Thursday, January 29, 2009

E&M: Our Reception

So the big day was yesterday.  We had dinner with around 40 guests at Alba Restaurante Español on Tomas Morato in Quezon City.  Here's our buffet spread (photos to follow, courtesy of my friend johnnydu):

Tapas (Appetisers):
Tabla de Embutidos-- various Spanish cold cuts
Pescado Vinaigretta-- raw fish marinated in a vinaigrette (basically a kinilaw)
Coca Mallorca-- Mallorcan pie, quite similar to a pizza
Champignon al Ajillo-- mushrooms in garlic sauce
Croquetas de Pollo-- fried chicken croquettes
Calamares y Rabas Fritas-- battered and deep-fried squid (with tentacles)
Albondigas-- Spanish-style meatballs

Sopa: Caldo de Mallorca-- soup of chorizos, morcillas, beans, and cabbage

Ensalada: Ensalada Catalunia--salad of lettuce, carrots, jamon serrano, and parmesan cheese

Pasta: Espaguetis dela Casa-- Alba's house spaguetti; sauce of tomatoes and fried chorizos, topped with parmesan cheese

Verdura (Vegetable Course): Berenjenas al Horno-- roasted eggplant baked with anchovies and three kinds of cheese

Paella Valenciana-- Valencian paella with pork, seafood, and vegetables
Paella de Pollo Finas Hierbas-- chicken paella with fine herbs

Platos (Main Courses):
Lengua Sevillana-- ox tongue with mushrooms and olives in a sherry brown sauce
Cochinillo Asado-- oven-roasted suckling pig
Tuhod y Batoc-- stewed ox kneecap and chuck in brown sauce
Caldereta de Cabrito-- goat stew in a tomato-based spicy sauce
Pollo al Ajillo-- chicken in garlic sauce
Pescado a la Vizcaina-- fish in a tomato-based sauce
Rosbif Español-- sliced roast beef with gravy

Postres (Desserts):
Canonigo-- soft meringue (like the whote part of a brazo de mercedes) with a custard sauce
Torta de Sta. Teresa-- torte with almonds and yema (candies egg yolk balls)
Lemon Squares-- tangy lemon pudding on a thin crust
Frutas-- watermelon and pineapple


Kathleen said...

love the picture

Anonymous said...

oh, never got to link this post to the pictures. here's the link over at my woefully unupdated multiply site: