chef Jorge Manfredi with Pedro Sánchez-Cuerda, director of Grupo La Raza
Enamórate de Sevilla (Fall In Love with Sevilla) is the name of the latest tasting menu being offered at Ispal (Grupo La Raza) created by their new chef Jorge Manfredi. I had been invited to try the original tasting menu when Ispal first opened in 2018 and while they have kept about 30% of the previous chef’s menu, the rest is new by Manfredi. Also new is a much expanded wine list, which now boasts over 400 Andalusian wines.
It’s a “kilometre 0” menu, with locally sourced products and reinterpreted dishes that are based on traditional Sevilliano recipes, and is divided into four parts: Vamos de Tapeo!, Vámanos a la Feria, Paseo por Sevilla and Desserts. We started off with a vermouth cocktail and had some wonderful wine pairings throughout.
The tasting menu is 59€ per person, 89€ with wine pairing and 109€ with the premium wine pairing. For more information have a look at their website. Photos of the meal below…
VAMOS DE TAPEO!
selection of breads with a melted “candle” of pork fat and smoky pimentón
boquerones al vinagre cones – sherry vinegar ice cream
Retinto beef tartare, jamón oil, panko
The Origin of The Tapa… oxtail, paladu, broth
VÁMANOS A LA FERIA
oysters with manzanilla “rebujito”
queso a la romana, salmorejo inside puffed cracker topped with jamón
deconstructed papas con chocos, with broth
PASEO POR SEVILLA
gambas al ajillo Ispal style
sopa de picadilla with a Korean touch, egg fritter
bacalao con tomate with deconstructed Los Palacios tomato – exquisite
almadraba tuna tarantelo encebollado
pluma Ibérica (pork shoulder) in whisky sauce with black truffle
orange, extra virgen olive oil, honey
premium wine pairings