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Yelp Elite Event: Spanish Fiesta

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As of yesterday, in one months’ time, I will be in Spain. And what better way to celebrate than at Yelp Auckland Elite’s ‘Spanish Fiesta’ event held at The Black Hoof last night!

The highlight of the night was definitely the moorish toasted sandwiches filled with jamon (or Spanish cured ham) and melted cheese – I couldn’t get enough of them! We also got to sample mini meatballs, goats cheese croquettes, salted almonds and olives, all of which are on The Black Hoof’s tapas menu.

Other highlights included the two huge legs of jamon, carved beautifully by Joan of Iberian Foods. There were two different types of jamon – the first one named ‘Iberico Bellota’ which is an acorn-fed pig and the second one named ‘Iberico Mangalica’ which is Hungarian grain fed pig (if you google them, you will see that they sort of resemble sheep!) Both jamon were scrumptious – salty, soft and they would be perfect in sandwiches or just delicious on their own!

To accompany all the delectable delights, Jorge from Casita Miro provided a sherry tasting and was very knowledgable about all the sherrys. Prior to this event, I had never tasted sherry, so I was pretty excited! They were all delicious, but in the end, I enjoyed the dry sherry the most – smooth and delicious!

Overall, it was a fabulous night and I was in absolute foodie heaven!!! I can’t wait to re-visit The Black Hoof to try more of their amazing tapas!

If you would like some more information about becoming a Yelp Elite, click here. For more reviews and photos, check out my personal Yelp page here as well.

Happy yelping! x

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IMG_3915 [From left: Joan of Iberian Foods, Logan and Will of The Black Hoof and Alex D, Yelp’s Community Manager]

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