Aqua Nueva Launches London's Largest Cava Bar
From 4th March 2013, aqua London will launch the 'aqua nueva Cava Bar,' offering guests an opportunity to explore one of the finest selections of Cava in the city.
Often referred to as the Spanish equivalent of Champagne, this sparkling wine is predominantly made from the region of Catalonia. Inspired by the rising trend of cosmopolitan style 'aperitivo drinking', aqua nueva aims to educate guests on this commonly misunderstood sparkling wine by showcasing 15 award winning Cavas at their traditional tapas bar.
The selection of white and rose Cavas will be available to enjoy by the glass or bottle in the opulent and stylish restaurant space, five floors above the heart of London's West End. Guests to the Spanish restaurant can take a front row seat at the tapas bar to enjoy the theatrics of the Grill Kitchen and fully immerse themselves in the delights of Cava. Guests can become cava connoisseurs, enjoying the flavours and aromas that rival many of the top vintage champagnes, presented at a fraction of the price. Bottles range from the legendary Kripta Gran Reserve, a blend of the oldest vines in Penedès to the Alta Alella Laieta with its entire production based on certified organic agricultural practices.
Leading the Cava Bar experience will be the 'Castillo Perelada Cava Flight'- where guests can enjoy a trio of delicious Cava's from this award winning estate, including the Castillo Perelada's Gran Claustro 2008 which was proclaimed as the Best Cava in the British market at 'The Wines from Spain Awards 2012'.The Cava flight costs £19 per person for three flutes.
To highlight the versatility of Cava, Head Chef Alberto Hernandez will present a bespoke daily changing tapas menu to be enjoyed at the Cava Bar. Guests can enjoy three tapas dishes for £18 including such delights as seafood tartar served with ajo blanco and grilled cuttlefish with ink sauce and ali-oli.
Furthermore, Head Sommelier Zsolt Kismodi will offer guests the opportunity to sample some first class vintage Cavas and explore the history of the sparkling wine with monthly Castillo Perelada master classes. During the 1-hour class, participants will learn about the grapes used, the aging process and tips on how to distinguish the unique bouquets. The masterclasses will cost from £39.00 per person with limited places available. Please visit www.aqua-London.com or contact the reservations team on 020 7478 0540 for further details.
The Cava Bar will be available Monday - Saturday lunchtimes between 12.00pm - 2.45pm and in the evenings from 6.00pm - 11.00pm with a first come first served seating arrangement for the Tapas Bar.
Full Cava selection:
Castillo Perelada Cava Brut Reserva
Castillo Perelada Cava Brut Rosado
Castillo Perelada Cava Gran Claustro
Canals Nadal Brut Reserva
Augusti Torello Grand Reserva
Kripta Gran Reserva
Augusti Torello Rosado
Heredad brut reserva
Dos Lustros Vintage
Conde de Caralt Rosado
Castilla De mont blanc, Reserva
Alta Alella Laieta (Organic)
Alta Alella Laieta Iluro (Organic)
Alta Alella Mirgin Blanc
Privat Opus Evolutium
aqua nueva, 5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London, W1B 3BR
(Entrance at 30 Argyll Street, opposite The Palladium)
T: 020 7478 0540