Join a Spanish wine buff on a tour of his favorite bars to taste their specialties paired with award-winning wines from his cellar 🍾
Don’t worry if you are not too keen on any of the dishes, I always have a plan B.
Tour begins in the most popular tavern in Old Madrid sipping on the aperitif of the city, “vermut de grifo”🍸, which we will pair with olives🍡 and a traditional Madrid tapa: “Soldaditos de Pavía”😋
Next, I’ll whisk you off to my favorite ham bar to taste Spain’s finest food: “Jamón Ibérico de bellota” paired with Victoria nº2 – best Spanish white wine (Gourmets Wine Guide). The wine has intense melon aromas🍈 that compliment the ham to perfection.
Next comes the famous Spanish omelette. A dish hard to pair due to one ingredient: onion, a well-known wine killer. Luckily Oloroso wine, pairs onion to perfection. We will taste my favorite: Pata de Gallina, a 15-year-old Oloroso from Lustao.
It is now time to go deeper into Old Madrid through its narrow cobblestone streets and make our way to a restaurant housed inside an 17th-century mansion🏛
We will sit down to devour Iberico ribs 🐖.
Now is perfect time to begin with the reds🍷. We will start with Viña Ardanza Reserva 2015, my favorite example of what a classic Rioja Reserva should be like. Depending on group size I will open more of my favorite Spanish reds: Puntido, Clio, Triga, etc.
To round off the night we will taste an unforgettable wine:
PX La Cañada – best sweet Spanish wine (Gourmets Guide). The wine will perform a miracle by turning vanilla ice cream into rum & raisins ice cream with a caramel note and a toffee finish.
The cost of 65 euros covers all tapas & wine.
Tour starts in the city center in the evening from Tuesday to Sunday. Minimum age is 25 (exceptions can be made). Groups are small, maximum of 10 (except on request).