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SIDRA NATURAL TRADICIONAL

Cheese:  Cabrales, Stilton

Nibbles: Chorizo, Pimiento de Padrón, Fried Calamari, Grilled Sardines, Cherrystone Clams, Patatas Bravas

Plates: Merluza ala Sidra, Fabada, Braised Pork Shank

CiderNoshes: Medallions of Scallop with Crispy Bacon Crust and Roasted Red Pepper Purée, Shitake & Pork Dim Sum

 

A morsel after every freshly aerated splash of these traditional sidras is a must. Have plenty on hand because they go fast.

 

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SIDRA DE NUEVA EXPRESION

Cheese: Manchego, (Smoked) Gouda, Brie

Nibbles: Piquillo Peppers, Olives, Jamón Serrano & Iberico

Plates: Paella, Sole Muenier, Shrimp & Grits, Sushi & Sashimi,

CiderNoshes: Pesto Cream Sauce Stuffed Deep-Fried Shrimp

 

 

 

Light, crisp and austere these don’t overwhelm subtle flavors, yet their refreshing acidity complements saltiness and spice and cleans the pallet after fats.

 

 

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SEMI-DRY SIDRA BRUT

Cheese: Afuega l’Pitu with Paprika, Chevre with Herbs

Nibbles: Chorizo, Grape Leaves, Spiced Nuts, Cumin Meatballs.

Plates: Chilindrón, Indian or Thai Curries, Chili, Oven Roasted LambKidneys w/Sherry

CiderNoshes: Baked Littleneck Clams, Stuffed Sweet Red Peppers w/Basque Green Sauce

 

 

The modest sweetness complements hot & spicy, but cumin brings out something rare and special in our Angelón Brut.

 

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EXTRA-DRY SIDRA BRUT

Cheese: Cabrales, Stilton, Sharp Cheddar

Nibbles: Salchichón, Oysters, Fried Artichokes (not breaded), Kielbasa

Plates: Cachopo, Seared Sirloin tip with warm anchovy vinagrette, Grilled or Baked Salmon

CiderNoshes: Sausage-Stuffed Calamari

 

 

 

This is the red-wine of ciders with the depth and body to stand up to red meat. A great accompaniment to a briney-sweet chilled oyster, the big surprise is how much we want to stretch out the last morsel of steak to match sip for bite of Guzman Riestra Brut Nature. The crispy browned crust of Cachopo or brightening note of anchovy vinagrette are key.

 

 

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FROST CIDER

Cheese: Manchego

Nibbles: Manchego w/membrillo, sharp cheddar w/guava paste, dates, almonds, pecans, walnuts

Cakes & Pastries: madalenas, tarta de santiago, sponge cake, shortbread

 

 

 

The unique acidity of spanish apple varieties prolongs the finish of Diamantes de Hielo well into the next bite of cheese. Diamantes contributes its raisiny glow to the light touch of a simple dry cake.

 

 

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