The Nuevo Latino Gala
Recipe: The Nuevo Latino Gala
I created this menu for four couples, one of whom was the highest bidder at a silent auction to benefit Hospice. From a variety of theme choices, they picked "fancy Mexican." I stretched "fancy Mexican" to mean anywhere from Cuba to Venezuela and across the Caribbean to make the food even more interesting. I posted the easy, fancy foccacia elsewhere on this web site, and eventually I'll post the other recipes too.
Drink of the Day
The Mexican Melon Ball
Zola's nuts, Cuban-style
Grilled, tequila-marinated tuna and avocado "focaccia" with a red onion-balsamic drizzle
Appetizers at the Table
Spicy Boca del Rio shrimp with a mango-mint mojo "cocktail" sauce
"Surprise" tamales with a tomato-New Mexico red chile sauce
Cuban marinated pork tenderloin on a bed of Caribbean black beans with plantain, pineapple and serrano salsa
Coco Cabana served in a dark French chocolate cup dripping with Ghirardelli ganache on a bed of raspberry-Chambord coulis, accompanied by a chocolate-dipped shortbread cookie
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