We bought two lambs from Barinaga ranch six months before opening Duende, packed the legs and shoulders with salt, pepper, juniper and cloves and left them with our friends at Dopo to cure.
We recently picked them up and couldn't be happier with the result: a mild & sweet lamb flavor matched to a buttery, melt in your mouth consistency. Paired with green almonds and pickled green strawberries.
Suggested Sherry pairing: Valdespino Inocente Fino
Friday, April 26 | 9:30pm | $10 The Scorpion Decides
The Scorpion Decides performs original music that melds breakbeat rhythmic concepts with free jazz syntax into a unified whole. The group has recently released a live recording entitled The Desert Will Prevail showcasing their quick footed interaction and unique sound language.
How much would you pay to take home a bottle of Rioja from 2001, one of the best vintages ever? In our Bodega, Viña Ardanza (94 points The Wine Advocate) is available at $34, the best price in Oakland. Other great values offered in our Bodega: Monje Tradicional (from the Canary Islands) at $21 and our best seller Ribera del Duero, Pago de los Capellanes is available to go take home for a mere $19.50.
New Teas from Highwire
Silver Needle - From the Province of Fujian on China's southeast coast comes the Semi Green Silver Needle. A wonderful white tea with amazing texture and mouthfeel. The silver needle is very soft and velvety on the palate and incredibly round in it's composition. Jasmine Pearl
- The Finest Jasmine Pearl from Highwire is scented with night blooming jasmine blossoms after the oxidation process. After the desired level of scenting has been reached the blossoms are separated from the tea, giving way to the rolling process. Winter Morning - Tea buyer for Highwire Rich Avella's first blend for the brand. Comprised of multiple black teas, all of which are currently available individually from the company, components include the Black Fragrance, Keemun Mao Fung.