Sweethearts Day at Emo's Eating Emporium

Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage

Anyone who knows me, understands that eating out is no longer enjoyable.  Especially on the 14th February: overworked kitchens and staff, limited options, rushed seatings, and underwhelming food!  We instead, like to create our own ambiance and work together in the kitchen to produce a memorable meal.

This year we chose to go Spanish!  Our original thought was to have tapas and seafood Paella but realized that would be far too much for 2 people (and seafood doesn't keep!)   So we limited ourselves to just Tapas! 

1. Sherried Garlic Mushrooms
2. Sauteed Chorizo in Red Wine 
3. Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)
4. Serrano Ham, Lemon & Olive Meatballs in a Spanish Sauce (I tasted it already and OMG!)
5. Cured Spanish Meats & assorted Spanish Cheeses     
6. Manchego, Chorizo and Olive skewers
Manchego cheese triangles with quince preserve

Of course there will be crusty Bread to mop up all the loveliness and some Rioja to wash it down.     Roasted red pepper & tuna salad with sherry vinegar

My fave so far is the sauce for the meatballs (veal, pork & serrano ham and chopped olives)  Taking the tomato sauce from Italian to Spanish only required the change of 2 ingredients:  adding dry Sherry instead of Red Wine and including Smoked Hot Paprika instead of Oregano.  So simple but what a difference.  This could become my new Go To Pasta Sauce!!!

No matter where you are, who you are with, or what you are having for dinner, please remember you are loved!


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 Susan Emo
Sales Representative,
Sotheby's International Realty Canada, Brokerage*
Kingston, Ontario


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Comments (5)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Susan... Emo's Eating Emporium is quite the bomb, if you ask me! My husband asked if I wanted to go out tonight and my reaction was "absolutely not." I'd rather go out on a quiet night.

Feb 14, 2020 09:33 AM
Susan Emo

It has been many many years since we foolishly ventured into restaurant dining on a holiday of any sort!  You're a wise woman Nina Hollander 

Feb 14, 2020 10:08 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Susan - mouth-watering!  Bon Appetit.  Or would Buen Provecho would be appropriate?

Feb 14, 2020 09:54 AM
Susan Emo
mucho mejor Michael Jacobs 
Feb 14, 2020 10:09 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We never go out on busy days like today.  The food is usually pre-fab as I refer to it .  We are having broiled colossal wild shrimp marinated in blood orange juice and olive oil with a blood orange dipping sauce, and artichokes that will be steamed and then finished in the broiler...We also are going to pick up some Rosé Champagne after Ron finishes his call.  A

Feb 14, 2020 10:21 AM
Susan Emo

Your shrimps and artichokes sound delish!!  Cheers

Feb 15, 2020 06:14 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Susan Emo - I agree.  Years ago we also gave up on Mother's Day and cooked for mom instead.

Feb 14, 2020 11:59 AM
Susan Emo

Isn't it sad that we can do better in our own kitchens than professionals!!

Feb 15, 2020 06:15 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Susan Emo thanks for the delicious recipe for Valentine's Day.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

Feb 14, 2020 02:39 PM
Susan Emo

Thanks John Pusa It all turned out beautifully!

Feb 15, 2020 06:15 AM

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