Celebrate Festival de Jerez at La Tasca
Quietly situated in sunny southern Spain, the Andalusian city of Jerez de la Frontera presents a truly unique identity steeped in authentic Spanish tradition. Alongside Andalusian cuisine and equestrian art, the city prides itself on its local heritage, with two particularly redeeming attributes, flamenco and sherry wine. Flamenco, which refers to song, dance, and guitar, originated in the south of Spain and continues to thrive, with the practice often considered to be one of Spain’s signature national art forms.
While Jerez quite frankly means sherry in Spanish, the fittingly named city was awarded the title of ‘Europe’s Wine City’ in 2014. The famous sherry wineries of Jerez, called bodegas, are part at the so-called ‘Sherry Triangle’ in the west of the city. Sanlucar de Barrameda, where manzanilla sherry is made, and El Puerto de Santa Maria complete the famous triangle on the Spanish coast.
For the past two decades, Jerez has celebrated its flamenco and sherry heritage with an internationally renowned flamenco festival each year, known as ‘Festival de Jerez’. The celebration is held over a two week period, starting at the end of February and progressing into March. The event comes complete with various musical and dance inspired events held each day across the city.
The peñas (long-standing flamenco clubs) are scattered throughout the historic city centre and host many of the fabulous shows on offer to the public. During the festival, some of the very best Flamenco artists from around the world make their way to Jerez to provide a variety of performances, concerts and master classes in both public venues and hidden away bars.
Throughout the fiesta fortnight we’ll be celebrating the festival right here at La Tasca, so join us for limited edition sherry cocktails and sample our delicious Sharing-Tapas set menu, both inspired by the famous Festival de Jerez. Click here for a quick and easy booking or view our locations to find your nearest fiesta!