Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tasty Tapas & Spanish Wines featured in New Alamo Menu

A new taste will be served up at the Alamo Drafthouse exclusively during the screenings of THE SKIN I LIVE IN. The special tapas menu created by Executive Chef John Bullington and a mix of Spanish wines selected by Beverage Director Bill Norris will be featured during the first two weeks the film is run.

I had the opportunity to sample the new menu and was surprised at the variety of tastes and textures I was introduced to. Among the new dishes are calamari with romesco sauce and a Castilian soup with roast shrimp. Both were packed with flavors and when paired with the wines, made for a delicious combo.

I'm no wine expert and honestly haven't tried too many before, but the trio featured on this new menu were memorable. All three were great, but my personal favorite was the '09 Telmo Rodriguez Baso Blanco, Rudeo. With a hint of lime, it paired well with the tomato, leek, almonds and manchego in sherry vinegar with herbs.

This special menu is only being offered for a short time, so be sure to swing by the Alamo Drafthouse to see the movie and try this new menu! For more information about the menu or to purchase tickets, please click here.

Above: Crispy Calamari with Romesco Sauce

Above: Serrano Ham and Chicken Fritters

Above: Oyster Mushrooms Roasted with Spanish Chorizo