Region: Central Oregon
Place: Victorian Cafe, Bend
Package Date: Jan. 14, 2012, 6-9 p.m.
Lodging: Oxford Hotel
Perfect as a cultural aprés ski evening, a Spanish comida will be made by 1859′s Home Grown Chef, Lisa Glickman, who, for years, lived and cooked in Barcelona. In an intimate wooden cottage on Bend’s west side, expect a tapas menu with an Oregon twist of house-made potato chips with marinated olives and Marcona almonds, saffron-pickled cauliflower and tortillas de patata to name a few. The main course is a traditional Spanish paella, but made with local smoked ham, chorizo, chicken, shrimp, clams and mussels. Sip and learn about tempranillo from one of Oregon’s best winemakers. Spicy Flamenco music provides ritmo into the night. Seating is limited to thirty guests.
About the Oxford Hotel:
The Oxford Hotel is the discerning, eco-conscious traveler’s ultimate hotel destination.
Inspired by the cosmopolitan mountain town, The Oxford Hotel in Bend, Oregon, is a welcome respite from your outdoor adventures. As the only boutique hotel in Bend, Oregon, The Oxford offers amenities and luxuries you simply won’t find anywhere else in town.
With a friendly staff, eco-friendly design and convenient location, both in the heart of historic downtown Bend and minutes away from the endless outdoor opportunities found in Central Oregon, you’ll discover hospitality, comfort and convenience that you could only dream about.
The upscale hotel experience of a lifetime awaits. These accommodations bring its sophisticated guests everything the active, eco-conscious traveler desires—a gorgeously designed and full-service boutique hotel that manages to organically fuse sustainability with all the luxurious amenities, convenience and incomparable service you expect from a four diamond hotel.
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Just returned from trip to Barcelona. The food was beyond fantastic. Fell in love with the seafood and patatas bravas. Trying to replicate tapas recipes. Brought back some cooking magazines, having some "fun" with the translation to English. Even brought back a paper placemat from our favorite tapas bar that lists 51 types of tapas, and we tried most of them.
Does Victorian Cafe offer Spanish food on their regular menu? And, are there going to be any cooking classes for this cuisine? And, is there any cookbook for this cuisine that is particularly recommended?