As spring enlivens the countryside, come join us in a special celebration with a wonderful Spanish-inspired dinner. We will start with tapas (small plates
Saturday, March 23, 2019
6:00 to 8:30 pm
Admission $45.00 – tickets available at the door
Doors open 5:45 pm
Raffle tickets $5.00 or 5 for $20.00
Dinner will accommodate vegan as well as gluten-free diets.
For carb-free and allergy needs, we recommend that you purchase a ticket ahead so we will know how to best make the event special for you as well.
What are Tapas?
Tapas are basically Spanish appetizers, though one can make a whole meal just from tapas dishes. The name is derived from a Spanish word meaning “to cover.”
In pre-19th century Spain, tapas were served by places offering meals and rooms for travelers. Since few innkeepers could write and few travelers read, inns offered their guests a sample of the dishes available, on a “tapa” or pot cover.
It is also thought the original tapas were thin slices of bread or meat that sherry drinkers in Andalusian taverns used to cover their glasses between sips. This was a practical measure meant to prevent fruit flies from hovering over the sweet sherry. The tapas eventually became as important as the sherry.
We will be serving a variety of tapas, with plenty of selections for vegans and those on a gluten-free diet. There will also be tapas to please vegetarians, pescatarians, and carnivores. Omnivores will be especially pleased with
What is Paella?
Paella is a rice dish from the region of Valencia. Types of paella include vegetable paella (paella de
In celebration of spring, we will be serving a vegan paella de
The origin of paella goes back centuries, to when the Moors in Muslim Spain began rice cultivation around the 10th century. Consequently, Valencians often made casseroles of rice, fish, and spices for family gatherings and religious feasts.
Afterward, it became customary for cooks to combine rice with vegetables, beans, and dried cod, providing an acceptable meal for Lent, the weeks preceding Easter.
Spring Festivals in Spain (Celebración de Primavera)
There are spring fire fiestas and other festivals that feature flamenco dancers. Our Paella Fiesta will certainly have candles and spring flowers, and will include a local flamenco dancer for our entertainment. You will not want to miss this colorful and fun-filled celebration of spring. We look forward to having you join us.
Spring starts this year on March 20th. Similar to here, wildflowers dot the Spanish hillsides in March and invite folks to come together and revel in the season. There are several celebrations that occur in late March and early April. The most famous traditional festival is the Semana Santa, the Holy Week that takes place right before Easter. It is a time for families to come together and enjoy their favorite snacks as they parade around with their patron saint. Our celebration of spring,