30.3.2019

Cultural adventure with Katalonian food and wines

Wine is truely a question of personal opinions and state of mind. Ambassador Luis Tejada Chacón from Spanish Embassy in Finland arranged a small, intimate event cathering persons interested about the combination of food, wines and people. But that was not all. As an appetizer highly developed cello music was involved with the wines. Through this unique experience one could be able to appreciate the power of music to alter your senses of taste and smell. As a kontrubution was unique pleasure where persons were, in a way, inside the triangle, surrounded by wines, food and cello in three edges of triangle.
 
People on right; Ambassador Luis Tejada Chacón, Cellist Guadalupe López-Íñiguez, Wine expert Clara Antúnez, Director Salvador Robles (Oficina Española de Turismo-Helsinki).

The Spanish interpreter Guadalupe López-Íñiguez played several pieces, for example J.S. Bach, accompanying the taste of several wines from Catalonia.

The Wine experts Clara Antúnez (photo) and Jaume Montanyà guided through the experience of discovering the variances and nuances of the taste and scent of wines according to the pieces played.

After the music and wine testing, more classically, a dinner of Catalan dishes, were served paired with wines from that region. In oder to get acquainted and appreciate the diversity and richness of Catalan wines.
 
                          Crema de boletus

                          Xató con escalibada

                        Suqet de pescado
 
                                 Crema Catalana

                          Vinos:
                        DO Pla de Bagés Abadal-Picapoll
                        Cava Recaredo de Relats Gran Reserva 2011
                        DO Montsant Venus la Universal
                        DO Costers del Segre Quet
                        DO Empordà Vinyes dels Aspres Vi de panses

Text and photo: Heikki Remes
www.viinimies.com

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