Tomorrow is International Cava Day! 🥂
So what are you gonna do about it? 😉
I’m gonna do this…
It occurred to me yesterday that this week I’m actually ON HOLIDAY! Well, not totally, as I am still catching up on photo editing and reviews for Sevilla Tapas, and I am also finishing a magazine article I was asked to write… but no tours this week. I guess I should be concerned, but it’s actually fine. Gives me time to work on other projects, and my fab We Love Tapas team continues to be amazing. So I am good with this.
And so since this past weekend I’ve been focusing on getting THOSE WALKS in, at least 10,000 steps a day. Today’s walk culminated with this gorgeously fresh lemon sorbet and cava dessert at Becerrita, where we’d stopped in for a tapita. Everyone who knows me knows that I (almost) never eat desserts. I’m (almost) totally a savoury person. But combining cava with super tart lemony sorbet? I’m in. Especially when dessert is on the house, as this one is at Becerrita until the end of this week. Score!
What better way to further celebrate Tuesday’s good news than to go out to a free cava tasting the following evening. No question mark – rhetorical question. One of my all-time favourite tapas bars – La Azotea – has recently opened the new location of their fabulous Vinos & Más gourmet food and wine shop and last night was the first cata (wine tasting) featuring five fabulous Parxet cavas: brut reserva, brut natura, gran reserva extra brut (my favourite), brut rosé and a dessert rosé. What I love about these catas at Vinos & Más is that they are casual and not at all snobby. I get to learn something new about wines and never feel silly about asking questions.
After the cata Nog & I were in need of a bit of something to eat and as La Azotea was jam-packed (as usual at that hour) we wandered over to a typical neighbourhood place called Dos de Mayo, which was also packed but their clientelle doesn’t linger as long. So we shared a few tapitas… always nice to mix business with pleasure, and especially when it ends up being mixing pleasure with pleasure…