Dinner at Amada

By now, you know what a fan I am of Jose Garces restaurants. So I was quite happy when I had the chance to dine at Amada once again.

This time we were seated at the chefs’ bar, which allowed us to observe the line of chefs as they prepared all of the orders that came in. I loved watching the concentration of each chef at his (yes, they were all men) station and watching how they assembled each dish. Directly in our sight were the salad, flat bread and dessert chefs; three of nine chefs working that night.

Pulpo a la gallega – Spanish octopus

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Honey-glazed salmon with chanterelle-and-artichoke tortillas epañolas

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating.

This year, I decided to cook dinner and light some sparklers. Last week, my new Jose Garces Latin Evolution cook book arrived and I was eager to try out some new recipes. Jose Garces is one of my favorite chefs at the moment (he has seven restaurants in Philly and will be opening number eight this year!) and excited couldn’t come close to describing how I felt about trying out his recipes.

This is definitely a book meant to challenge and expand your skills as well as your palate. But I can tell you, it’s well worth the effort. The romesco sauce alone is amazing! Continue reading “Honey-glazed salmon with chanterelle-and-artichoke tortillas epañolas”