Posts Tagged ‘Mother’s Day’

Mother’s Day Roses & Rosé

May 8th, 2012 | Events, Food & Wine, Recipes & Tapas | 0 Comments

April showers bring May flowers, which is just perfect timing for Mother’s Day. What better way to show Mom some love then by lavishing her with roses – and Rosé! Whether you have a Mother’s Day brunch, picnic or gourmet meal planned, surprise her with a bottle of Spanish Rosé, a bouquet of roses and a rose-inspired treat or two to make it extra special. After all, she deserves the very best.

Here are four easy steps to make her day perfect:

1. Pour her a chilled glass of Spanish Rosé and let her relax.

2. Set a lovely scene for the wonderful meal she didn’t have to cook.

3. Finish off the meal with a special dessert, like this lovely buttercream rose decorated cake. (Want to make it for your Mom? Click here for a step by step tutorial.)

4. Pour her another glass of Rosé while you do the cleaning up (or pay the check).

Happy Mother’s Day – Feliz Día de la Madre!

Mother’s Day Fiesta-style Brunch

May 5th, 2011 | Events, Food & Wine, Recipes & Tapas | 0 Comments

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, are you planning a brunch? That’s always a nice idea, but instead of a traditional brunch menu, why not surprise mom with a fun Spanish-themed fiesta with tapas and wine. Dress up the table with some beautiful decor, like a floral centerpiece arrangement with a mixture of bright orange, yellow and/or red flowers. This can also be used as a gift for mom to take home afterwards.

For the menu, switch out a few classic brunch dishes with some traditional Spanish ones, like these:

Instead of a simple cheese and meat platter appetizer, arrange a tray of Manchego or Iberico cheese, Serrano ham, Jamon or prosciutto, mixed marinated olives, roasted almonds and a jar of Quince paste.

Offer a few savory finger foods, like Stuffed Mushrooms, Roasted Figs Wrapped in Bacon, and Sizzling Garlic Shrimp.

And for a hearty entrée, instead of quiche, make a Spanish Omelet with potatoes, egg, cheese and spinach.

For dessert, instead of chocolate cake, take advantage of strawberry season and make Flan de Fresas (Strawberry Flan).

Pair this brunch menu with a food friendly Tempranillo or Garnacha and mom is sure to be impressed!

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