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I don't bother nobody. I'm a real nice girl. Kind of laid back like a dead squirrel. Da ha, da ha, da ha ha ha ha. On a more serious note, I was born in Brooklyn, NY, then after nine years moved to Richmond,VA and lived there for thirty years. Lived in Fayetteville,NC for two and a half years. I lived in Savannah,GA for two years. I'm back in Richmond right now. I'm a recently divorced Christian BBW foodie concerned about human rights, ex-offender re-entry, recovery from all addiction, behavioral health,natural beauty,healthy living,etc. Right now I'm a caregiver,for the elderly,children and those with special needs and I am also trying to become a professional restaurant reviewer and blogger as well as looking for partners,investors & other resources to open a diner in the Bay Area of California or in Savannah Georgia 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Tapas Style Menu from The Fresh Market

Traditionally a collection of Spanish appetizers, Tapas in America has now evolved into a full meal consisting of several courses of small delicious dishes. The servings for each offering are small, but it allows you to indulge in an assortment of flavors.  Prepare our mouth-watering menu of items featuring dishes like Pomegranate and Feta Field Green Salad, Smoked Salmon wrapped Asparagus Spears and Raspberry Melba Crème Brulee. Our menu serves 4.
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Starters

Tapas Style Menu from The Fresh Market Picante stuffed Olives Select 8-12 of your favorite Olives from the Olive Bar in our deli and stuff with small chunks of delicious Picante cheese, an Italian Provolone cheese and serve. Serve 2-3 olives per person.
Picante stuffed Olives
Select 8-12 of your favorite Olives from the Olive Bar in our deli and stuff with small chunks of delicious Picante cheese, an Italian Provolone cheese and serve. Serve 2-3 olives per person.
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Pomegranate and Feta Field Green Salad

In a large bowl, combine a 5 oz bag Earthbound Farms Organic Baby Lettuce Greens with ½ cup crumbled Feta, ¼ cup Toasted Almonds and ½ medium-sized Pink Lady Apple, chopped. Toss with 3 tbsp Organicville Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Divide into 4 equal servings and serve.
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Mini Brie Tarts w/ Lemon Curd

Fill 4 Clearbrook Farms mini tart shells halfway full w/ Cathedral de Meaux Brie. Bake in an oven preheated at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until tarts are golden brown and brie is warm and bubbling. Remove from oven and top with a dollop of Scott’s Lemon Curd and serve.  Serve 1-2 tarts per person
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Mediterranean Olive Toasts

Slice two 1” slices of Olive bread (available in our Bakery Department) and cut each slice into quarters. Toast bread until lightly brown and top with a small scoop of Rising Sun Farms Mediterranean Cheese Torta (approximately 1 tbsp), spreading it evenly over bread. Serve 2-3 olive toasts per person.

Main Course

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Smoked Salmon wrapped Asparagus Spears

Steam 12 asparagus spears until just slightly tender (approximately 5 minutes), set aside. Using our 4 oz Wild Atlantic Sockeye Smoked Salmon, cut smoked salmon into twelve 4” by 2” strips. Spread Cibo Garlic and Herb spread over smoked salmon strip, lightly coating salmon. Repeat for all 12 pieces. Lay asparagus spear, down the center of smoked salmon with Cibo spread facing up and roll smoked salmon around asparagus. Serve 3 asparagus spears per person.
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Coconut Shrimp
Available in our Seafood Department. Purchase 8 Coconut Shrimp and bake in a preheated 375° oven for 13-15 minutes, flipping the shrimp after about 7 minutes. Serve warm with Tropical Pepper Mango Coconut Sauce. Serves 4-5 Coconut Shrimp per person.
Dessert

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Raspberry Melba Crème Brulee

Our Crème Brulee is available in our Bakery Department. Top 1 purchased Crème Brulee with a drizzle of Ruffettos Raspberry Melba Sauce just before serving. Served as a single portion to share.
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Mini Cream Puffs

Our Mini Cream Puffs are available in our Bakery Department. Purchase  Mini Cream Puffs and top with a drizzle of warmed Silver Palate Chocolate Fudge sauce and whipped cream. Serves 1 cream puff person.
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Key Lime Tart

Available in our Bakery Department, ready to serve. Purchase 1 Key Lime Tart and serve as a single portion to share.

http://www.thefreshmarket.com/ideas/entertaining/tapas/tapas-style-menu