Pictured: Lobo's Black Paella - coming March 22
Wine Tasting & Tapas Pairings
Six (6) Wines and Six (6) Tapas Dishes. Groups Welcome. Great Date Night!
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Thursday, March 22
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Cost $60 per person. Starts at 7 p.m.
March 22, Wine Tasting & Tapas
Begins at 7 pm and will feature Six Wines and Six Tapas dishes, including the “Black Paella”! $60 per person.
“Rich coloured black from the ink of squid is a specialty of the Emporda region of the Costa Brava. But the ink here does more than offer its dark colour. It also gives the rice a tight, almost tinny sea flavour as well.” - Jeff Koehler
I know what you’re thinking - ink? And from a squid? I was pretty apprehensive myself when this paella was explained to me. As with a lot of food I experienced in Spain, I often thought, “And you want me to eat that??"
But let me just say, I soon learned to keep my preconceived ideas about food on the back burner and simply try it out! In most cases I fell in love with the dish and stopped resisting; my inner country girl, having grown up on a beef farm in Southern Ontario where salt and a bit of pepper were our only ‘seasonings’, I was not in a position to judge delicious cuisine from other countries, and with the sea and all its magical ingredients steps away from the back door.
That was the surprising flavour I picked up in the Black Paella vs Saffron and smoked paprika in most paellas that we are familiar with here, in Canada.
Join us for this special Wine Tasting & Tapas evening. In addition to the amazing dishes the Lobo Kitchen will create for you, we have Six Wines perfectly paired!
It’s going to be an exciting evening (not to worry if you're not familiar with wine tasting or even know what a tapas is - we keep it casual and fun!). Cheers, Trish.
Call 905-868-9777 to Reserve Your Spot
Lobo Iberico Restaurant * 17766 Leslie Street in Newmarket (north of Davis Drive and beside Al Casale Ristorante). #BlackPaella #TapasGTA
Pictured: "Rose" bottom of a wine we'll be using for February 22, theme "Love"
February 22, Wine Tasting & Tapas
Begins at 7 pm and will feature Six Wines and Six Tapas dishes, including this incredible Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rose wine. The base of the bottle is crafted to resemble a rose and it is absolutely stunning! (Hint: great gift idea for Valentines). The wine inside is equally striking - a hint of roses and summer fruits!
$60 per person for the evening.
To prepare for our theme of "Love" for the February Wine Tasting & Tapas pairing evening, let's talk about the two ways of saying “I love you” in Spanish: “te quiero” and “te amo”
“Te quiero” (t-care-row) is literally “I want you” and is the most common way of saying “I love you” in Spanish but, unlike to our English ears, it’s not sexual - children will say “te quiero” to their parents.
“Te amo” (t-ammo) now that’s the BIG one - something you don’t say to your partner unless you’ve been with them for a very long time and really mean it. “Te amo” is serious love-business.
Now I don’t speak Spanish but as a good Canadian, when I went to Spain, I traveled with a translation book - of course I looked up “Sorry” so I would be ready. "Lo Siento" (low-see-entoe).
The first time I said it, as Canadians do in almost every sentence we utter, my hosts in Spain looked at me in horror. I hadn’t said it wrong but in Spanish culture, you never pull out “Sorry” unless it’s in the context of a horrible happening, like murder.
Same with “te amo” - if you say it, you basically married that person for life, and no take- backs allowed.
See you in February! Cheers, Trish.
Great Date Night or plan a Dinner with Friends!
Only $60 per person. The fun begins at 7 pm.