Mezze, a style of dining in the Mediterranean and Middle East, resembles Spanish tapas and other small plates meant to stimulate the appetite. Unlike those appetizers, mezze oten make up an entire meal, combining both cold and hot dishes. A truly social event, mezze dining encourages conversation and lingering at the table. Come an feast with us an enjoy;
Cold Strawberry Soup, Baked Artichoke Hearts with Chevre, Spicy Carrot in Cumin Feta Olive Salad, Hummus with Harissa, Gratin of Mussels and Tomatoes, Salmon in Orange Sauce.
For a nature and sea lover, discover the exceptional views from France's Cote d'Azur to Spain's magificent contrasting landscapes along the Catalan coast. For a nature and sea lover, discover the exceptional views from France's Cote d'Azur to Spain's magnificent contrasting landscapes along the Catalan coast. Let's prepare French and Spanish inspired dishes such as Tapenade and Chevre Stuffed Tomato, Saffron Rice with Mussels an Vegetables, and Aïoli with Young Vegetables.
Recipes from the Azure Aegean Sea - September 6, 2017, 6:15-8:45pm
Creating recipes with Balsamic vinegar is one of Chef Alba’s passions. Balsamic vinegar has an inimitable flavor. It’s not just for use in salads. It’s used to create tasty and easy to prepare dishes that are suitable for any occasion. In this class, we will be making, Goat Cheese Pears Crostini with Balsamic, Pork Loin Medallions in Balsamic, Balsamic and Herb Roasted New Potatoes, and for dessert Ricotta Cacao Trancio with Aged Balsamic Drizzle.
Feast of 7 fishes - December 7th (Menu TBD)
During a hot summer, cooking easy and fresh recipes are preferable to not keep us so busy in the kitchen. These are some of Chef Alba’s summer favorites that will be simple to make, so enjoy creating; Eggplant in Carozza, Spaghetti al Pesto di Broccoli Pecorino and Almonds, and Shrimp Asparagus Salad with Fresh Herb Dressing
To schedule a private cooking party at Secolari in Columbia, or Whole Foods in Annapolis, please contact me directly.