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During Vinoble there were several tastings and cooking demos. The tastings were immediately sold out as soon as they became available online, which was frustrating because the site was down most of that morning. Tickets for the demos became available an hour before the presentation, which seemed more reasonable, though in the case of the jamón demo all the tickets were gone well before the appointed time.

Anyhow… we did manage to get into this “show cooking” by a restaurant in Cádiz called Código de Barra (which has been on my “to do” list for awhile now). Chef Leon Griffioen prepared some exceptional dishes which were paired with spectaclar wines from Bodegas Piñero, Urium and Las Botas. Next time I am in Cádiz this will be my first stop. Well, after Casa Manteca. This was the menu…

  • “surprise” olives (won’t spoil the suprise)
  • yoghurt with seaweed, black pepper, evoo
  • watermelon tartare with pickled veg and manzanilla vinegar
  • Manzanilla Pasada Maruja – Bodegas Piñero
  • tortillita de camarone sticks with kimchee mayo
  • Fino En Rama – Bodegas Urium
  • langostinos al ajillo with Urium oloroso
  • Amontillado Las Botas – Bodegas Las Botas
  • tuna cheek with green beans