While the French are known for their wine and cheese and the Germans for their beer and sausage, the Spanish wile their way through the days with their infamous sangria and tapas. Spanish cuisine favors… relies on the use of fresh ingredients, delicious cheeses and hams the country is famous for and big flavor in small plates. Here in Brooklyn, sangria has become a summer staple for at-home events paired with tapas, small plates perfect to entertain with, allowing us to socialize and enjoy food at the same time without hassle. Tapas are designed for this purpose of easy enjoyment and take the form of a few different items that allow for this simple elegance. Not only are tapas easy to consume, they’re easy to prepare, too, so the host is free to enjoy themselves! Using summer’s best ingredients, it’s so easy to rely on fresh ingredients in place of added steps in preparation to enhance flavor. Learn how to prepare fantastic, creative summer tapas and sangria in tonight’s class, merging all of the flavors and easy enjoyment of the summer for one fantastic evening! Sprinkle some Spain into your summer, turning it into the most sultry one yet!
Recipes: Sangria: White Stone Fruit Sangria; Rose Berry Sangria; Cava Melon Sangria
Tapas: Fried Herbal Almonds; Manchego Cheese & Ham Croquettes; Goat Cheese Stuffed Piquillo; Honey Summer Fruit Tarlets
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Learn to use seasonal summer fruit to make sangrias!
Ashton Keefe is a private chef, caterer, and food stylist in New York. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a BA in English and Entrepreneurship she studied Classic Pastry Arts at The French Culinary Institute. Ashton also contributes to Leslie Sbrocco’s Thirsty Girl, and has written, developed and tested for magazines such as O Magazine and Everyday with Rachael Ray. Check out Ashton’s personal blog Diary of a Sweet Tooth and www.ashtonkeefe.com. Contact Ashton