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HMB = Monday 3/21 - Major One Time Portuguese Dinner

Krys | Mar 2, 200503:43 PM

Last night I received the following email from Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

An Evening in Portugal MONDAY, MARCH 21st

"An evening celebrating the broad range of traditional Portuguese cuisine. From Lisbon to the Azores , this culinary experience promises to be a palate pleasing, multi-course meal sure to enlighten the novice and bring the flavors of home to those of Portuguese descent. We will be drawing from the vast knowledge of our local Portuguese community and the culinary expertise of our Executive Chef, Michael Nancovski to create the ultimate experience."

I called today and it seems that the details are still being worked out. What I know so far is the dinner is from 6:30 - 9:30 and will match the foods of Portugual to wines and ports. It will be a prix fixe dinner. There will be a speaker talking about Portuguese foods. There guest chef is local to HMB and has over 30 years of experience with Portuguese food. They are still working out the details and the price (currently at $70, but they are feeling that's a little high). Keri will give me a call when she has the details and I'll post updates on the board as I know them. Or you can give Keri (ex 27)a call at HMB breweing company (but please not today. It's MAVEKRICKS day and they are swamped). Someone named Wayne Meyer has something to do with the planning as well. Good. Now I can throw away the little scrap of paper I have this info on.

This seems to be a Portugese month for me. I want to catch the live Fado Music at Sousa's in SJ on either March 17th, 18th or 19th. Then there are two chowdowns, one at grubstake and one possible at La Salette.

Who knew I would get so involved in Portugese food when I got that flyer for Peoples Market in Rodeo with a coupon for a 10% discount for their Portuguese food. The whole experience has been strange and led me down paths I never expected, even in terms of Chowhound. It is so absurd that ... and I'm not making this up ... a few days ago I was in an accident (no damage) and when the guy handed me his licence, his last name was "Souza" ... I said "are you Portuguese?" He said yes, how did I know that.


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