When my dear Mandy asks me what I want for my birthday I always ask her to cook for me. Mandy de la Rama-Santos is one of my favourite people in the world! I have known her for a very long time and our friendship has been one of the most wonderful blessing I have in my life.
I consider Mandy my muse, exercise partner, occasional drinking partner confidante and above all a dear dear friend. Mandy is an accomplished hostess and a really fine cook. My favourite dish that she prepares is her FABADA. I asked her to cook this each time I come over to her house. She was kind enough to host a birthday dinner for me surrounded by my closest and dearest.
Mandy’s home is a testament to her style. Relaxed and filled with charm. To say that everyone had a superb time is an understatement. Each and everyone was raving about her black paella and of course I had to have at least 3 bowls of her FABADA!
I just wanted to share with all of your that wonderful evening and to personally thank my friend for her generosity and hospitality! I LOVE YOU MANDY! Thank you for everything!