Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Brunch & Learn at TapaBar

Gambas al Ajillo at TapaBar

From our friends at TapaBar...

TapaBar Bethesda Announces Brunch & Learn this Summer

New dining experience will teach home chefs to host a Spanish-style brunch party

On Saturday, July 29, TapaBar in Bethesda will invite foodies, home cooks and brunch lovers in to learn from Executive Chef Alonso Roche as he cooks and demonstrates classic Spanish Recipes, perfect for an alfresco summer brunch party.

Brunch & Learn attendees will follow along as Chef Alonso preps the following menu:

Smoky Gazpacho Bloody Mary: House Gazpacho recipe infused with spices, mezcal and Pimentón.
Pan Tumaca: Toasted bread rubbed with farm fresh tomato, garlic and olive oil
Tumbet Mallorquin con huevo pochado: A layered summer vegetable dish with summer squash, tomatoes, onion, peppers and potatoes finished with a poached egg
Torrijas con salsa de Rioja y vainilla: Spanish French toast with a vanilla red wine reduction
Churros con chocolate: Churros with a cup of thick Spanish chocolate

Guests will nosh on light bites throughout the presentation and sip their choice of bottomless Mimosas, Sangria and fresh mocktails and enjoy the full meal following the demonstration. Take-home recipe cards will be provided so that attendees may use as a reference for the next brunch party they host.

The Aprender & Comer will begin at 11:00 AM and will be available for $40 per person. For more information, please visit tapabarbethesda.com or call (240) 483-4004.

“People don’t really do brunch in Spain because for the most part they are still asleep BUT just like everything we do at TapaBar, our brunch is our interpretation of what an authentic Tapas restaurant in Spain would prepare if they served brunch,” said Chef Alonso.

Chef Alonso is a passionate teacher and started this series because he wants TapaBar diners to understand the difference premium ingredients and preparation from scratch can make.

TapaBar recently opened for lunch Tuesday through Friday (11:30 AM to 2:00 PM) and brunch on Sundays (11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.)

About The Roche Brothers:
Chef Alonso Roche started his carrier as a television producer before embarking on his true passion of cooking. He attended the academy of cuisine in Bethesda almost 15 years ago and then spent many years working in kitchens around Washington including at Persimmon with Damian Salvartore and at Willow under Tracy O' Grady. After he spend 2 years working in Spain. He worked for "El Alambique" a traditional purveyor of Spanish cook wares and cooking school of Spanish food revising and co-writing books on Spanish food. He also worked at Zaranda under Fernando Arellano a 2 star Michelin chef in Mallorca.

Alvaro Roche worked for many years in the fashion industry as a designer living in Spain, Italy, and France. He founded his own company of children's clothes and grew it to a chain of 150 stores spread out over Latin America.

Six years ago, the brothers co-founded Bold Bite, the acclaimed casual dining spot with locations in Bethesda and Union Station and 202 Donuts which is next door to TapaBar.

For more information about TapaBar, please visit www.TapaBarBethesda.com.