MCA Spanish Sidra and Food

  • 10 Apr 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Grand Rapids Downtown Market


  • Receive a discount if you are a member of the Michigan Cider Association!
  • If you sign up to be an enthusiast member of the MCA and receive special discounts on this and future events!

Registration is closed

Have you ever been to Asturias?  If not, the MCA offers you a glimpse into this beautiful and unique region of Spain.  The evening will include a traditional espiche-type foods, which is the delicious and hearty spread that is typically served with cider, a Spanish cooking demonstration, a chance to talk shop with Michigan cidermakers about their Spanish experiences, and most importantly how to ‘throw’ Spanish cider. 

The MCA is pleased to bring in Chef Pablo Balbona of Gijon, Asturias, Spain.  Chef Pablo is a famous chef in his hometown, and his family owns a one of the best patisseries in Gijon.  He also cooks at Aventura, the 2014 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award- Winning restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 Chef Pablo will be cooking up Tortilla de Patata (traditional Spanish potato omelet), empanada de bonito (traditional pastry stuffed with tomato, peppers, and bonito), and a series of tapas made with cider.

Special thanks to our Spanish partners!

Asturias for Foodies

Sidra Trabanco

Conservas Agromar 

Quesos Rebollín

Our friends at Aperitivo will help Chef Pablo select Spanish cheeses and charcuterie that are typical of this region of Spain.  Field and Fire Bakery will provide delicious bread.

You surely will not want to miss this unique event!  When you leave this session, you will likely look into plane tickets to Asturias and surely keep your eyes peeled for Spanish cider on the shelves at your favorite cider shop.

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