Once Upon A Time... In A Great Restaurant Called "That's Amore"..... (Page One)
We often dine at That's Amore and one time, after a lenghtly chat with Mike the Bartender, he mentioned he was going to perform a "Tequila Tasting". So he could practice, we volunteered and we brought our Tequila Wizard... Javier Gonzales. We had a great time with lunch and then the tasting.
It was so much fun, we decided to do it again with Mitch and Luisa, Bob and Donna with Cyndy, Kathy and Ed, Hans and Kerstin, Mike,Greg, Irene, Brian and Jan (who just returned home from the UK) and of course, our Tequila Wizard (Javier) and his bride, Evelia! It was a real party!
A little bit of Italy in Sunset Beach
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Not So Fast... Lunch First!
Upon arrival we see the table set up for tasting!
The Italian decor was perfect for tequila tasting!
Javier and Evelia were there ahead of us!
Brian was fresh from the UK... So happy to see him and Jan back in the US
Our German contingent was well respresented by Kerstin!
Mike was photobombed by Wil
The back room was all decorated... Great place for a private party
We had a wide selection of dining options from which to choose!
Cyndy and Greg... Ready to dine!
Bob and Donna were just slightly late do to an accident on the freeway
Ready to dine and taste!
Bob brought two friends with him
Mark takes the orders! We finally found out... Mark does speak Spanish!
The secret sign is passed on by Irene and Mike
Javier demonstrates the proper way to drink water....
He is getting warmed up for the official tasting
Caprese salad was wonderful!
Wil and Iris are working out... Eating muscles!
Notice the appropriate attire!
"I do NOT see any sauerkraut on the menu... anywhere!!"
He stopped eating... Must be too hot!
The Cioppino was outstanding!
Did You Know? - Cioppino was developed in the late 1800s primarily by Italian immigrants who settled in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, many from the port city of Genoa. Originally it was made on the boats while out at sea and later became a staple as Italian restaurants proliferated in San Francisco.
The name comes from ciuppin which is the name of a classic soup from the Italian region Liguria, similar in flavor to cioppino but with less tomato and using Mediterranean seafood cooked to the point that it falls apart.
The dish also shares its origin with other regional Italian variations of seafood stew similar to ciuppin, including cacciucco from Tuscany, brodetto di pesce from Abruzzo, and others.
Evelia was surprised at the quantity of food and the size of the "little salad"
The bread was fresh baked!
Brian and Jan digging in to "good ol' American food"
Looks like Sunday Dinner at grandma's!
It's OK... Hans traded in his sauerkraut for Cioppino
"OK... Ready for the tequila!
Kathy... Always with a smile!
Tequila is right around the corner!
Mitch and Luisa joined us a little late but that was perfect for the tasting!
Cyndy is preparing to take notes during the tasting...
We said there would be a test afterwards