Epicurean Adventure – October 2012

October 2012: Spain

Having recently returned from Spain’s wine regions where Michael Klauber and his wife Terri hosted a trip for Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club members, Klauber is pleased to bring Sarasota residents and visitors the freshest ideas and newest inspiration from Spain to his award-winning Sarasota restaurant in October.

“We returned so inspired by the tapas and brilliant cuisine, my culinary team decided to celebrate the best of Basque and Cataluña by featuring an entire three-course feast,” said Michael Klauber, co-proprietor of Michael’s On East.

A three-course Spanish Epicurean Adventure dinner menu is featured for $29.95 per person as well as a two-course lunch menu for $18.95 per person. Wine pairings were selected from an array of standout wines from Klauber’s recent tours and tastings throughout Spain’s La Rioja and Ribera del Duero wine regions. Verdejo, Marques de Riscal, Rueda, 2011 and Monastrell, “Honoro Vera”, Juan Gil, Jumilla, 2011 will be available for $10 per pairing during dinner and $5 per pairing during lunch.




Aperitivos (Starters)

Aubergines con Queso
Crispy Eggplant with Spanish Tomato Sauce, Camembert Cheese with Fresh Oregano and Sage

Pimiento de Piquillo Rellenos Con Gambas
Stuffed Piquillo Pepper with Shrimp and Sauce Cataluña

Entrantes de la Cena (Dinner Entrees)

Rape Envuelto en Jamón Serrano
Serrano Ham wrapped Monkfish in a Tomato Clam Stew with Valencia Grilled Bread

Paella a la Galicia
Baby Shrimp, Chorizo, Chicken, Fresh Mussels and Saffron Rice

Puerco Relleno Con Alcachofas
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Baby Artichokes, Scallions, Piquillo Pepper and Manchego Cheese Served in a Sofrito Sacue, Topped with Crispy Sweet Potato Allumettes


Postres (Desserts)

Bizcocho Borracho & Pumpkin Flan
A Light Cinnamon and Brandy Sponge Cake Atop Sweet Pumpkin Flan

Tarta de Cappuccino and Marcona Almond Brittle
A Rich and Dense Flourless Cake and Coffee Crema

Entradas Almuerzo (Lunch Entrees)

Biquine de Rucula
Olive Oil Pan-Seared Serrano Ham Sandwich with Fresh Tomatoes, Baby Arugula, Manchego Cheese and Onion Jam, Served with Paprika-Spiced Potato Chips

Bacalao al Ajillo
Pan-Seared Cod with Garlic, Spicy Pepper, Vegetable Paella and Marinated Piquillo Pepper

Michael’s Epicurean Adventures present culinary journeys to a new destination each month. The Spanish Epicurean Adventure dinner menu will be available Monday through Saturday, Oct. 1 – 31, 2012. The two-course lunch offering is available Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservations, please call 941-366-0007, ext. 224 or click here to make reservations online through Open Table.