London, April 2019: As the UK starts to move on from its Prosecco obsession and look for alternative sparkling wines, Cava is being tipped for a comeback by those in the know. To celebrate, Freixenet has partnered with fried chicken connoisseurs Mother Clucker, to combine two of 2019’s hottest foodie trends – alternative sparkling wines and indulgent fried food to create the UK’s first ever Cava-battered chicken.
Cava is well-known in the wine industry for being an excellent pairing alongside savoury food, with fried chicken being Cava’s perfect match2. The notes of Mediterranean fruits in Cordon Negro keep the palate crisp and clean with the acidity in the bubbles delicately slicing through the batter, making the meal feel lighter. Using this as inspiration, Mother Clucker and Freixenet partnered to create Cava-battered chicken. The result has been a crispy Cava-infused batter, which perfectly complements the salty and deep-fried flavour of Mother Clucker’s strips. The result is a delicious upgrade to the traditional beer-battered fish and chips.
The Cava-battered chicken will be available exclusively through Deliveroo Editions: Whitechapel, from the 2nd to the 31st May with a complimentary 20cl bottle of Freixenet Cordon Negro with every purchase, whilst stocks last. In addition, Freixenet Cordon Negro will also be listed in Mother Clucker’s restaurant in Clerkenwell, available to purchase as a combination meal alongside Mother Clucker’s signature strips.