Cheers to CAVA Wine Dinner @ Barcelona Restaurant

CTbites Team

If you're in the neighborhood and like your bubbles, don't miss the "Cheers to CAVA Wine Dinner" on Thursday, April 12th at Barcelona Restaurant in West Hartford, 7pm.

Champagne is one of the world’s most profound and expensive wines, usually only drank in times of celebration. However, Spain has its own popular sparkling wine created in the exact same style as its French counterpart, called Cava. While never bearing the generally high price tag as to Champagne, Cava is just as enjoyable and inspiring. As a self-declared “bubble head,” Gretchen Thomas, Wine & Spirits Director for the Barcelona Restaurant Group, is throwing a wine dinner showing off her favorites from several Spanish regions and their uncanny ability to pair well with even the heaviest and most flavorful dishes - a good thing since their Executive Chef, Adam Greenberg, is known for his creativity. This promises to be one of the most eye-opening food and wine pairing event of the season.

$45 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  

For reservations, email 


first course
Pan Seared Scallops
Lobster – Cava Sabayon, Micro Celery Salad

2006 Sumarroca, Brut Nature, Gran Reserva - Penedes  

second course
Rare Seared Yellowfin Tuna
Braised Oxtail Grilled Spring Onions

2008 Raventós i Blanc, L’Hereu de Nit, Brut - Penedes

third course
Marinated & Grilled Lamb Tenderloin
Spring Vegetable – White Bean Cassoulet

2007 Juvé y Camps, Rosé, Brut - Penedes

fourth course
Key Lime Ricotta Cheesecake Parfait
Fresh Berries, Nilla Wafer Crust

NV Moscatel Espumoso, Reymos - Valencia