Raúl Pérez Wine Dinner at Cúrate
Join us on April 16th to welcome legendary winemaker Raúl Pérez!
A last-minute addition to our spring line-up, Cúrate Tapas Bar is thrilled to host an exclusive wine dinner on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30pm, featuring the wines of legendary Spanish winemaker, Raúl Pérez! The five course menu, customized for this event, features classic Spanish dishes, carefully crafted to complement the selected wines. Felix Meana and Raúl Pérez will serve as your guides for this memorable evening, along with representatives from Skurnik Wines & Spirits, Bordeaux Fine & Rare and Table Wine Asheville.
The following wines will be featured at the April 16 event, paired with an unforgettable meal from the Cúrate team.
Poma Aurea Sidra | croquettes de setas, traditional creamy mushroom fritters
Raúl Pérez Bierzo Blanco, ‘Ultreia Godello’ 2016 | almejas con jamón y guisantes josper roasted clams from clammer dave in SC, with peas, pine nuts and paleta ibérica de bellota
La Vizcaina de Vinos Bierzo Blanco, ‘La del Vivo’ 2016 | ajo blanco con carabinero almond and garlic soup with butter-poached spanish carabinero prawn, green grapes and pedro ximenez
Raúl Pérez Ultreia St. Jacques Tinto 2017 | carpaccio de presa ibérica de bellota, thinly sliced shoulder cut of 100% ibérico pork, finished with olive oil and sherry vinegar
Raúl Pérez Ultreia Tinto 2015 | parrillada de verduras grilled spring vegetables served with romesco sauce and crisp bread
Raúl Pérez Ultreia de Valtuille Tinto 2015 | paella de carne traditional rice paella featuring braised short ribs, local vegetables, and sofrito
tabla de quesos, selection of 3 spanish cheeses (coming from green spain region)
Limited Seats available! While this is a set menu, if there are any dietary restrictions or allergies please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate. Seating is communal and wines will be available to purchase that evening.
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About Raúl Pérez
Raúl Pérez Pereira is universally considered to be one of the world’s most visionary winemakers. Since he produced his first vintage for his family’s winery in 1994 at the age of 22, he has stood at the forefront of the conversation about what has been called “The New Spain”. In 2005, he left his family business to strike out on his own, creating Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez, which quickly became the point of reference for the Bierzo appellation. In the intervening years, he has expanded his sphere of activity to include the appellations of Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra and Tierra de León, but his heart and his home remain in Valtuille de Abajo, the village in Bierzo where his family has been tending vines for well over 300 years.
In addition to numerous other accolades, Raúl was named “Winemaker of the Year” by German publication Der Feinschmecker in 2014 and “Best Winemaker in the World” for 2015 by the French publication Bettane+Dessauve. In Decanter this past February, Master of Wine Pedro Ballesteros wrote, “Raúl Pérez is the archetype of the intuitive winemaking genius.” A picture of Raúl in that same article is captioned, “Is this the best winemaker in the world?” Raúl would certainly not self-apply any of these superlatives. In fact, his genius is far exceeded by his humility and generosity of spirit. That humility comes through in his wines. These are not “winemaker” wines so much as they are unadulterated expressions of the villages and vineyards from which they hail.“