The Perfect Spanish Wines to Pair with your Thanksgiving Feast

Whether you’re dining out at Boqueria or enjoying your meal at home in your Thanksgiving pants – Boqueria Beverage Director Kieran Chavez’s guide to perfect pairings will ensure that your Thanksgiving dinner this year is one to remember!

 

 

4 bottles of Spanish wine we love, and available at Boqueria for Thanksgiving meals!

Come Thanksgiving, we always like to add a few Iberian touches to our favorite American classics on the table.

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ALPINE SPRITZ COCKTAIL

Alpine Spritz Cocktail

Yield: One Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 heavy dash Grapefruit bitters – we recommend Fee Brothers
1 heavy dash Eucalyptus bitters – we recommend Hella Bitters
1 oz Fords Gin
½ oz Zirbenz
½ oz Rosemary Syrup (recipe below)
3.5 oz Castellroig Rosat
Garnish: 1 sprig rosemary

Rosemary Syrup:

2 sprigs fresh rosemary, destemmed
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup water

Preperation
For the Rosemary Syrup:

Bring water to a boil and then quickly remove from heat.

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BUÑUELOS DE BACALAO

Salt Cod Fritters

At eighteen, I started my first fine-dining apprenticeship at Can Gaig, a storied Michelin-starred Barcelona restaurant with a history dating back to the 1800s. While there, I noticed that many of the dishes on the menu could have been lifted right from the daily lunch specials at Bar Roca, the little bar-restaurant my mother ran near the Sagrada Família.

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SPANISH SUMMER PICNICS

…A BLANKET STATEMENT

Picnic food—there really is no better way to eat outdoors. There’s a certain magic to taking simple ingredients best enjoyed in the sunshine and setting them down against a picture-perfect backdrop. And whether you’re sitting down to feast on vibrant tomatoes paired with summer plums, a refreshing cucumber salad, or a board stacked high with crusty bread and artisan cheeses – we can promise you one thing: a picnic is not a truly successful occasion unless you have a huge mess to shake off of the blanket afterwards!

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MAÍZ RUSTIDO

Roasted corn, scallions, Manchego cheese, Calabrian chili, mint

Since corn, while not commonly eaten in Spain, is so plentiful and delicious in North America in the summer, we love serving it up with a Spanish twist. For this dish, we turned to some of our incredible line cooks and drew inspiration from their Mexican heritage.

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