Monday, August 15, 2011

Al Fresco Spanish Happy Hour

There are so many wonderful moment and memories from our trip. Today I'm going to share an impromptu patio happy hour we had. Our friends invited us the Gijon for dinner one evening. When we arrived at their house, we parked ourselves on their beautiful patio. Laurie and Fred enjoyed a nice cigar and we all enjoyed a beautiful bottle of wine and some quick snacks. One of my new favorite finger foods are these wonderful caper berries and garlic. One of the things that really stood out for me was that the brine was not super acidic as sometimes they can be. The light brine let the true flavor of the caper berries shine. The piquant flavor of the capers combined with the garlic beautifully. I loved them so much, I stowed away a couple of jars in my suitcase to bring home! Move over olives, you have some serious competition!!!

1 comment:

  1. Tres chic, or whatever the Italian equivalent is...ha.
    I love calm, spur of the moment, low key get togethers like this. The capers with garlic sound delicious!