From November 2nd to the 8th BOCA will join the annual International Sherry Week from Jerez in Andalucía, Spain. Andalucía is synonymous with Spain: lots of sun, fiestas, guitars, and flamenco. Its most unique feature, however, is the remnant of its Moorish past leaving a visible mark on the region’s architecture, culture, and gastronomy.
To celebrate the Sherry Festival and all things Andalucía, BOCA will host celebrity chef and cookbook author, Bethany Kehdy for an exclusive evening on November 4th, where guests will experience a specially-curated menu celebrating the common history and a lingering shared lineage between the food heritage of Andalucía and the Middle East.
Bethany, along with BOCA’s head chef Matthijs Stinnissen, will cook four courses comprising dishes such as OYSTER ESABECHE with locally-sourced Dibba Bay oysters; a selection of tapas including POTATO KEBBEH CROQUETAS stuffed with basturma, shanklish and Manchego cream; RABBIT AND RAS EL HANOUT EMPANADA; followed by a SEAYADEEYA – an Arabian fisherman’s paella delight; and finished with a BURNT APRICOT FLAN with salted caramel. These will be served with five sherries or with a juice pairing.
“My inspiration doesn’t just come from the ingredients, but I also love sifting through historical texts looking for interesting or long-lost variations of recipes. I love reviving traditional dishes and techniques while adding small modifications to make it more present for today’s palates,” says Bethany. “Our menu brings to life the rich history of Andalucía and its evolution from past to present, while bridging the influences of the Moors, and how they introduced various ingredients to Spain. This is highlighted in each of our dishes to celebrate this time and to tell the stories of our heritage.”
Throughout the week, and available all-day BOCA also offers a specially curated TAPAS BOARD for two including a selection of croquetas, tortillas, cured meats and more, paired with two glasses from a selection of five sherries for AED 200.
NOV 2 – 8 ALL DAY | Tapas Board and two glasses of Sherry or two mocktails AED 200
NOV 4th | 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm | BETHANY KEHDY x BOCA FOR ANDALUCÍA MENU
Four-courses and Five Sherries AED 395 | Four-courses and Paired Juices AED 295
Prices inclusive of 5% VAT and subject to 7% Authority Fees and 10% Service Charge | Booking is essential | 10% discount for all online payments made before Nov 2nd
Guests can book through 04-3231833 and firstname.lastname@example.org