Enoki Bundles is one and as simple as you could get. Take a small clump of the Enoki, trim the end, and wrap in a slice of parma ham. Dress with lime juice and olive oil, plenty of ground pepper and serve. Simple pure flavours and a delight as a tapas style dish.
A few experiments with a wine match and a cava came out tops. Not just any old supermarket cava – these are generally too rough and tasteless to bother with – but something a little more stylish, and sadly, a little more expensive.
Freixenet Elyssia Grand Cuvée Brut [Adagga / Snooth] is made from Chardonnay with the addition of the local varieties of Macabeo and Parellada, oh and a touch of Pinot Noir. These combine to give a decent mouthful offering of nuts, apple, pear and peach, a nicely rounded palate plus a crisp finish, a touch of residual balances too. Alcohol 12%.
Freixenet’s black bottled Cordon Negro Cava is well known; it’s a huge selling brand but in launching this new Grand Cuvée Elyssia (and a sister Elyssia Pinot Noir Rosé) Freixenet is aiming for “premiumisation” in creating this pair of limited edition wines. Waitrose added these to its wine list back in July at £14.99, the Gran Cuvée is currently on offer at 33% off.