The Forum

110 North Wacker Dr Chicago, IL 60606


United States Of America


May 16 2023 12:30 - 16:30 h

Foods and Wines from Spain is thrilled to return to Chicago to host Spain’s Great Match!

Join us at the 29th Annual Event, organized by the Trade Commission of Spain, as Spanish flavors take center stage at one of the liveliest celebrations of Spanish wines and spirits and Spain's rich gastronomy heritage! Join us for a lively, action-packed afternoon devoted to Spanish wine and culinary seminars, regional spotlights, and food-and-wine pairing challenges. Educationally rich programming is presented by a team of Master Sommeliers and culinary experts; seminars include a deep-dive into the wines of the northern region of Navarra, a look at the captivating wines and delicacies of Murcia in southeastern Spain, and the culturally rich offerings of Castilla y Leon in the northwest.

Wine Tastings and Culinary Workshop

Along the way, attendees can look forward to sampling 150+ new vintages from some of the country’s leading wineries with producer tastings of premium mono-varietals and blends, a selection of cheeses and cured meats from Spain, and more.

Activities include:

  • Walk-around wine and food tastings, including gastronomy-driven tapas, Jamón Ibérico, cheese from Spain, and more
  • Chef and Master Sommelier-led culinary & wine seminars
  • Master Sommelier-led mini wine varietal flights
  • Food and wine pairing challenges
  • Regionally-focused activations
  • Mixologist-led Artisan Cocktail bar

Fittingly, catering and chef demonstrations by the buzzy and inventive Bar Mar by José Andrés, featuring modern takes on classics you know and love– menu highlights to include:

  • Cotton Candy Foie Gras– Chef demo!
  • Oysters “Gin & Tonic” – Chef demo!
  • Tomato Gazpacho with Spanish sherry and EVOO
  • Crispy Tomato Bread with Jamón Bellota
  • Endive Cups with Valencia orange, Marcona almonds, & goat cheese
  • Spanish Paella – Chef demo!
  • Patatas Bravas– spicy Spanish potatoes
  • Croquetas de pollo
  • Ibérico Pork Sliders with piparra peppers & caramelized onion
  • A variety of Spanish Cheese & Embutidos (cured meats)

 Trade & Media Tasting Event Registration: 

*All qualified trade and media events are complimentary – RSVP required. Please bring a business card.

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