I attended the Tapas Party that Slow Food Boulder hosted at the Highland City Club (in the garden) this past Thursday evening. It was a really nice party and the weather was perfect.
They had 6 tables set up, each with their own food and beverage pairing.
This was the menu:
Cava paired with a platter of cured meats and Spanish cheeses
Sherry paired with spicy roasted nuts, olives, and grilled peaches
Albarino paired with seared scallops served with a roasted Catalan vegetable sauce
Monastrell paired with mushroom and leek tarts with zucchini and white bean puree
Pompano paired with chilled potato and tomato loaf served with a Spanish vinaigrette
Grenache paired with roasted chicken with saffron and seasonal vegetables served on crostinni
Rioja paired with minted lamb meatballs served with marinated gigande white beans
The beverages included:
Cava - Gran Gesta Reserve Brut from the Penedes region of Spain.
Albarino - Orballo from the Rias Baixas region
Monastrell - Merum from Jumilla
Verdejo (Pampano) from the region of Rueda
Grenache - Vina Alarba from Calatayud region
Rioja - Dominio Heredia from Rioja Alta region of Spain.
Fino Sherry - Barbadillo from Jerez region.
YUM! My favorite food table was the cured meats and spanish cheeses. One of the cured meats was a Honey Smoked Trout that was extra delicious. I am not a huge trout fan but this was really good. The Serrano Ham was most excellent along with the Manchego Cheese and the most delicious blue cheese!
There were a few Niwot Eats members in attendance and I met some really nice people.