El Gato Negro is to join the worldwide fiesta celebrating the unique Sherry Wines of southern Spain as it hosts the official launch of International Sherry Week on Monday 7th November, in conjunction with Sherry Wines UK.
Food and wine aficionados are invited to take part in the event, which will be held in the acclaimed Black Cat – the upstairs bar at the top of the heritage building with Manchester’s only retractable roof. Guests will sample the diversity of Jerez Wines and enjoy new and emerging trends in cocktail making, including a Sherry Masterclass, hosted by Federico Sanchez-Pece, Brand Manager of Bodegas De Lustau.
The Black Cat will also unveil an exclusive cocktail menu for the week. Specially created cocktails will include the Pimento Fino, a delicious Fino Sherry paired with Padron Pepper Liquor, the Chamomile Snapper, a chilled mix of Manzilla Sherry, plum tomatoes and gin and the Grenache, a dark blend of Amontildo Sherry, Dark Rum and Walnut Bitters.
Manchester’s discerning drinkers know that good food works even better paired with a good drink. The very finest Sherries will be offered with bites to match. Specially selected food pairings will be on offer across all floors of the restaurant, with the Ground Floor Bar offering its own unique menu for the week.
Adam Days, Head Bartender, said of the event: “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to host the launch of the 3rd International Sherry Week at the Black Cat. Sherry is one of the most emblematic elements of Spanish culture and one that has long been associated with tapas. We’re looking forward to taking our guests’ palates on a journey with an adventurous array of Jerez Wines, Sherry cocktails and pairings.”
For the first time, Sherry Wines UK will launch a nationwide schedule of events for International Sherry Week 7-13 November across four different cities, London, Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham, with each one hosting unique Sherry events.
The event at the Black Cat runs from 1800-2000. With limited places available, booking is required. Tickets are priced at £20 per person – the event will include three cocktails and small bites to complement. For more information please visit www.sherry.wine/sherryweek.