International Sherry Week, the world’s largest celebration of wines from Southern Spain, takes place this year from 7th to 13th November and Cava Bodega in Galway is joining in the celebrations.
Chef patron JP McMahon has long been a passionate proponent of Sherry, seeing it as too often undervalued and underappreciated, and is keen to share his knowledge of, and love for, the Spanish staple.
While the drinks menu at award-winning Cava Bodega is entirely devoted to Spanish wine and Sherry, the fortified wine is also a regular feature in the tapas created by JP and his team. Favourites include Clams, Chorizo and Oloroso Sherry; Free Range Duck with Plums and PX Sherry; Pork fillet with serrano ham, apricots & Amontillado Sherry; Octopus, Chorizo and Oloroso Sherry; and whole Prawns in Fino Sherry.
These popular tapas dishes will feature on the Cava Bodega menu during International Sherry Week from Monday 7th until Sunday 13th November. Diners can also sample flights of Sherry including glasses of PX, Fino and Oloroso Sherry for €15. The week will also see a different Sherry showcased each night at €5 per glass.
On Thursday, 10th November from 5pm to 6pm, JP will host the Cava Bodega Sherry & Tapas Tasting event. With limited tickets available at €35 per person, guests will enjoy tapas and Sherry pairings personally selected and presented by JP McMahon.
JP is delighted to celebrate International Sherry Week at Cava Bodega saying, “When Irish people think of Sherry, we often think of it as something our grandmother might drink or something that’s served only at Christmas. In Cava, we encourage diners to try Sherry by pairing it with different tapas. There are seven types of Sherry meaning it’s very versatile - for example while Fino is a light white, fresh Sherry that complements seafood, Amontillado is a nutty brown Sherry with hints of orange that’s excellent with chorizo or cured Spanish meats and cheeses.”
Cava Bodega is located on Middle Street, Galway, and is open Monday to Thursday (5pm to close), Friday (4pm to close), Saturday and Sunday (12 noon to close). Book your table for Sherry Week now at www.cavarestaurant.ie or call 091 539 884. Cava Bodega Sherry & Tapas Tasting Event takes place Thursday 10th November, 5pm to 6pm, and is priced at €35 p.p.