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Summer recipes on the Costa Brava in St. Augustine

Summer recipes on the Costa Brava in St. Augustine

Costa Brava is located at the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine. They are known for their Mediterranean flavors, wine list, appetizers, and more. If you share a meal there, you are guaranteed to discover something new. Rance pulled in to learn more about their Pimento Cheese Cheeseburger Patty Melt and their “Magic Word” cocktail. www.kesslercollection.com/casa-monica/

Pimento Cheese Hamburger Patty Melt with Arugula and Roasted Red Peppers

Allspice Cheese Recipe

  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened

  • c mayonnaise

  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 4 oz chilies, drained, diced

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 2 oz sweet pickles, chopped

  • TT Salt/Pepper

Place the cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, chilies, smoked paprika and sweet pickles in a large bowl of a mixer. Beat on medium speed using a paddle attachment until well blended. Season with salt and pepper.

Patty Melt

  • burger patty

  • Spanish pepper cheese

  • arugula

  • Roasted red peppers

  • Brioche burger bun

  • butter

Grill the burger to the desired temperature. Spread 2oz chilli on bottom bun. Garnish with the arugula and roasted red peppers. Next, lay out the burger, top with 2 more oz of chilli, then top bun. Melt enough butter to coat the bottom of a skillet over medium heat. Add the patty melt top bun side down. Press the patty melt while it cooks, flip when the top is golden brown. Keep pressing the patty melt down and cook until the 2nd side is golden brown.

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The magic word

1 oz Hendrick Gin

1 oz Green Chartreuse

1 oz DiSaronno Amaretto

1 oz lime juice

Shake & Strain into a martini glass. Smoke bubble top what guests “pop” with their magic wand while saying the “magic word”

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