Now that we are all, to some degree, food and wine connoisseurs, is there anything better than a perfectly cooked dinner with expertly chosen wine pairings?
 
Even better if said wine pairings are Rioja. On Monday, 21st May, the Spanish favourite is taking pride of place at the Capital Hotel restaurant, located in the heart of Knightsbridge. The four course meal will be accompanied by some of the finest bottles from the Bodegas Roda vineyard, introduced by winemaker and oenologue Gonzalo Lainez. Gonzalo will be hosting the club table, to share the experience with fellow food and wine fans, and to discuss tasting notes!
 
The Capital's sister food hotspot, Le Metro Wine Bar and Bistro, will also be getting into the party spirit with a Spanish theme taking over the kitchens for the week commencing 21 May. Think tapas-style servings of chorizo, gazpacho and tortilla, accompanied by a Rioja available at only £22 a bottle. The climate may be a little off this May, but it's time to sit back, relax and soak up a more Spanish way of living in SW1.
 

For more information on the Capital Hotel and its restaurants, see www.capitalhotel.co.uk or contact Caroline Warwick on 020 7722 5466