Winning team of the VII edition of Copa Jerez, Podium onder de Dom of Holland share why they chose to marry Manzanilla pasada "La Goya" wine from Delgado Zuleta with their starter dish.
"When you eat the dish, you first get the taste of the green olive, then the saltiness of the oyster and then the tinned sardine starts to take over and in the end, you have quite a long finish with the pepper note from the madame jeanette. All these flavours are uplifted by the “La Goya”, it really gives an extra boost to the dish. In this dish, we also tried to play with temperatures because Sherry can show a different character when you serve it at different temperatures. This is why we decided to serve another oyster slightly warm in its shell in a confit of Iberico pork fat. For the first dish it was important that the manzanilla was served slightly chilled at around 10 degrees celsius to show the fresh side, when the jury started eating the second preparation of the oyster the manzanilla was by this time a bit warmed up to approximately 12 degrees which resulted in it showing more of its creamy side which worked well with the warm oyster and especially the taste of the Iberico fat."