He Said, She Said: The Freixenet Cava Truck Comes to Boston

The Freixenet Cava and Tapas Truck parked in front of Tapeo

KATRIN – On one of the first true summer evenings in Boston, a group of area food and wine bloggers were treated to a special event featuring Freixenet sparkling wines and tapas by Tapeo on Newbury Street. Last night could not have been a better evening for sipping some cool Cava, both straight and in specially-created cocktails, sampling tasty passed tapas, and enjoying the company of fellow bloggers, including Jacki from Just Add Cheese, Bianca from Confessions of a Chocaholic, and Molly from Cheap Beets. I can’t help but say “Kudos!” to Freixenet and their public relations firm Janet Kafka and Associates for jumping on the food truck trend just as it’s reaching its peak. Impeccable timing!

A Lively Group of Boston Food and Wine Bloggers on the Tapeo Patio

GLENN – Food trucks have quickly become a feature of fast-food dining in Boston. With the help of Hizzoner the Mayor, the number of trucks and locations has exploded. But a tapas and cava truck – now that’s unique! The Freixenet – the “x” is pronounced “sh” – Tastings and Tapas Truck is in town until Sunday to raise awareness among younger drinkers about sparkling wines in general and Freixenet in particular – either enjoyed as is or combined in a cocktail. The Boston visit is one stop in truck’s Northeast tour.

Perfect for a summer evening

 

With its extremely affordable price point, Freixenet can be drunk without the need for a special occasion, though, as I’ve always felt, a sparkler makes any occasion special. Food also makes an occasion wonderful and the tapas from Tapeo were excellent.

Tortilla Espanola and Serrano Ham

Gambas con Gabardina (Saffron Batter Fried Shrimp with Spicy Mojo Sauce

Empanadas filled with spicy beef and chicken

GLENN – The truck will be at various locations during the next four days – Mojito’s on Winter St., Tapeo on Newbury, and at the Stuart Street Block Party for Pride Weekend on Sunday, when cava and a choice of tapas will be offered gratis. During the tour, Freixenet partners with a local charity and matches up to $500 the donations received at the truck. Boston’s donations will benefit a charity chosen by the Pride committee. Be sure to see the full schedule.

Buñuelos de Verdura (Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cheese Puffs)

A highlight of the evening was being able to meet and chat with Rob Williams, Freixenet Business Manager of the East Region. As wine geeks, we were able to talk about the technical side of  making Freixenet – traditional Methode Champenoise – with the affable Mr. Williams. “Thank You’s” are in order for Megan Duran of Janet Kafka Associates for organizing the event and for Rachel Blumenthal of Boston Food Bloggers – and I don’t know where she gets all her energy – for facilitating the fun evening.

Time for Rosé! The Segura Viudas Pinot Noir-based rosé

KATRIN – Also special thanks to the warm hospitality of staff at Tapeo, especially Katie, and the fun hosts from the Freixenet truck for a great evening!  Visit our Facebook page to see all of our photos of the event.  The bottom line is: you should definitely check out the truck while it’s in town this weekend!

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Katrin is one of the co-founders of Wine Dine With Us. She enjoys sharing her love of wine on the blog, and is particularly fond of wines from Argentine, Alto Adige, and Germany. A lifelong environmentalist, Katrin has become increasingly interested in issues of sustainability in wine and food, local food production, biodynamics, and organic agriculture. When not drinking wine and writing about it, she is a nonprofit professional, specializing in fundraising and special events.

2 Responses to “He Said, She Said: The Freixenet Cava Truck Comes to Boston”

  1. June 9, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    So glad you could make it! Hope to see you again soon – and hopefully we'll have more of a chance to chat! 🙂

  2. June 10, 2011 at 1:08 am #

    It was great meeting you guys last night! I had a fun time – and I am still thinking of that key lime pie drink! 😉

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