Friday, June 30, 2017

Live Music Friday Nights at Favela's Fusion


Friday, June 30th, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 pm 

Enjoy live music every Friday night at Favela’s Fusion from a full traditional Mariachi Band, to a Cuban Trio, to a six-piece Jazz Band.The rustic charm of an upscale old Mexican Tequileria provides an invitation for a handcrafted margarita.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It's Fabulous Tuesday at Favela's Fusion - Dinner for 2 for Only $25!


Treat yourself early this week and join Favela's Fusion for Fabulous Tuesday! You can get dinner for 2 for just $25. 

1500 Oliver Road
Fairfield, CA 94534


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bubby Wednesday Today at Favela's Fusion!


You've made it halfway through the work week...reward yourself with $10 Bottomless Bubbly and Tasteful Tapas at Favela's Fusion! 

1500 Oliver Rd Suite D 
Fairfield, CA 94533 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

All About Tapas Small Plates


Endulge me for a moment. There's a lot of quirky history about the origin how tapas small plates came into being. Let me regale you with a few interesting tidbits about the evolution of its tradition...

First, how do you pronounce Tapas? When pronounced correctly, it sounds like [TAH-pahs]. If pronounced like a typical United States-er, like me, it might be heard as sounding like TAP-uhs... It's your choice!

Second, what is the definition of Tapas? Well, I browsed, and peeked and looked everywhere. This is the best tapas definition I could find.

Popular throughout Spain in bars and restaurants, tapas are appetizers that usually accompany SHERRY or other AP√ČRITIFS or COCKTAILS. They can also form an entire meal and can range from simple items such as olives or cubes of ham and cheese to more elaborate preparations like cold omelets, snails in a spicy sauce, stuffed peppers and miniature sandwiches.

Sounds absolutely like my kind of meal! I love anything "miniature". Including my food!

Now on to more of the history of tapas...

Tapas and the tapas small plates tradition come from Spain as the story goes. They are snacks. As simple as that! These Spanish snacks are small plates with little portions of olives, cheese, bread and lots other unique and creative combinations of food and tapas ingredients.

In Spanish, the word Tapa means "cover". So how does this relate to "snacks" you ask? Well, there are several interesting explanations.

The most commonly cited narrative of the etymology of tapa is that it is an item, either a piece of bread or a flat card of some kind that would often be placed on top of a drink to protect it from those annoying, buzzy flies (smart!) Somewhere in time, it became a custom to put on top of the "cover" small nibbles of delectable goodies (really smart!) Viola! Tapas small plates were created - IF this explanation is to be believed.

Another theory is that the tapas "covered" the appetite between the time Spaniards finished work and when they would take their late evening meals. (Sheesh! I would be hungry too if I had to wait that late to eat!)

There's also the story that some experts believe that the name, tapa or tappas originated sometime around the 16th century. At that time, a few tavern owners from Castilla-La Mancha discovered that the strong, odiferous smell of mature cheese could help disguise the fact that they were serving bad wine from their establishments.

Thus, serving free cheese with the wine "covered" the bad taste of the wine and the fact that they were cheating their customers! The offering of free cheese when serving cheap wine, became wildly popular.

Unscrupulous practices? Yes, but the mouth-watering custom of tapas small plates was invented, according to this version of it's origin.

One more interesting bit of tapas history:

A few researchers assert that the tapa was born when the Spanish king, Alfonso the 10th (known as The Wise), became ill and had to take small bites of food with some wine between meals. (Wow! He must not have been feeling too bad!)

Once King Al recovered from whatever disease was afflicting him, he decreed that no wine was to be served in any of the inns in the land of Castile... (what???!!!! no wine??? wait... keep reading...) UNLESS, the wine was served with something to eat. No wonder they called him King Al, the Wise.

Lots of people in his kingdom, apparently would drink their meals (and we're not talking milk!) instead of eating their meals. You can only imagine what the streets must have been like at night, back in the olden days of Spain before the recovered king had his say.

Beyond the royal disease of our friend, Wise King Al, in recorded tapas history, there's yet another theory that the first tapas small plates appeared because of the need to take small amounts of food during the work day of many farmers and workers.

This allowed them to continue working until it was time to eat the heavy midday meal. (Wow, yet, another demonstration of the voracious appetite of man... oh how we all love to nibble). Wine was the perfect drink to go along with the tapas small plates.

And if you didn't know this already, wine makes you feel mellow, increases strength, (or so the workers all told their wives!) And in the winter, a little wine warmed the body to help the workers combat those cold, cold days in the fields and workshops of the Middle Ages.

So, between covering the wine with smelly cheese and covering the wine from dirty, germ-carrying flies, small plates evolved from these covering practices. Small plates can only contain small portions, thus, a small bite before a meal not only enhanced the appetite, but had a usefulness beyond the obvious.

Today, a favorite way of eating is indeed smaller portions on small plates.

Wow! Now you know a little more than you did 5 minutes ago!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

3JB Tomorrow Night at Favela's Fusion!



June 16th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield, CA 94534 707-421-8484 

 Join us every 3rd Friday of the month at Favela's Fusion for Jazz by Bob Jacobs Quintet aka 3JB!

Monday, June 12, 2017

History of the Margarita


Like any drink that reaches such ubiquity, the history of the Margarita is shrouded in layers of myth and marketing. As such, the 'where' and 'who' are things we may never truly know. What we do know is that this refreshing summer favorite consists of tequila, lime, and an orange liqueur served in a salt-rimmed glass. Beyond that, we get into speculation and experimentation (the fun stuff).

The name 'margarita' is the Spanish form of the English name 'Margaret,' but is also the Spanish name given to the Daisy. Now it just so happens that, around the time that we see the margarita gaining popularity historically, there was another common drink in America called a daisy. The daisy similarly involved a citrus liqueur, a complementary citrus flavor, and rum. This being only a decade or so after the end of prohibition, however, there was a lingering popularity in the southern United States of imported liquor from south of the border - specifically, tequila.

A simple adaptation of an existing drink, however doesn't quite explain the rapid growth in popularity of the drink in the 1940s and 1950s that continues to this day nor the drastic reduction in complexity (a daisy is made with upwards of 7 ingredients.) So the title of godfather of the margarita was pretty much up for grabs for the latter half of the twentieth century. After much speculation and detailed research, the most widely accepted story is that of a bartender from Ensenada, Mexico by the name of Don Carlos Orozco.

Don Carlos was a bartender at Hussong's Cantina on the western coast of the Baja Peninsula. On a slow afternoon in October of 1941, he was experimenting with some new drink recipes when in walks Margarita Henkel - the daughter of the local German ambassador. Being a customer of some prestige, Don Carlos offers her his new experiment in welcome. She had no idea then, but she was taking the biggest step forward in the history of tequila since the conquistadores.

In the ensuing decades, there have been countless incarnations of the famous beverage have developed. Margarita flavors run the gamut from chipotle pineapple to blood orange and just about anything you can think of in between. In total, the margarita has become so popular that, in 2008, it was the number 1 most ordered drink in the US, accounting for 18% of bar drink orders.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Carlito’s Cuban Band Tonight at Favela's Fusion

Enjoy music by the Carlito's Cuban Band along with some delicious food and drinks from Favela's Fusion tonight and every 2nd Friday of the month!

Friday, June 9th
The band starts at 7pm.
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield , CA 94534
 http://favelasfusion.net

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

It's Fabulous Tuesday at Favela's Fusion - Dinner for 2 for Only $25!


Treat yourself early this week and join Favela's Fusion for Fabulous Tuesday! You can get dinner for 2 for just $25. 

1500 Oliver Road
Fairfield, CA 94534


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Save Room For Dessert!

Come in for dinner at Favela's Fusion and be sure to save room for one of our delicious desserts! 

Favela's Fusion
1500 Oliver Rd 
Fairfield , CA 94534 
707-421-8484

Hours:
 Sun- Thurs 10:30am – 9pm 
Fri and Sat 10:30am-10pm