It’s not often that three of ones true loves come together in such a magical way. I’m talking about Laker power forward Pau Gasol, Spanish sparkling Cava, and velvet capes. Last night at a black tie event at the Regent Beverly Wilshire (where Pretty Woman stayed when they wouldn’t let her shop), the Confraria del Cava Sant Sadurní invested Pau Gasol into the Cava Brotherhood. Gasol is Catalonian, and cava is produced in Catalonia. I have to say, for having had 30 points and 7 rebounds the other night in Phoenix, he’s a pretty humble guy. And he can carry a cape like nobody’s business. Added bonus, we got to enjoy a flute of Cava rosado, which is a rosé version made from Garnacha and Monastrell grapes (known as Grenache and Mouvèdre in France). I haven’t seen much of it outside of Spain. Would be great with grilled pork chops or Merguez sausages.
Speaking of Cava, tonight we are going to crack open a bottle of our favorite German Gilabert Reserva to toast another exciting event. My friend Tanya Steel on Hell’s Kitchen! Tune in tonight on FOX at 9pm, and watch Tanya take names and numbers!