Monday, March 1, 2010
Happy Birthday Part 2
Yes, there is more. I am fortunate to have some very wonderful friends, and they invited us to join them for dinner last night. Kevin worked his kitchen magic again and turned out a Spanish tortilla. Now this is a simple dish with few ingredients but it's authenticity will simply transport you. It was accompanied in the Spanish tradition with fresh, unadorned bread, and we had a Spanish-style Tempranillo along side to round out the experience.
The short story behind all the Spanish dishes is that Kevin's parents were missionaries, and they lived for a while in Spain. They brought back with them flavor of Spain in these recipes. Unfortunately I missed most of the preparation of this dish because I was in the other room catching up with Ashley. Kevin's mom, Pauline, joined us for dinner, too. It was a delightful evening as always, and topped off with Kevin's chocolate cake with praline icing. Absolutely delicious and better than many restaurant desserts.