Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Ahh Belota!

Fresh off a week in Paris, the Sunday Dinner crew found a Spanish ham to remember. These Iberico jamons tasted as good as they looked. We spent an evening at a wine bar and gourmet food shop called Da Rosa in the Latin Quarter. These guys have the right idea for a business - collect the very best Spanish, French, and Italian delicacies, put them on a plate, and charge a lot of Euro for them. You don't even have to cook, and everyone is happy. And happy is an understatement. We were thrilled.

Take a peek in that bowl there. It may not look like much, but this is what they present you at the end of the meal. France is full of culinary surprises, but this one changes everything. No those aren't Raisinets, those are Sauternes soaked raisins, coated with dark chocolate. Yes, they were good. We bought a bag. Maybe we bought more than one.

Anyway, just a moment in a week of them. Look for more Parisian delights in future posts. We may have even found an underground restaurant that might be able to give a certain Chicago hidden kitchen a run for its money!

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