Ports of Call: Portugal
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Silk Road and Chef Abraham Risho invite you to join us on May 31, 2011 for our next culinary adventure as we taste the cuisine of Portugal. Chef Abraham has designed a 6-course menu and each course expertly matched to wine enticing the tastebuds! 


DINNER MENU & WINE PAIRINGS

ACEPIPES: Appetizer
Pasta de alho: softened brie mixed with garlic & cayenne
Pasta de azeitonas pretas: pureed garlic & oil-cured olive paste
Pão Torrado: freshly toasted bread
WINE: N/V 
Loureiro/Trajadura/Pederné, Broadbent Vihno Verde, Vihno Verde, Portugal


CALDO VERDE:
Green Soup
Potatoes, onion & garlic simmered in chicken broth with chorizo & kale
WINE: 2009 Fernao PiresBrancoQuinta do Casal Branco, Ribatejo, Portugal


ACEPIPES VARIADOS:
Various Appetizers

Cataplana: fresh clams baked in spicy tomato sauce with chorizo, prosciutto, ham & wine
Bolinhos de bacalhau: fresh cod fish cooked with potatoes, cayenne & garlic, rolled into balls & deep fried
Escabeche de atum: tuna seared in garlic oil & marinated in lemon, onion, coriander, parsley & pepper
Bifes de atum à Madeirense
seared tuna steaks marinated in garlic, oregano & olive oil
WINE: 2008 Castelao/Cabernet Sauvignon, Terra De Lobos, Quinta do Casal Branco, Ribatejo, Portugal


AVES
: Poultry

Arroz de pato
slow braised duck with prosciutto, bacon & chorizo, served over a bed of rice
WINE: 2006 Trincadeira/ Aragones/ Alicante Bouschet/Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah, Vinho dMouroAletejo, Portugal


CARNE
: Beef

Bife à Portuguesa: steak topped with prosciutto, wild mushrooms & gravy, 
prepared to a perfect medium-rare, served with house-made batains fritas (potato chips) 
WINE: 2008, ReservaQuinta do Crasto, Douro Valley, Portugal


DOCE
: Sweet

Pudim de chá: smooth pudding made with black tea, served with morangos em porto (strawberries macerated in port), topped with doce de chila (candied chila gourd spiced with cinnamon)
WINE: 2008 
Tinta Roriz/Touriga Franca/Touriga Nacional, Flor de CrastoQuinta do Crasto, Douro Valley, Portugal


6:30pm in the upstairs dining room at The Silk Road
$ 75.00 per person, all-inclusive ticket:
Six Course Dinner with Six Expertly Matched Wines, & Gratuity!


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