Monday, August 10, 2015

Lobster Cakes!!!!!

I just made a batch of Lobster Cakes served up with celery remoulaude and creole mustard. Get em' while they last .

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Warm leeks with toasted hazelnut romesco, rocket and aged Jerez vinegar

My wife hates onions. She says they remind her of little rats tails. I believe it's the result of a childhood trauma that she refuses to discuss So we use leeks instead. Now anyone with a garden knows that when things are ready to pick, they are ready to pick. So what to do with a whole row of leeks? Poach them off in a court bouillon and then cover them with vinaigrette . 
Romesco sauce is a Spanish classic. Made by grilling sweet peppers, tomatoes and garlic then pounding it Ito a paste with toasted hazelnuts, olive oil and vineger . Now on the specials board at Al Lago. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Apple Chutney

Apple Chutney

I love chutneys and we use quite a few at Al Lago. The balance of sweet and sour with a little heat from the chilli combined with the smoky flavor of the black cardamom pods make this a great match for game meat or like we do with chargrilled chicken livers. It's such a different world now with the Internet . I remember walking down Broadway heading into Chinatown so I could stock up on hard to find Asian spices and sauces. Now you can order everything to your door . Most times overnight.  

2 Granny Smith apples

1 inch pic of ginger

2 spring onions sliced into rings

1 red capsicum pepper diced

3 black cardamom pods

1 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp star anise

1/2 stick cinnamon

1 red cayenne chilli

1:2 cup sugar

1/2 cup apple vinegar

1 Tb corn starch 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Re-opening Friday the 6th!!!!

We're gearing up to re-open this Friday the 6th of February . We have great specials lined up with Crab and shrimp croquetas , slow cooked smoky Lentils with Morcilla , crispy Duck confit, and sooooo much more. We look forward to seeing you soon. To reserve call 662 052 553 or 647 183 426

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ohhhhh the view!!!

The view from the castle in Zahara de las Sierra !!! It makes a fantastic pre or post lunch hike from Al Lago the inn at the lake!!!

It's time to re-open!!!!!

We have had a fantastic winter break and are gearing up to re-open Al Lago for the 2015 season!!! I'm working on lots of vegetarian menu ideas and classic Spanish dishes with the Al Lago twist. 

  Valentine's Day is coming up, check out our menu and special offer and reserve today!! 
We look forward to seeing you soon ! Stay tuned for exciting news and events