Copa de Cava - a New, Authentic and Dedicated Cava Bar in St Paul's, London
Monday 20th May saw the launch of eagerly anticipated Copa de Cava – an authentic and dedicated cava bar – just a stone’s throw from St. Paul’s Cathedral. Located beneath the restaurant Camino San Pablo, and built amid the brick vaults, Copa de Cava will offer a range of 28 different types of cava.
Copa de Cava’s deep, arched brick ceiling is reminiscent of the bodegas in Spain’s cava-producing region of Sant Sadurní. The selection of cavas includes the finest Brut, Reserva and Grand Reserva cavas catering for the growing appetite in the UK for good quality cava.
To complement the variety of cavas there are meat, fish and vegetarian pairing dishes, which include navajas (razor clam, broad beans and chorizo) and carpaccio of fillet steak with Lilliput capers and manchego shavings. Seafood and charcuterie platters are also available to share.
For those seeking a heartier range of Spanish fare, Camino San Pablo upstairs offers a full menu of Spanish tapas classics including garlic tiger prawns (Gambas al Ajillo) and Jamón pata negra alongside seasonal dishes such as grilled asparagus with romesco (Espárragos) and grey mullet served with fennel and cherry tomato salsa (Mújol).
One of Copa de Cava’s standout features is the glass panel floor, which allows guests to peer down into the cellar to see thousands of ageing cava bottles. This contemporary design twist provides an insight into how the sparkling wine is stored and matured in a cellar or a ‘cava’ as is the tradition in Spain.