Another day, another tasting… this time a “visit” to Extremadura thanks to Taberna del Alabardero and the various food and wine producers from this neighbouring region, on the north-west border of Andalucía. As always at these events, there were simply too many wines to try them all, but I did find a couple of new ones that were exceptional. More soon on Azahar Sevilla.
Remember when Mr & Mrs O (Ana & Simon) were here in March? Well Ana has just written this lovely blog post about our time together in Sevilla along with her other adventures in Jerez and Jabugo. Have a look…
So THIS was fun. On Thursday evening – after THE SCAN – I went to a jamón cutting masterclass, put on by Pando Restaurants as part of their new series of gastronomy classes. We started off with a bit of theory, but soon it was all hands on, with professional cortador Victor Fernández showing us how it’s done. And while we watch we got to taste the various cuts of jamón as they were passed around the room. Some brave souls even got up to try wielding the knife (with mixed results).
Although I know a fair bit about jamón, and also (in theory at least) about how to cut it, there is always something more to learn, and it was a lovely evening out with other “foodies”, food writers, journalists, etc. Looking forward to the next class.
I’ll be doing a “proper” blog post about it tomorrow on Azahar Sevilla.