We recently enjoyed a Spanish-style lunch, and what a treat! Below are all the components you need to lunch like a true Spaniard.
Rule #1 – Start late. Everything the Spanish do is later. Tell guests to arrive around 3pm. You’ll eat at 4:30pm
Rule #2 – Have wine options. it’s important to have a good mix to take you through the meal. Start with a Cava to have with small bites and appetizers. Then open an Albarino for the beginning of the meal. End with a fantastic red to round out the meal.
Rule #3 – Ease your way through the meal. Start with small bites. Famous for their tapas, it’s important to keep your guests fed a bit, as you cook, converse, hang out. A few suggestions:
Embutidos – jamon, salchichon, chorizo
El Pan-Tumaca – similar to a bruschetta, this combo of toast, garlic, tomato is a perfect intro snack. Add some jamon or proscuitto to make it even better.
For the main meal, and simple and delicious option is a Spanish Tortilla, served with a salad.
Rule #4 – Enjoy relaxing and hanging out with friends and family! This style of lunch is a wonderful way to catch up with everyone, while enjoying delicious food & wine. Here are more reasons to love the Spanish way of life.