I’m a little late with this post.. This is from September Supper Club at the Tapella’s and it is now well into the first week of October. BUT- this meal was quite delicious and I cannot go without posting about it- late or not.
The Tapella’s recently took a trip to Costa Rica and came home with great recipes to try for their turn to host SC for the month of September. All of these were a hit! I got three words for you.. yummy, yum, yum.. Fair enough?
Spicy Tuna Roll (store bought)
Black Bean Dip
Tomatillo Salsa (store bought)
Black Bean Baked Chips (store bought)
Chocolate Raspberry Fondue
with Assorted Dippers
The evening started with a delicious beverage known in the heart if Costa Rica as the Guajito. From the looks of the preparation, it is really similar to the Mojito, complete with limes and mint to garnish. I did not get a taste of this lovely and crisp looking drink, but the non-preggos of our group enjoyed them through the night!
Appetizers were yummy! Jacqueline made a really good Black Bean Dip to go with the tomatillo salsa and baked chips. She also picked up some sushi for another option to choose. I sampled both.. Sushi for this preggo? *GASP*
I know, I know. But, if you are seeking your sushi from a reputable place- and have never gotten anything questionable supplied from the place in the past, it is fine to have a sample or two. I’ve missed sushi these past 7 months and just had to have a taste. I just had to!
Next, it was time for dinner!
The Cabrera’s were excited to see the candied plantains on the stove.. Diana is originally from Columbia and this is one dish she and Chris love! I’ve only had plantains one other time, so I was excited to have them on my plate as well!
Dessert was served.. Chocolate Raspberry Fondue- oh my yummy! This was such a fun way to end the meal. We all chose our skewers and proceeded to dig in! The bananas were the most popular, and then the strawberries. I personally was enjoying the rice krispie treats (minus the chocolate) in between fondue dips with the fruit. I blame it all on two little girls..
Dinner was so fun! I love spending time with these special friends. Thank you Tapella’s for hosting this ‘authentic’ Costa Rican meal! What a fun way to celebrate your trip and to share the details with friends.
Next up.. Dinner at the Massey’s house- I wonder what my Fireman has up his sleeve for October..
We shall see!