Diego Velázquez - Seville - June 6, 1599
Before Diego Velázquez made it big as the court painter to King Philip IV, he painted bodegons. Derived from the word bodega, meaning tavern, bodegon paintings are a class of genre paintings that feature still-life kitchen elements.
His contemporaries criticized his choice in subject as still-life paintings were regarded as the lowest on the hierarchy of tastes as the everyday objects were seen as unworthy.
In response, he stated, "I would rather be the first painter of common things,
than second in higher art."
Why Spanish Brunch
In Spain the days are filled with seemingly endless string of meals, small and large,
Brunch is a new concept. On weekends, and the countries metropolises,
like Madrid, Barcelona & Seville, particularly hotel restaurants, it has been gaining traction.
#Brunchalona has even emerged as a Social Media #.
Brunch is 100% not a Spanish tradition. But we are after all still in Key West!
Salmorejo served with chopped hard boiled eggs
Marinated Spanish Olives and Anchovies
Pan y Tomate
potato salad with salt cod, oranges and olives
Carrots marinated in vinegar and spices
Calamares Fritos y Anchoas
Fried Calamari and Anchovies
Cazón en adobo
Marinated fried fish
Guiso de Espinacas y Garbanzos
Spinach and chickpea stew
Pork Loin & Jamón Roulades
Patata a lo pobre
Potato with onion and peppers
with choice of chorizo, manchego cheese, ham, onion and peppers
Torrijas tradicionales con canela y miel
Traditional French toast with cinnamon and honey
Tocino del Cielo
"Bacon from Heaven"
Why is it called Tocino del Cielo?
This dessert was created by nuns from the yolks donated to them by the wineries of Jerez,
which used the egg whites to clarify the wines.
The name “tocino de cielo” was given by its appearance and color, similar to pork bacon.
The name of the dessert comes from the place where this dessert was elaborated.
Brunch with Eggs
Hyatt Centric Beach
601 Front Street
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Executive Chef Pietro Consorti
$245.00 per person
Velázquez painted this picture of Bacchus surrounded by eight drinkers for Philip IV who hung it in
his summer bedroom.
The peasants imploring the god of wine to relieve their miseries.
Superb craftsmanship is shown in the painting of the full, parted lips of the younger man, the eyes of the old man listening to the story and his slight movement towards the glass and the expression on the face of the woman pouring out the wine, concentrating lest a single drop be spilled.
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