La Balena Carmel, in their first dinner with guest chefs, welcomed Gladys Parada of Babaloo and Sarah LaCasse of Earthbound Farm tonight for a Cuban feast. Sold out. What a great, and tasty, evening! It was the perfect, albeit slightly belated, dinner to celebrate Jake's birthday.
Start That Conga Line!
Berry Mojito, Crispy Plantain Chips
Fred & Ethel
Fish Slider, Tropical Slaw, Lemon Creme Fraiche
Where's My Fruit Hat?
Crisp Greens, Avocado, Papaya, Guava Vinaigrette
Ricky & Lucy Do the Mambo!
Lime-Cilantro Braised Pork and Grilled Sea Bass, White Rice, Black Beans, Sweet Plantains
Sweet 'Little Ricky'
Guava, Mango, Cream Cheese Terrine
A Little Cha-Cha
Cookies and Cuban Coffee Shots
Happy birthday, My Love. Hope you enjoyed this as much as the boys and I did!