The Spanish Table Seattle
July 9, 2010
Spanish football fans are overjoyed about Spain’s World Cup Final match this Sunday, July 11 at 11:30 A.M. Called “The best team in the world to never win a World Cup”, Spain is favored to win and make history. To take your game spirit up a notch, we’ve got Spain stickers, small flags and Spanish soccer balls. We’ve got plenty of Spanish beer on hand: Estrella Damm, Estrella Galicia, and Alhambra Negro. We also just brought in Portuguese beer Mikate which is a tasty, full flavored lager style beer.
SATURDAY PROVOLETA GRILLING DEMO: Stop by the store on Saturday July 10 to sample some grilled Provoleta and take some home to serve during the World Cup game! Our Argentine importer will be here from 1 pm until about 3 pm, grilling and serving this delicious cheese. Generally topped with oregano and hot pepper flakes, it is a salty, spicy, herbal slice of deliciousness. There will also be samples of Estancia Lucia Argentine olives.
Easy World Cup Menu: Start with a cup of Gazpacho and follow with sauteéd fresh Padron Peppers, Grilled Provoleta and Despaña Morcilla sausage. (Despaña brand Morcilla is Manager Isaac Rivera’s favorite!)
This is our favorite Gazpacho recipe; feel free to vary the quantity of ingredients to taste. Serves 6 to 8.
2-3 cloves Garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon Salt
½ Sweet Onion (optional)
1 Red pepper
1 Green pepper (optional)
1 Cucumber, peeled
4-5 Ripe tomatoes
¼ cup Sherry vinegar
cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cups Stale bread cubes, soaked in cold water for 20 minutes, then drained
Drop garlic into blender while running, then add ingredients one by one and puree.
Add cold water if needed to blend thoroughly. As blender fills, dump half the contents into bowl or pitcher, watching for lumps. Stir and taste; if needed, add more salt. If too sweet, add vinegar. Add a pinch of sugar if too acidic. Add more bread if too thin; add water if too thick. Chill for 2-3 hours before serving.
SPANISH TABLE WINE
It’s definitely rosé season when the temperature tops 80 degrees! Some of the best values are almost sold out – we’ve just got a few bottles left of 2009 Espelt Coralí from Empordá ($10.99); 2009 Olivares from Jumilla ($8.99); 2009 El Coto from Rioja ($9.99). We’ve still got several cases of our favorite rosé in stock — 2009 Muga from Rioja ($11.99). Muga has flavors of wild berries, minerals, and a persistent, crisp finish. So delicious!
2009 Protos Verdejo, Rueda ($11.99) We tasted several Verdejo wines from the Rueda region yesterday, and Protos was our top choice. With notes of pine and grapefruit, it is vibrant with a noticable weight on the palate. Hints of mineral and dust lead into a refreshing and crisp finish. This would be excellent with any shellfish.
2006 Weinert Carrascal, Mendoza ($11.99)
A blend of 45% Malbec, 35% Merlot and 20% Cabernet, aged for two years in French oak casks. Its bouquet is well developed, with ripe red fruits and a hint of oak. Round and graceful, 2006 Weinert Carrascal has an old-world elegance with its lively, well developed plum and black cherry fruit and notes of cigar box. Harmonious and smooth, it’s polished tannins lead into a persistent finish. Serve with grilled vegetables or meats.
2007 Solnia Rioja ($9.99)
We served this easy drinking red to a group of friends last weekend over dinner. Fruity and straightforward, we all agreed that it was great with our assortment of foods which included Roast Chicken rubbed in hot Piri Piri sauce, grilled Rabbit and Prune Sausage, steamed asparagus, and Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp in olive oil and garlic). Medium bodied, juicy and clean, this is an excellent wine to serve around the deck on a hot night.
PARIS GROCERY BASTILLE DAY WINE SPECIAL: Our sister store two doors down from Spanish Table has a 10% discount for a six pack of French Roses and a free PG wine carrier bag, through July 14th.
See the June 2010 Sunset Magazine for ideas on having a “Paella Potluck” (page 110-113). spanishtable.com is listed as THE source for ingredients.
VISIT US ON LINE! Shop our wine website at Spanish Table Wines. For food, cookbooks, paella pans and all non-wine items, go to The Spanish Table website. For the latest product news from Paris Grocery, visit the PG Facebook page.
Thank you for being our customer!
Sharon Baden and Steve Winston, Owners
The Spanish Table
1426 Western Avenue
Seattle WA 98101
SUMMER HOURS: Mon-Sat 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM.
1418 Western Avenue
Seattle WA 98101
HOURS: Monday- Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM, Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM