Blue Cheese mushroom with blueberry... I always give blue cheese the pass but this is exception.

What a spread... I like Tapas Sunday!

The wine (& Port) for the Sunday (L to R):
Ashbrook Chardonay 2008
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Beaujolais Nouveau 2011
Hardys Merlot 2010
Arlewood Shiraz 2005
Salomon Estate Shiraz 2007
Le Fronde Moscato D'Asti 2009
Cockburn Special Reserve (Port)

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