Paquita Espinosa hails from Barcelona but has always loved Cádiz and its wines. When she decided to open a restaurant she dedicated it to them naming it Palo Cortado. There is a huge menu of tapas and dishes with an Andalusian flavour and no fewer than 160 Sherries are available by the glass! she has organised food and Sherry matchings, tastings and visits from bodegueros, all of which quickly sell out. In recognition of her efforts, Barbadillo made her a Dame of the Order of Solear.
Open Tuesday – Saturday at Calle Unión, 5, phone: 915 472 500
The British television company Channel 5 have been in Jerez filming for a forthcoming TV series on Spain. Presented by Alex Polizzi, who has done excellent programmes on Italy and the Hotel Inspector series, the new film covers the whole of Spain, but in Jerez they have been filming the Real Escuela riding school, a bodega in Sanlúcar and an interview about Sherry at the Alcázar in Jerez. The serialised programme will be broadcast sometime towards the end of this year or early next year. Definitely something to look out for!