I have to admit, I do like to have a cocktail or two while at dinner, especially when it adds flavor to the dish, and this is exactly what Botran Rum does for me. Last week I had the opportunity of visiting for the first time Perfecto Miami, which is now co-owned and operating by talented celebrity chef James Tahhan. He hosted an event together with Botran Rum where we got to try some delicious Spanish tapas, while pairing it with some unforgettable cocktails.
First experience of the night was trying the “Surprise Surprise” cocktail, which comes with Botran Rum, a bit of sugar, lemon and orange. I have to tell you, this drink is dangerous because it’s not too sweet and very refreshing. So proceed with caution! Chef James paired this drink with his Spanish omelet with potatoes. He actually taught us if you order a Spanish omelet and it isn’t thin and slightly running in the center it wasn’t cooked the right way! This is how it is done in Barcelona.
Next the group was then invited to mix their own mojitos! We went ahead and added in a shaker all of our ingredients: Botran Reserva, a bit of sugar, fresh squeezed lime juice, mint leaves, and a splash of club soda. And in case you were wondering, I made a mean cocktail!
We then paired this cocktail with a few other sharable plates. We tried the croquetas, which were so creamy in the inside and perfectly crunchy on the outside that I couldn't resist and had to have two. For those who are looking for something a bit lighter the avocado cannelloni is a great option. It comes with crab, tomato and some ginger.
Lastly, we tried Perfecto Miami’s “arroz negro,” which is rice made with squid ink. Their rice was infused with seafood like shrimp and clams. It was so tasty with just the right amount of spices. I would come back just to eat an entire plate of that rice, and that says a lot because I’m not really a rice kinda gal!