A new and delightful review of some of the world’s most attractive gastronomic offers (previous recommendations). Five products whose taste and uniqueness will forever remain in our memory.
1906 Special Reserve
The award-winning Spanish beer
1906 Special Reserve Beer is made from a selection of roasted malts and hops of the varieties Hallertau Perle and Nugget, which give it a distinct aroma, dark amber color and strong taste. This is a flawless beer with a rich creamy foam that lingers, leaving, on the glass, the characteristic “Brussels lace”. The effect of alcohol is noticeable but with a soft, warm character. The 1906 Special Reserve is refined, tasty, intense and round, with a touch of elegant bitterness that melts in the mouth and a long, pleasant finish. It received the Monde Selection Gold Medal, in 2011, and the award for best Spanish beer by Verema, in 2013.
Rougié´s Foie Gras de Canard Entier à la Vainille Tahitensis
A gourmand’s favorite
Rougié, a firm based in the noble French region of Aquitaine, presents a foie gras made with vanilla tahitiensis (an endemic Tahitian variety). The company, founded in 1875, has chosen this type of vanilla because it is considered the most aromatic and fruity, the only variety that is collected when it has reached optimum maturity, taste and aroma. The result is a novel culinary contribution, perfumed and distinctive, which harmonizes with the peerless features of the best foie gras. The characteristic flavor of anise and pepper found in this unique vanilla, along with the sumptuous Rougié´s duck foie make it a premium product intended only for the most selective palates.
Delicate Korean flavors
The noodles, sauces and condiments produced by the Korean label, Sempio Jang, are used in the best Asian restaurants around the world, but also by great creative restaurants that want to give their dishes a different and original seal. Jordi Roca, chef of Can Roca restaurant in Girona, Spain, considered the best in the world by San Pellegrino, elevates Sempio Jang products to a sublime state. Jang is naturally fermented soy, produced with the same methods Koreans have used for centuries. This product enhances the flavor of any other ingredient without interfering with its taste, which gives it a huge culinary potential, applicable to different international cuisines.
The Swedish firm Dalmafood is responsible for the distribution of Kalixlöjrom (Kalix caviar), a unique and delicate product better known as “red gold from the Bay of Bothnia.” This rare caviar has a round flavor, mild, with subtle hints of fine fish oil. The roe is extracted from vendace salmon, a species native to the Swedish lakes and rivers of the Gulf of Bothnia. Since 2010, Kalix caviar has a status of Protected Designation of Origin by the European Union. A little known secret that the Swedes have known for centuries: Kalix Caviar is an exclusive delicacy with a pure, unadulterated taste.
The Big Experience by The London Nº1
Four liters of pure pleasure
Britain’s The London No.1 recently launched a special edition bottle with nothing more and nothing less than four and a half liters of their best gin, made with an exclusive and refined mixture of twelve botanicals. The London Nº 1 is a crystal clear gin with a beautiful turquoise color, delicate, with an elegant aroma and smooth, spicy flavor. The oversize bottle is presented in a silk lined wooden box and is part of a limited edition dubbed The Big Experience. ■