NEW YORK – Prepare your palate for Piquillo red peppers and rosado wine! For eight days, February 20 through 27, The Kingdom of Navarra, Spain will visit New York City for a gastronomic celebration. Restaurants will offer menus highlighting Navarra’s unique traditional dishes and local wines.
Chefs in restaurants throughout New York will prepare tantalizing cuisine nurturing a cooking style of complex flavors and mixed textures. Menus will include Navarran dishes such as, Warm Partridge & Jabugo Ham Salad, Artichokes fried with Tocino (Jabugo Ham fat), Piquillo red peppers stuffed with meat or fish, Pochas beans, roast suckling pig, sauteed wild Mushrooms and white asparagus, Lobster, Puff Pastry with Potato & Foie and Sweet Wine Sauce. Complement these exciting flavors with a Navarrese wine, a region some say produces the best wineries in Spain. Choose a wine from one of the many Navarran vineyards to accompany an entree, tapas or some fabulous Navarran cheese: a Roncal, or Idiazabal.
Participating restaurants in New York are found below or online at http://www.navarragastronomy.com/restaurants.php
The region of Navarra in the north of Spain borders the Basque Country, La Rioja, Aragon, and the Pyrenees which makes it a vital part of El Camino de Santiago, (Saint James Way). This ancient kingdom’s rich history leaves its legacy within medieval villages and festivals such as the famous San Fermin in Pamplona – nine days of bull running celebrated each July and immortalized by Hemingway in “The Sun Also Rises.”
Navarra’s unusual past and diverse topography has made it an attraction for “off the beaten” path travelers and food and wine aficionados. Graced with cool uplands and sun-drenched fertile valleys Navarra produces superb culinary products and wines of the highest quality. The old Kingdom of Navarra has preserved its royal nobility in rich tradition of food and wine.
The Kingdom of Navarra, Spain Visits US is sponsored by the Government of Navarra and the Navarra Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on restaurants included and events, will be posted on http://www.navarragastronomy.com