A PERFECT BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! I CAN TELL YOU THAT IF YOU ARE PLANNING AN EVENT, THIS PLACE PLEASES TO PERFECTION!!
We had the perfect surprise party for Steve’s big birthday-and we did surprise him Thanks to Eric Jennings (party planner) at El Five and assistance from Ky Belk-(mixologist) we wowed the guests.
First came Mezze Platters-spreads of Turkish eggplant, peanut hummus with charred carrot hummus, htipiti, artichokes, house made pita, and carrots, cucumbers and more. This is worth the visit but so is everything else.
We all had cauliflower yufka-chickepeas, pine nuts, tahini, avocado fattoush, and cumin rouille to accent the empanada-like filled pastries with pureed cauliflower.
Matzo Ball soup dumplings come with mixepoix, chicken bouillon, schmaltz, lemon, olive oil, and dill. Eat these in one bite and have the flavors combine and melt in your mouth.
Moroccan lam sausage is done with the sliced rounds of sausage atop hummus, feta cheese, fava beans, pea tendrils, lemon, and mint. Don’t even try to create this mix of crunch, smoothness, and spices on your own!
The entrees wee Paellas.
Seafood with calamari, mussels, clams, rockfish, shrimp, sofrito, and saffron bamba rice.
Valencian with rabbit confit, smoked sausage, wild rice, Brussels sprouts, artichokes, mustard crema, and saffron.
Vegetarian filled with lentils, veggies, and good enough to please any carnivore.
Dessert was birthday cake—and the rugelach served here. It is not the usual but a chocolate delight!
Sangria was the drink of choice—it being very special with frozen fresh fruit in the mix.
El Five does it all—no need to worry about your party—and you, and all your guests, will be so thrilled with the final product. NOW WHEN CAN I GO BACK!
El Five Tapas de Gibraltar
2930 Umatilla St, Floor 5