A wonderful afternoon spent in a beautiful location with good food and top class wines, what else could you wish for. Roger and Sue were excellent hosts and provided a very tasty lunch, whilst Colin provided a fabulous selection of wines to match each course, together of course with expert background information on each Bodega delivered in his own inimitable style.
AND THE GASTRONOMIC WONDERLAND THAT IS THE VALENCIAN TUSCANY!
. . . And that’s without mentioning, this week anyway, Restaurante Julio, the Michelin Starred gastronome paradise nestled in the tiny nearby village of Fontanars!
I was intrigued, a couple of months ago, to receive an e-mail invitation to visit the website of a new gastronomic, rather hip, company called Cool Food Valencia (www.coolfoodvalencia.com). An e-mail reply asking for more details following my cyber visit brought an even better invitation – to meet the directors at the beautiful Finca Santa Elena for a wine and artisan beer tasting, a barbecue, a luxury overnight stay and a whole lot more besides! Continue reading “First published Costa News March/April 2013”
A very wine friendly dish that will suit both red and white wine drinkers as well as those who actually prefer rosado – everyone’s a winner!
Red wine lovers can try a Crianza Ribera del Duero whose fullness will match the mushroom and chicken sauce very well.
Rosado lovers could go for a full bodied and full coloured rosado – try one made from cabernet Sauvignon!
Finally, perhaps the best match, will suit white wine lovers. There isn’t very much Semillon made in Spain but this would be very good, if you can find some – there is one called Ximo which will be good. Or you could go for a Chardonnay/Sauvignon blend – there are several around now. Opt for one of the slightly less fruity ones with a touch more acidity. Try Vivanza DO Alicante for example – I tasted it recently for the first time and I think it would be a winner!