We had a wonderful time at last night’s Dinner with Daniel, a benefit for backers of the Glassblock. Here are a few photos of the evening. Buen provecho!
A wood fire is the foundation of a good paella
Banana peppers stuffed with tortilla de patata, garnished with caviar and salmon roe
Salad of frisée on a bed of beets and oranges
Chorizo cooked in hard cider with pickled pine buds.
Cooking paella over a fire barrel in the back yard
Paella is best when cooked outdoors over a fire.
Appetizers and sangria
Hors d’oeuvre and sangria before the meal
A view from the paella pan
Guests dig in and help serve the paella
Glass Block dinner guests participate in “sobremesa,” the conversation that follows a meal.
Flan with bienmesabe crust and cardamom and buttermilk whipped cream
Escabeche sardines on a sourdough tomato marmalade torrija