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buenas tardes

September 6, 2017

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Not much can top a lazy summer afternoon spent sipping sangria and sharing tapas with friends.  AJAX, a hip new DC event space with an urban-chic vibe, was the perfect spot for the relaxed repast.

AjaxPSP0014Small bite tapas dishes like Montaditos (toasts topped with pequito peppers filled with avocado crema and braised beef short ribs with Manchego crumbles) were presented in the traditional way on picks and skewers.PSP0096Tasty veal and pork meatballs (Albóndigas), in a rich almond and saffron sauce, filled small terracotta crocks.PSP0093 PSP0003

Deviled eggs (Huevos Endiablados ), made in the Spanish style, were topped with tiny filets of white anchovy and dusted with aleppo pepper.PSP0092 Spanish olives were mixed with saffron-roasted cauliflower and feta cheese.PSP0091

A classic Tortilla Espanola showed off layers of omelette with bliss potatoes, piquillo peppers and pea shoots.PSP0090 PSP0009

A hearty grilled octopus salad (Ensalada de Pulpo) included cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, onions and pimento in a tangy lemon-parsley vinaigrette.PSP0089Tapas bar favorite, Patatas Bravas, roasted potatoes in a rich tomato bravas sauce, were finished with a creamy espellette aïoli.

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Good food, good friends and good times – the perfect way to pass a summer’s day!


Special thanks to:

AJAX event space

Pablo Sartor Photography

Amaryllis Floral and Event Design

Revolution Event Design and Production

Perfect Settings