“Add Flavor the Spanish Way, Everyday” – Seminar & Cook-Along: June 18th.
For a deeper dive, Foods & Wines from Spain and #alimentosdespaña will sponsor seminar on Saturday at 3:00 PM, led by Cúrate Bar de Tapas and La Bodega’s dynamic duo Chef Katie and Felix Meana.
Chef Katie Button and Félix Meana of Cúrate will guide in-person and virtual guests through a tasting of timeless Spanish ingredients such as Ibérico Ham, piquillo peppers, anchovies, ñora peppers and Marcona almonds paired with a surprising quartet of standout wines from Spain at Aspen Food & Wine Classic.
Attendees enjoy bites demonstrated and served by Chef Katie, and at-home viewers can cook along using a special box of ingredients available for nationwide shipping from Cúrate at Home while watching this live stream on the Foods & Wines from Spain Facebook page.
Katie Button, CEO/Co-Founder, Katie Button Restaurants, Asheville, NC
Five-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee Katie Button is the CEO/co-founder of Asheville, North Carolina's beloved Cúrate, a collection of restaurants, online marketplace, wine club and culinary journeys designed to create exceptional and experiential access to Spanish culture. A Southern chef with a scientific mind, Button honed her craft in the kitchens of some of the world's best chefs, most notably Ferran Adrià and José Andrés, before venturing out to open Cúrate Bar de Tapas with husband Felix Meana and her family. Since, they have grown the Cúrate brand to include Cúrate Trips, Cúrate Spanish Wine Club, Cúrate at Home and most recently, La Bodega by Cúrate.
Félix Meana, Chief Experience Officer/Co-Founder, Katie Button Restaurants, Asheville, NC
Félix Meana comes from the small town of Roses on the Costa Brava in Catalunya, Spain. Roses is the location of what was—until it closed in 2011— Ferran Adrià’s world-famous restaurant, elBulli, where Felix worked as a front of the house service manager for five years. An experience that opened doors at other world-class restaurants, including La Terraza del Casino in Madrid with chef Paco Roncero and Washington, DC with José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup, where he met and fell in love with Katie Button. At ThinkFoodGroup, Félix aided in the opening and development of new restaurants, including The Bazaar by José Andrés in the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, South Beach, and Puerto Rico as the Director of Service.
“Vino y Jamón: Great Spanish Wines & Ham” - Seminar: June 17th and 18th
Master Sommelier Sabato Sagaria will guide attendees through intriguing wine and ham pairings from across Spain.
“Unlocking the Secrets of Spanish Wine” - Seminar: June 18th
Take a tasting tour through Spain and discover hidden gems with acclaimed wine educator, Anthony Giglio.