Match of the week
Cañitas with coffee and licore tostada
There were so many great seafood pairings with albarino in Rias Baixas last week you might wonder why I would pick anything else as my match of the week but its always been a feature of this slot that the pairing should be a bit of a surprise, as much to me as to you. And this combination at Casa Boveda totally was.
It was a dessert of cañitas - the Spanish equivalent of Sicily’s cannoli - crisp pastry tubes flled with pastry cream flavoured, I would guess with vanilla. It was served wtih a digestif called Cumbre Iberica Licore Tostada which is a smooth sweetened brandy-based liqueur which added a rich, caramelly counterpint to the smooth, creamy pastries. My black americano coffee which was served at the same time, made the perfect trio.
(Thanks to Miguel Crunia of Fion Wines for the background information)
And if you want to know what to pair with albarino here’s a list of suggestions (which I will be updating shortly)
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