A blog and review on all things Sherry. It is about tasting, enjoyment and learning more about the World’s Finest Wine. "Sherry is a thoroughbred" as Javier Hidalgo rightly puts it. Included are the amazing local Brandies and the remarkably good table wines also produced in the province of Cádiz.
Pedro Ximénez or
Moscatel poured over ice cream is delicious, but things have developed further. Much further. How about Fino or Amontillado
sorbet? Or even Sherry Vinegar sorbet? Exciting, creative cuisine is not new in
the Marco de Jerez, and all these are already available.
In Chipiona, at the Heladeria Valenciana, José
Antonio Montalbán makes his grandfather’s recipe using Moscatel de Pasas Los
Madroñales from the local Cooperative Católica Agricola. It is lovely, but not
everyone is using ice cream as a dessert.
Master ice cream maker Carlos Sancho of
Heladeria Per Piacere has been working with chef Blas Pérez of the Hotel Conil
Park and Raúl Castillo chef at Parrilla de Matilde in Cádiz to create a range
of sorbets based on products of bodegas Sánchez Romate, who are keen to collaborate.
They have already produced sorbets with Fino, Amontillado and vinegar.
Savoury dishes have been enhanced by these sorbets,
for example Blas Pérez’ millfeuille of nachos made from lentil flour
alternating with mojama (thin sliced, salt cured tuna) and ling roe, almond
paste and topped with Amontillado sorbet.
They have also created a rather special PX ice
cream. It pays homage to the “candie”, a Spanish corruption of “candy and egg”,
a traditional restorative drink made from Oloroso, egg yolk and sugar.