JULY: The Tapa Crawl
Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of our beautiful summer weather and experience the Tapa Crawl; a three venue walking dinner featuring selection of Victoria’s finest small bites, paired with Portuguese influenced wines from this month’s Houseguest: Misconduct Wine Co.
Houseguest: The Tapa Crawl – July 19th, 2015, 6:00 PM
Bodega, 1210 Broad Street, Victoria
Perro Negro, 536 Yates Street, Victoria
Chorizo & Co. 807 Fort Street, Victoria
A guide will meet diners at their chosen starting point (time and location clearly listed on your ticket) and lead the group on foot to our three venues while curating your meal and wine pairings. Adequate time will be allowed at each location enjoy the menu, pairings and interact with the Chef and Winemakers.
Please wear comfortable footwear. Rain or Shine.
About our July Houseguest:
“Irreverent, passionate, and certainly bold. As terroir négociants with over 60+ years of family farming, we believe terroir trumps all. Know where your wine grows!”
Misconduct Wine Co. is a wine company all about place and time. Winemaker and co-owner, Richard da Silva’s family immigrated from Portugal in the 1956 and became one of the first Portuguese farm owners in the area. Growing up in Portugal, every family grew grapes on their property and made wine. Through the years they have maintained a special relationship with the land where their grapes are grown and they believe that this is the key to making great wine.
About our Hosts:
Partner and general manager of Bodega, Emily Henderson says: “Traditionally, a Bodega is really anywhere familiar to get your sustenance.” At Bodega, the idea of food and wine pairing doesn’t just stop at wine. Their sherry list showcases over a dozen classic sherry varieties to pair with authentic Spanish tapas.
Perro Negro (Black Dog), is the latest addition to the Ferris’ restaurant family. Located above Ferris’ Oyster Bar and Grill, the space was originally used as overflow for guests waiting on a table and has since blossomed into a new spot for tapas or “para picar” (to pick or nibble), cocktails and wine in Victoria.
Chorizo & Co.’s informal, friendly, family-oriented feel is authentically Spanish, as are the products they import and the food they serve. When they aren’t able to make or import a Spanish ingredient or product, they turn to other local, independent businesses for a hand. They use Portuguese buns from Casa Nova Bakery Café and brew Discovery Coffee. Chorizo & Co also has their house chorizo made locally for them by The Whole Beast; it’s made from a family recipe brought over from Spain and tempered for its Victoria customers.