You are invited to join fellow Chowhounds at the next Dangerous Dining Club dinner, scheduled Monday December 16, at PALOMA. As with all DDC dinners, the cost is $25 per person including tax and gratuity. PALOMA has a liquor license, so we will have cash bar. The last DDC dinner drew 60 people. This one cannot, because the restaurant is very small and seating will be limited to 40. Also, because it is a fine-dining restaurant, pre-ordering is necessary, so please include your menu choices when you RSVP. If you need directions, let me know and I'll email them to you.
HERE'S THE INVITATION:
You are cordially invited to kick off the holiday season and join the DDC in sampling the fusion cuisine of Mexican-born and French-trained Chef Adán Saavedra
Monday, December 16, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.
6516 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149
For this DDC dinner, it is necessary to pre-order,
so please include your dinner choices with your RSVP
A P P E T I Z E R - choose one
(1) ENSALADA CESAR
the classic Caesar salad (invented in Mexico), served with shaved parmesan cheese
(2) ENSALADA CARLOTA
mixed baby greens in a tequila balsamic vinaigrette dressing garnished with crisped onion rings and warm goat cheese crouton
(3) TWO-BEAN SOUP
silky-smooth, black and white, yin and yang
garnished with crunchy julienned corn tortilla and a quenelle of chive mousse
(4) BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
flavored with ancho chile
E N T R É E - choose one
(1) SALMON AU POIVRE
pan-seared salmon filet crusted with peppercorns
served on a potato-spinach cake with habanero chardonnay sauce
(2) CHICKEN CULIACÁN
boneless breast of chicken filled with spinach mousse and wrapped in crisp bacon, with a light tomato-chorizo sauce
(3) LAMB SHANK TAPATÍO
braised lamb shank in a red wine - guajillo chile sauce served with vegetable risotto
D E S S E R T - chocolate-orange cake
All dishes will be mild, but Adán's homemade habanero sauce will be available for fire-eaters.
Your host is Barb Cohan-Saavedra
$25.00 cash per person, tax and gratuity included. Cash bar. Ample on-street parking is available. Seating is limited to 40. Paloma is smoke-free.
RSVP (via email ONLY) no later than Thursday, December 12th to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Be sure to include your food choices and indicate whether you would like directions via email)
*A voluntary small cash donation will be collected to benefit Philabundance.