Fine Wines of Rioja & Tapas Tasting Evening

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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink
Background Music
Over 18

Fine wines of Rioja & Tapas Tasting Evening with C.V.N.E

Salvador & Amanda have come together with C.V.N.E, to bring you a fantastic evening of wines from Rioja, paired with some wonderful Tapas dishes. 

C.V.N.E., or to give it its full name, Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) was established on the 24th of March 1879 in Haro, Rioja. Set up by two brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa, their aim was to capitalise on the flourishing new trade in wine. C.V.N.E. is based in Haro's traditional neighbourhood of the train station, in the heart of the Rioja wine region. Historically, some of the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta established themselves here in order to benefit from the ease of transport via rail to the port of Bilbao, the most efficient form of transport in those days. By 1900, the winery had an extraordinary ageing capacity of 80,000 bottles, which was most unusual at the time, as most wineries sold their wines as soon as possible. C.V.N.E. is still controlled by the direct descendants of the founding family. Now in its fifth generation, the company has been quoted on the Madrid stock exchange since 1997.

The evening will be taking in place in The Cadaques, Salvador & Amanda's private dining room and bar. We will not be holding any reserve tickets on the night, this will be both and educational and fun event, full of theatre, great wine and great food.


The Menu

Welcome drink and canapés

Monopole Unoaked Blanco Rioja 2014. Seductive scent of spring, white flowers and fresh tropical fruit. In the mouth nice and long, leaving a slight acidity that gives a feeling of freshness.


Pan fried Sea bream with sautéed asparagus, artichokes and capers

Cune Barrel Fermented Rioja 2013. Light toasty and biscuity flavours from the oak and the lees, with hints and cinnamon over grapefruit on the finish.


Grilled lamp rump with escalivada and salsa verde

Cune Real Crianza 2009. Full, morello cherry, ruby red, good intensity. Ripe autumn red and purple fruit and raspberries over a fine toasty vanilla complexity.


Grilled Secreto Ibérico with confit potatoes

Imperial Reserva Rioja 2008 Magnum. Stylish, bright ruby red and very intense in colour. Highly aromatic on the nose with hints of red and black autumn fruit.


Saffron cheesecake  with macerated strawberries

Contino Garnacha Rioja 2011. A classic Rioja grape and made a single varietal wine, exotically flavoured, smooth and harmonious


Tapas menu created by Salvador & Amanda’s Executive Chef Ruben Estrella

  • Tickets for six taster courses of wine and Tapas are priced at £47.50 per person

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Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury
1 Vernon Place, London, WC1A 2EP

Central London

Nearest station:
Holborn (Tube)


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