DINE WITH DOS HERMANOS: JAMON JAMON AT CASA BRINDISA
Last night saw the latest of the bi-monthly events that have become known as Dine with Dos Hermanos, this time at Casa Brindisa, the Kensington branch of the superb restaurant group and importer of Spanish food to the U.K.
Executive Chef, Jose Pizarro and his colleagues constructed quite a menu for us and over the evening plate after plate of astonishing food was brought to each table until the thirty seven of us in attendance could barely consider attempting another bite.
Everybody seemed to have their own favourite dish, but for me the standouts were croquettes made with olive oil and studded with Jamon Iberico, the Pulpo a la Gallega and the pan fried sea bass with some of the best Morcilla de Burgos I have ever tried.
For others the Iberico pork fillet was the star and for DH’s sister visiting from Sheffield, the appearance of Jamon Iberico from Extremadura was enough to make her end seventeen years of non meat eating. Quite a feat.
Alongside all of the food Casa Brindisa Manager, Victor Calvente had persuaded wine supplier Cillar De Silos to donate enough wine to fill a swimming pool which they themselves kindly supplemented with a stunning Manzanilla Sherry when we arrived and an even better Patcharan when the meal was done.
Dos Hermanos being the blog that keeps on giving, these events don’t only involve eating and drinking, but also a prize draw and I would like to truly thank the following for supplying some incredible prizes
The Rare Tea Company
Stanley House Hotel
Hi-Life Dining Club
Betty’s of Harrogate
And, of course, Jay Rayner who, as well as stuffing his face brought along two copies of his book The Man Who Ate The World to give away in a set with my own humble effort.
Finally, as if all this was not enough, everybody left with a bag stuffed with foodie goodies including
Silver Spoon Jam Sugar
Green & Blacks Chocolate
Ketel One Vodka
Jacksons of Picadilly
And even more items from the incredibly generous people at Brindisa
Not bad for £40 a head. So thanks to all who came and thanks to all who made it happen.
The next event will be a “Best of British” supper on 24th August at The Bull & Last. So, if you want to come along, please join our Facebook where we will make an announcement shortly