Well! We've finished Avocado Festival weekend and all that the Festival brings. We can get to back to the more quiet life we're used to. The big news this week is that we are now serving one of our favorite fixed price menus at Sly's - both ours and our customer.
Our Basque menu, celebrating the Cuisine of the Basque Country on the south-west coast of France, contains some of our all time favorites dishes, and never fails to remind Annie and I of some of the great times we've spent in St. Jean de Luz, Bayonne, Biarritz, and up in the foothills of the Pyreneesd.
The Basque people speak their own language, a unique orphan among language families. Their traditional homeland is now divided up between Spain and France. We’re celebrating the cuisine of the French Basque Country. The star of our menu is probably our "mixed" Paella, with homemade chorizo sausage, shrimp, mussels, squid, clams and chicken. Richly seasoned with saffron, it is one of the kings of rice dishes - not to mention one of my wife Annie's favorites!
As usual, Sly's three- course fixed price menu is a reasonable $35. plus tax & tip, or $55. including three glasses of French wine.
Sly’s Little Paella from the current fixed price menu: our homemade chorizo, chicken, clams, mussels calamari and shrimp in rice cooked in a rich broth with saffron.