In an atmosphere that hints at the sumptuous, I remember back in the day, when La Bodega Lounge first opened, and we were ourselves a fixture on their plush sofas, playing scrabble and jenga at all odd hours of the weekend and stuffing our faces on tapas. Ah, yes those were the good old days.
Well now, small plates are not the only offerings at La Bodega Lounge and Tapas Bar, and we turn our attention to something else, though the kitchen does bang out such a delicious and diverse collection that they are impossible to resist.
I am talking about Cava, of course.
And Spain’s famous bubbly is definitely my favourite tipple on a hot, hot afternoon…
And if you like Cava, you will probably like the sound of this promotion even more. La Bodega’s Cava Promo will see seven exclusive Cava, paired with Tapas, to celebrate a 2 month long fiesta. The Cava Fest Bubbly Brunch will be tailored around the discovery of these sparkling wines along with an accompanying canapés brunch menu.
What we thought of the Cava …
The Bodega Muga Conde de Haro Cava, NV – A highly drinkable Cava. The nose was dominated by tangy fruit and floral aromas.
The Villa Conchi Cava Brut Rose – Not really one of our favourites, we found this rose sharp and young. (As you can tell, we prefer more mellow cava). However, it was fresh and pleasant if not a little weak, and for want of a better word, sharp. Definitely of medium intensity. Perfect as an aperitif for very, very light dishes.
The Raventos I Blanc ‘de Nit’ Cava Rosado – A lovely faded rose pink colour that’s irresistably girly. Flavours of strawberries were a pleasure to taste. This Cava was ultimately dry yet gentle, with high quality delicate bubbles underpinning the fruit. Delicate and beautiful, it was only too easy to drink.
The Noche y Dia Cava Yellow Label Brut Nature– This was our favourite of the lot. Mellow and round with a long, pleasant mouthfeel, it was love at first sip! Holding it up to the light, you will see a nice pale-yellow colour with fast bubbles.This was definitely a medium-high acidity Cava with heaps of personality. Paired well with the meats.
The Anna de Codorníu Brut NV– “Anna” was the first Cava to be made using Chardonnay and we were drawn to aromas of tropical fruit and a soft well-balanced and refreshing palate, with elegant citrus notes and fine, persistent bubbles.
The Miguel Torres, Santa Digna Estelado Sparkling Rose 2011– A deliciously refreshing rose, full of fresh blackcurrant fruit with great character.
The Villa Conchi Cava Brut Seleccion – The Brut Seleccion was a generous bubbly, with great balance of aromas between fruits and toasted caramel.
And as for you bubbly die-hard fans, the Sunday Bubbly Hi-Tea is on every Sunday from 2pm till 5pm. This will go on throughout the Cava-Fest period which will run from NOW, until the end of August 2014.
Tapas include Fresh Mixed Berries, Tortilla Espanola, Pollo ‘Yakitori’ Picante con Allioli (Yakitori chicken skewers with garlic mayonnaise), Beef Skewers, Tosta de Escalibada (Flat Bread with Anchovies & Pimientos), Mini Lemon Tart and Crème Catalana Spanish (crème brulee).
￼Cava Fest Highlights this June to August 2014
Explore 7 different kinds of cava at a promotional price of RM190++
1. Bodega Muga Conde de Haro Cava, NV
2. Villa Conchi Cava Brut Rose
3. Noche y Dia Cava Yellow Label Brut Nature
4. Anna de Codorníu Blanc de Blancs
5. Miguel Torres, Santa Digna, Estelado Sparkling
6. Raventos I Blanc ‘de Nit’ Cava Rosado
7. Villa Conchi Cava Brut Seleccion
Experience the 7 kinds of cava in tasting portions with the Discovery Tray.
Grilled Salmon Pairing at RM68++
Pair 2 glasses of any cava of your choice with a delectable grilled salmon platter served with toasted panini with fresh dill and butter.
Indulge in the 5 signature Cava Cocktails at RM30++ per glass!
Watermelon liqueur, Apple Sour, Cava, Lemon Peel, Apple Slice
Raspberry Vodka, Peach Liqueur, Apple Syrup, Cava, Ginger Ale, Strawberry, Lemon Slice, Kiwi Slice
Star Anise, Galiano, Gran Marnier, Angostura Bitter, Cava
Triple Sec, Skyy Citrus, Ginger Ale, Pineapple Juice, Cava, Fresh Strawberry, Grenadine Syrup
Passionfruit Puree, Strawberry Puree, Strawberry, Cava
Cava Bubbly Hi-Tea at La Bodega Lounge
Spend Sunday afternoon at La Bodega Lounge (Telawi 2) with 7 types of cava free‐flowing alongside a Hi-Tea Carousel consisting of an array of sweet treats and a pairing of Grilled Salmon with Panini Toast.
Cava Free-Flow: RM180++
Cava Free-Flow with Hi-Tea Carousel: RM220++
Finally, ￼Cava for your Birthday Celebrations! If it’s your birthday month anytime in June to August 2014, dine at any La Bodega outlet and get a bottle of Bodega Muga Conde de Haro Cava on the house.
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La Bodega Lounge
18-‐1, Jalan Telawi Dua, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603 2287 3808