4.15.2009

Little bites...big dinner





Tonight we entered the realm of tapas. Tapas are Spanish appetizers literally translating to "little bites". So, we made many little bites and we would love to show them to you.
We started with a crostini... french bread smothered with a cream cheese/feta cheese mixture and topped with a sauteed mushroom mixture. This was a great way to start our evening!
After the wonderful starter, we delivered our next three tapas as our main dish. Together they compete for BostonsInVirginia's best meal ever. We could not choose a favorite on the plate and they are all worth making again.
Minature Napoleons with Eggplant Creme
These dainty bites were full of flavor and big on nutrition. We loved this tapas and would recommend that you try them too.
Next, the asparagus and white bean paste tart was a welcome addition to our plate. I cannot overstate how great this recipe is. It would be a great appetizer for a dinner party, a light main dish with a salad, or an interesting side dish. However you choose to serve it, we are confident it will be a highlight of your day.
Perhaps the most surprising dish of the evening was the Tofu Nut Balls (pictured in the head picture). These tofu balls have the consistency of meat balls and mix well with a spicy tomato sauce. They were a perfect tapas, but we also have inside information to let us know they also make a great main dish when coupled with pasta.
Onto dessert, which was great as always. Tonight our choice was Chocolate Rounds with Macadamia Nut Goo. Yum, Yum, Yum - these chocolate bites were full of sweetness complemented with the nutty caramelized goo.


Tonight was a complete home run! These dishes were photogenic, delicious, and relatively easy to prepare. We would recommend them all and encourage you to try a tapas dinner at home. A dinner of small dishes is a great way to have a fun evening at home.
Enjoy and we will see you next week. Please leave us a comment and let us know what is on your mind. Any ideas of what we should fix in the future....a fan's favorite dinner would be really fun :)

2 comments:

johnhildreth said...

Goo :)

... these are some of the best photos, I think, because this is some of the best-presented dishes you've made ... the tapas is very photogenic.

joe said...

yummeee