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Bartaco

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Today was a sister’s lunch date. She chose Bartaco which is a hot spot for the locals in the Dr. Phillips area off “Restaurant Row”.

I brought along a gift basket, I’d made, for my niece Danielle’s birthday. I filled it with all the essentials. She loves to bake.

As you enter Bartaco the interior walls have a white-washed look with inspiring photography on the walls, woven basket light fixtures, and a sprawling bar in the center, you’d think you were in a bar on the beach in South America.

Here’s a peek at our visit to BarTaco. For more information visit them at http://www.bartaco.com.

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Outdoor Seating

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Jaleo, Disney Springs

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Steve and I received a gift from Melissa last year for reservations at Jaleo to celebrate our anniversary. Jaleo, Disney Springs, his fifth restaurant is owned by the esteemed chef José Andrés. Most of you probably know chef José by all the amazing work he does feeding people during hard times. Recently he’s been spending a lot of time in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Presently, chef José has found ways to help feed people during New York City’s shut down over the COVID-19 Pandemic which has had our whole country on pause. This man, a great humanitarian, may very well be talked about when we look back at this time in our history.

“Shelter in place” is how our country is dealing with containing the spreading of this horrible virus. This means no going out staying at home. With the exception of the bank, grocery store, pharmacy, or to get gas that’s what life has become, at least for a while.

We are all practicing “social distancing”, staying six feet apart to help stop the spread of this virus that’s taking the lives of so many people.

I want to thank all the healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, cleaning staff at all the hospitals, first responders, firemen, and police for all their heroism in fighting this virus.

Once this is all over and things get back to some kind of normalcy I hope you will visit Jaleo, Disney Springs, located at 1482 E Buena Vista Dr. Orlando, FL. 32830 or visit https://disneyworld.disney.go.com.

Here’s a peek into mine and Steve’s anniversary celebration.

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Jamon Iberico.

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Manchego Cheese.

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Chicken And Wild Mushroom Paella.

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Quesada Asturiana.

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Oven Roasted Greek Potatoes (Lemoni Patatas)

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If you’re looking for the best-roasted potato recipe look no further. Simple and comforting lemon roasted potatoes with garlic finished with fresh oregano.

This is a traditional greek side dish known as Ellinikos Lemoni Patatas is really popular in Greek cuisine. Here’s the recipe for my Oven Roasted Greek Potatoes.

Tina, my sister, is coming over to photoshoot this spread. I’m making a double batch of my Oven Roasted Greek Potatoes and plenty of Pork Slovakia With Tzatziki Sauce this way she can take home dinner for her and her husband, Dave.

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Flat Leaf Italian Parsley

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50  minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yields: 12 servings (2 baking dishes)
Equipment: large mixing bowl, 2 (9 x 13) baking dishes, hand-held juicer, chef’s knife

Note: This recipe is for two baking dishes of Roasted Greek Potatoes. If needed divide recipe by half.

Note: To achieve the right texture, greek potatoes are baked covered for approx. 40 minutes in plenty of liquid-olive oil, lemon juice, and broth. As they’re covered the potatoes become tender as they absorb steam and take in the flavored liquid.

Ingredients:
8 medium to large size Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, washed, cut into wedges, divided
8 large garlic cloves, finely minced and divided
1/2 cup of olive oil, divided
2 lemons, juiced, divided
2 1/2 cups of chicken broth, divided (substitute unsalted vegetable broth)
1 1/2 tablespoons of dried Greek oregano, divided (substitute dried oregano)
1 1/2 tablespoons of Kosher salt, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 cup of Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped for garnish, divided
1/2 cup of fresh greek oregano leaves for garnish, divided

Directions:
Peel potatoes and cut them in half. Next, slice each half into large wedges. Let them stand in water while preparing the sauce.

In a two large mixing bowls whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, broth, dried oregano, Kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper.

Drain and dry the potatoes.

Spray both baking dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Evenly divide the potatoes and finely chopped garlic between both baking dishes. Toss to combine.

Pour the liquid from each bowl into each baking dish of potatoes.

Cover each baking dish with foil, transfer to the oven. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven briefly to uncover both baking dishes. Return to the oven to roast for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and golden brown with a little crust forming.

To add a nice char and great texture to the potatoes, place one baking dish, at a time, under the broiler for about 3 minutes. Keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn.

Remove from the oven. Before serving, garnish with finely chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley and fresh oregano leaves.

Serve hot.

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