In New York City, “Manhattanhenge”, or the Manhattan Solstice, when the setting sun is aligned with the east-west streets of the main street grid, is the most sought-after and photographed sunset, an astronomical phenomenon that attracts thousands of people, even bringing traffic to a standstill on the busy avenues.
Although the variety of drinking and dining options offered by the city means that the angle of the sunset is not the only most-wanted. Thus, some restaurateurs and professionals from the Big Apple's wine sector gathered aboard a sailboat on the Hudson River to enjoy the best views of the city's skyline, accompanied by a selection of Premium Cavas.
This unprecedented Cava event was held on 12 September, on the eve of the eagerly-awaited Cava Discovery Week in New York. Aboard the historic sailboat Ventura, 25 trade and media professionals kicked off the week by discovering the high quality of Cava with different categories and types of Cava that gave the cruise plenty of fizz: Roger Goulart Guarda Superior Reserva 2018; Agustí Torelló Mata Barrica Guarda Superior Gran Reserva 2017; Parés Baltà Blanca Cusiné Guarda Superior Gran Reserva 2013 and Alta Alella Mirgin Opus Paraje Calificado Vallcirera.
"This event has been epic,” said Miguel De Leon, James Beard Award-winning wine writer and owner of Pinch Chinese in NYC. “Not only has it been an amazing opportunity to start a Monday, but I am now very interested in all the other events you have in store for Cava Discovery Week."
During the cruise, in addition to enjoying the versatility of Cava with different dishes, a cocktail with Cava was also served, which surprised some of the attendees: "I had never tried Cava in a cocktail before, but now I'm sure I won't be able to enjoy a cocktail without Cava," said Angela McCray of Pompette.