VALENTINE’S FLAMENCO IN THE CAVE
Treat your Valentine to Placer County’s most unique and romantic Valentine’s celebration. Vina Castellano will host their annual “Flamenco in the Cave” Saturday, February 13th. Miguel Padilla and his troupe – will treat guests to their traditional Flamenco – showcasing amazing artists in a unique and authentically Spanish stone cave. The Flamenco show at Vina Castellano will highlight traditional Flamenco with the instrumental, vocal and dance elements of Spain. The evening will also feature an authentic meal representing the Mendez Family’s Castilian heritage, prepared by Chef Spenser Shapton & his partner Emily Shapton of Silver Sporks Catering.
The $95 – ticket price includes Dinner, show and wine.
- TAPAS: Marinated Olives & Smoked Paprika Maldon Marcona Almonds & Glass of Cava (Sparkling Wine)
- WINE: Bottle of Vina Castellano wine of your selction (1 per couple)
- SALAD: Farmer’s Market Salad with a Local Honey, Herb & Blood Orange Citrus Vinegrette topped with Shaved Manchego, Radishes & Pickled Onions
- MAIN COURSE: Mourvedre Braised Short Ribs garnished with Spanish Picada over Patatas Machacones (mashed potatoes) & Roasted Local Vegetables
- DESSERT: Crema Catalana with Local Citrus & Glass of Cava
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
- This Valentine’s Event is limited to 30 people. It is extremely popular so reserve your space now.
- Doors open at 6pm for a glass of Cava and light Tapas reception (no host wine at reception)
- Dinner will be served at 6:30pm and includes a bottle of Vina Castellano wine of your choice.
- The show will begin at approximately 7:30 pm. The performers will do two sets.
- Dessert will be served during an intermission break at 8:00pm. It includes a glass of Cava or a cup of Cafe con Leche
- This popular event is limited to only 30 Guests. This allows for guests to get the authentic, passionate and intimate experience of the Flamenco and allows for greater social distancing then in previous years.
- Guests will have temperature checked at door. We have three air purifying machines operating in the cave. Guests will arrive in masks and keep them on while coming in and out of cave. Guests are asked to remain at tables, but in the event that they may use restroom or go outside we ask them to wear their masks.
- Tickets may be purchased on this site:
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Miguel Padilla has been a rock musician most of his life, fronting his bands Dora Flood, The Soft Bombs and Michael and The Machines. However, since 2014 he has also played boleros from Mexico and Latin America, which is the music of his family heritage. His love of this music fueled his search for it’s roots which led him to a deep love for Flamenco . He has since become a requested accompanist for the flamenco dancers in Sacramento. Recently, he lived in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain for 16 months and studied under the new guard of flamenco family dynasties, most notably, Juan Manuel Moneo (nephew of “El Torta”) and Pepe del Morao (nephew of “Moraito” and grandson of Manuel Morao).
Bianca Rodriguez began dancing Spanish Classical/Ballet at a young age with teachers Mina Gutierrez, Cristina Greco, and Jose Greco II. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Dance in Flamenco from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Upon studying at UNM she was fortunate enough to perform with Flamenco companies Juan Siddi, Yjastros, Antonio Granjero, and Maria Benitez. She was featured as a soloist in the National Hispanic Center’s production of El Pintor, a theatrical dance production featuring Adriana Maresma Fois.
Bianca toured with Flamenco Vivo in a North Carolina residency where she discovered her passion for teaching children. Under the direction of Carola Zertuche/Theatre Flamenco she worked with legendary singer Juana la del Pipa, Adela Campallo, Pastora Galván, and Carmen Ledezma.
Bianca’s proudest moment is performing with Grammy winner Antonio Rey for his show, Dos Partes de Mi, along with Mara Rey in 2019 as well as dancing in José del Tomates álbum debut Plaza Vieja in 2020, produced by Eddie and Catherine Diaz of SJFS. She has performed at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, Brava Theatre and Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Rodriguez also performed in Madrid at tablao La Cueva de Lola, where she worked with up and coming artists of her generation, Cristina Soler, Juan Debel, and Paz de Manuel. She currently teaches at UC Berkeley, The Beat Performing Arts, and Rise Bodyworks.
Jimmie Kay Ramos began her journey as a dancer in San Antonio, Tx, at the age of 4. She trained in both Spanish Classical dance / Flamenco and Mexican folklorico, eventually joining the professional company of Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio at age 14, becoming the dance master at 18, and teaching the company at 22. She began singing both Mexican standards and Flamenco in support of the this company. She furthered her development in Flamenco and music from Spain while performing in the flamenco trio, Rumba Brava. Upon moving to California she has continued her studies in both dance and cante, with trips to Jerez, Spain for focused study. She currently teaches and performs in the Sacramento area.