The weather started out pretty then became rainy but we managed to miss the downpour... We were drinking wine!
April 20, 2010... A Stormy Tuesday Afternoon
The Disney gardens were, as always, beautiful
Sue reads the signs
The sky was blah
The chefs get ready for the 1:00 demo, ice cream!
The only sun out today!
The Demonstration Area Gets Better Every Year
HD Television instead of the overhead mirrors
The TV's were OK but we preferred the overhead mirrors
The 2:30 Demo Was Gazpacho By Greg Stillman (Catal)
Did you know? - Gazpacho is a cold Spanish tomato-based raw vegetable soup, originating in the southern region of Andalusia. Gazpacho is widely consumed throughout Spain, neighboring Portugal (where it is known as gaspacho) and parts of Latin America. Gazpacho is mostly consumed during the summer months, due to its refreshing qualities.
Gazpacho has ancient roots. There are a number of theories of its origin, including as an Arab soup of bread, olive oil, water and garlic that arrived in Spain with the Moors, or via the Romans with the addition of vinegar. Once in Spain it became a part of Andalusian cuisine, particularly Seville, using stale bread, garlic, olive oil, salt, and vinegar, similar to ajoblanco. Tomato was added to the recipe after it was brought to Europe after the Columbian Exchange which began in 1492. The dish remained popular with field hands as a way to cool off during the summer and to use available ingredients such as fresh vegetables and stale bread.
There are many modern variations of gazpacho, often in different colors and omitting the tomatoes and bread in favor of avocados, cucumbers, parsley, watermelon, grapes, meat stock, seafood, and other ingredients. Gazpacho has become an almost generic term for chilled vegetable soup.
We Headed For The 4:00 PM Wine Tasting
All inside this year
We tried a cheese plate and a tuna plate prior to wine tasting
Sue discusses wine with the wineologist
This building is used normally for making candy for all of Disneyland
See Whilshire and the Hollywood Bowl??
Wine Tasting Area Is Getting Ready
Two Fisted Drinker
Time to head for Catal
Of Course We Stopped At Catal And Visit With Friends And Had A Drink
We missed the rain but not by much!!!