It was such a great night at Cambridge Wine Merchants Cherry Hinton Rd! 34 people attended the Tapas and Wine Tasting about Andalusia. The room was buzzing as you can imagine. And the kitchen… super busy catering 5 courses for 34 people! The team made an amazing work.
The tasting started with a Rebujito, a cocktail made with fino sherry. Then they had a Tio Pepe En Rama (2018 edition) that went very well with the gazpacho and the aubergine with honey.
The tasting carried on with Hidalgo Las 30 Del Cuadrado 2016, a white wine made with Palomino grapes. Customers had the opportunity to compare the differences between a white wine and a sherry made with the same grape. The wine was paired with a tapa with melva, a fish from the Atlantic coast of Andalusia fished in the Almadraba, which looks like a mackerel but the texture and flavour is close to tuna. People were surprised by the mild flavour that combined very well with the fried apple and the chive cheese. It is so rewarding when a lady told me she never eats fish but wanted to have a try to the tapa and loved it!
The next course was a flamenquin, a traditional tapa from Cordoba. It is a pork loin with serrano ham and cheese roll. The sherry that went with it was a Gonzalez Byass Leonor Palo Cortado. My favourite sherry!
The night finished with something sweet, of course! A mostachon, traditional from Utrera, Seville, with caramel and double cream. The Lustau East India Solera Sweet Oloroso paired perfectly with it.
The next Tapas and Wine Tasting will be on the 11th of July and the East Coast will be featured in the wines and the food. Tickets will be available on Eventbrite soon.