Spanish Winter Park restaurant Bulla Gastrobar has its fair share of Spanish wines, but its mixologist Joel Mesa is suggesting two favorites this National Wine Day (May 25): Serras del Priorat (red) and Avancia Godello (white).

Mesa says:

The red wine most exclusive to Bulla is Serras del Priorat. It is from Priorat – a very unique and prestigious region of Spain. It is a “red wine for red wine drinkers,” as they say.

Avancia Godello, which comes from another amazing region of Spain called Valdeorras, is an exclusive white wine we offer at Bulla. It is top-of-the-line when it comes to white grape wines.


Serras del Priorat

What dishes would you suggest to pair with it?
Any braised red meat dishes such as Costillas de Res or Montado de Costillas.

Can you describe the flavors of the wine?
Delicious dried fruit such as figs, raisins and dates on the aroma and palate with great concentration and just enough acidity to pair excellently with food.

What are you looking for when you pair certain dishes with certain wines?
In this case, I’m looking for similar intensities between the wine and the food. A bold red wine begs for very flavorful food.

Avancia Godello

What dishes would you suggest to pair with it?
Salmon Organico, Paella

Can you describe the flavors of the wine?
The ultimate expression of the Godello grape. A full bodied white with citrus and melon aromas but still loaded with lots of minerality to remind one of how serious it really is.

What are you looking for when you pair certain dishes with certain wines?
In the case of the Salmon, I’m pairing the wine with that silky lemon cream sauce and looking for the parallel there. It also must be remembered that this wine, being fresh but full-bodied, will resonate very well with rice dishes, particularly those featuring seafood.

Bulla Gastrobar
110 S Orlando Ave #7, Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (321) 214-6120

Menu:
http://bullagastrobar.com/media/menus/BullaWinterParkMenus.pdf