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Columbia Restaurant Celebrating a Century of History, Culture, and Cuisine
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In 1995, The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook won acclaim with its blend of history and cuisine. The story continues in this release: The Columbia Restaurant: Celebrating a Century of History, Culture, and Cuisine.

Over 100 years of The Columbia’s history comes to life in 300+ colorful pages, illustrated with many new color and black and white photos along with stories from the Hernandez Gonzmart family members, employees, business partners and long time customers.

This book will delight home cooks, offering 77 new, authentic recipes and theme menus for the holidays, Sunday brunch, wine tastings, and cocktail parties. Learn simple and elaborate dishes made famous by the Columbia.

History buffs will enjoy the newly-researched origins of The Columbia and stories of its early struggles through Prohibition and Depression.

Watch The Columbia’s glamorous rise during the 1950s, when it throbbed with romantic music supplied by Third Generation Family Member Cesar Gonzmart and his magic violin.

Federal bulldozers lurked in the 1960s, as urban renewal demolished much of the old Latin Quarter.

In the 80s, new locations meant new opportunities and risks. Somehow, the Gonzmart family made the struggle look easy.

A death in the family prompted a business crisis in the 1990s that threatened the Columbia as it neared its centennial. Quick thinking and hard work salvaged the sinking ship and charted her into the 21st Century.

The voices of employees, family members, and friends help tell the Columbia’s colorful and fascinating story.

The Columbia Restaurant was founded in 1905 and is the oldest restaurant in Florida.

Locations include the flagship restaurant in Tampa’s Historic Ybor City, St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, the Historic District in St. Augustine, The Pier in St. Petersburg, Sand Key on Clearwater Beach, Central Florida’s town of Celebration, the Columbia Café on the Riverwalk in Tampa and The Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport.

Published in 2009.

The Recipes

Tapas
Cakes de Cangrejo (Crab Cakes)
Chicken “Chimichurri”
Chorizo Puffs
Croquetas de Langosta “Madrileno” - (Lobster Croquettes)
Croquetas de Pollo (Chicken Croquettes)
Devil Crab Croquettes
Empanadas de Cangrejo (Crab Turnovers)
Garbanzo y Gambas “Ajillo” (Garbanzos and Shrimp)
Langostinos “1905” (Shrimp)
Mejillones y Chorizo “Andres”(Mussels and Chorizo)
Queso Fundido (Spanish Fondue)
Scallops “Casimiro”
Shrimp “a la Plancha”
Shrimp and Crabmeat “Alcachofas”
Shrimp and Scallops “Santiago”
Tortilla Espanola

Soups
Black Bean Soup
Caldo Gallego (Turnip Greens Soup)
Gazpacho Andaluz (Chilled Gazpacho)
Spanish Bean Soup

Salads
Beefsteak Tomato Salad
Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad
Ensalada de Carmorones y Uva - (Shrimp Salad with Grapes)
Lula Mae Chopped Salad

Sandwiches
George’s Burger
Mojo Chicken Sandwich
The Original Cuban Sandwich

Rice
Arroz con Maiz (Rice with Corn)
Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)
Arroz con Puerco (Rice with Pork)
Good Rice
Paella “Campesina”
Paella “Marenara”
Paella “Valenciana”

Meat
Boliche “Criollo” (Eye of Round Roast Beef)
Carne con Pappas (Beef Stew)
Filet Mignon “Chacho”
Filet Mignon “Columbia”
Roast Pork “a la Cubana” (Cuban Style)
Veal “Isabella”

Chicken
Pollo Cacerola (Chicken Casserole) Mojito Chicken
Pollo “Champinion” (Chicken Parmesan Spanish Style)
Pollo “Riojana” (Chicken with Mushrooms)
Pollo Salteado (Chicken Cuban-Chinese Style)

Seafood
Camarones Rellenos con Cangrejo (Crab-Stuffed Shrimp)
Cannelloni de Langosta (Lobster)
Lobster and Crab Enchilado
Mahimahi “Cayo Hueso” (Key West)
Pompano en Papillot (1939)
Pompano en Papillot (2001)
Salmon “Nuevo Latino”
Sea Bass “Bilboa”
Shrimp Criollo
Snapper “Adelita”
Snapper “Alicante”
Snapper “Russian Style”

Sauces
Alicante Sauce
Catalana Sauce
Coronesa Sauce
Mornay Sauce
Rioja Sauce

Desserts
Brazo Gitano “Cien Anos”
Guava and Cream Cheese Empanadas (Turnovers)
Flan
Torrejas (Cuban French Toast)
White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Cocktails
Bloody Gazpacho
Cafe con Leche Martini
Cuban Manhattan
Margarita “Garrafon”
Mojito—Pitcher
Sangre de Toro Sangria
Sangria de Cava
Silver Meteor
Spanish Flag
Tango Mango Daiquiri






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