Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tres Gatos: Sherry Tuesdays

"There are only two kinds of sherry, the good and the better."
--Jerez saying

I am a huge fan of Spanish Sherry, have previously visited the Jerez region and written over a couple dozen posts about Sherry. It is an under-appreciated wine, and not enough people in the U.S. drink dry sherry. Sweet sherry is much more popular, but even that still occupies a tiny niche. In Spain though, dry sherry is dominant.

As an example of the Spanish love for dry Manzanilla, let us look at the Sevilla Feria, the famed Spring Festival of Seville, the capital of Andalucia. At this event, attendees drink approximately 600,000 bottles of Manzanilla over the course of only six days!

I was pleased to hear that Tres Gatos Tapas Bar, a restaurant, book and music store, is introducing Tuesday Night Sherry Tastings. Wine Director Keith Harmon and Executive Chef Marcos Sanchez have teamed up to introduce Sherry flights every Tuesday. For only $15, guests can enjoy a selection of three 1oz. pours of Sherry paired with 3 various pinchos. The flights will change from week to week, but examples of a possible pairing could include something such as:

Grant "La Garrocha" Fino / Boquerones & Olives
El Maestro Sierra Amontillado / Lomo Serrano
El Maestro Sierra "Amaroso" / Shropshire Blue Cheese

Tuesday Sherry Tastings will begin October 30, and be held from 5:30pm-10pm. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Tres Gatos at 617-477-4851.

I have yet to dine at Tres Gatos though have heard many good things about the restaurant. I will have to make it there now, especially to check out Sherry Tuesdays. Kudos to Tres Gatos for helping to promote this wondrous Spanish wine.


David Doyle said...

Hi Richard: Thanks for posting about our sherry flights. We're really excited about our sherry program, and believe that far too many people have a negative association with sherries after having tried overly sweet cream sherries. The range of delicious sherries out there is truly impressive. We hope to see you at Tres Gatos soon! David

Richard Auffrey said...

Hi David:
I definitely will have to visit soon to check out Tres Gatos.