April 8th is National Empanada Day! Whether you call it a pastel, a pate, a patty or empanada, there is no denying how tasty these handheld meals are.
The name "empanada" comes from the Spanish verb "empanar" which means to wrap or cover in bread or pastry. While the dish originated in Spain, it is now an extremely popular item in the United States.
In honor of this holiday, stop by Tippling Hall (646 North Franklin Street) for a deliciously creative empanada. What better stuffing for a tiny pocket of flaky crust than duck confit? Tippling Hall offers Duck Confit Empanadas topped with guava mojo which is the perfect balance of sweet and savory. The Duck Confit Empanadas are available for lunch or dinner with the kitchen open late night until 4 a.m.