Vine Connections dinner
SIX COURSES OF WINE & FOOD FOR $65.00
Thursday, March 12th, 6:00 PM
Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina
This is a wine dinner looking at some wonderful wines in a very palatable price point (retail $13 to $26). Because we care.
All of the wines are from a wonderful importer called Vine Connections, based in Sausalito, CA. (Off topic: Sausilito has the most amazing sushi restaurant called Sushi Ran where I’m sure you can procure many of the Vince Connections sakes. Such great food there.) Vine Connections specialize in Argentinian wines and Japanese Sake, which someone will have to explain the synergies of to me.
This is one of those dinners that will make you want to become a Mendoza cowboy.
The wines really are spectacular. The food will follow suit, as hopefully it always does.
roasted oysters with chiles, watercress, andouille and lemon sabayon
Mapema Sauvignon Blanc 2008
ceviche of scallops with local radishes
Crios Torrontes 2008
crostinis with crisped goat cheese, roasted lamb leg, fresh mint and salsa rossa
Mendel Malbec 2006
pork confit with pimiento polenta, roasted shallots and maitake mushrooms
Tikal Patriota Bonarda/Malbec 2006
simple grilled prime ribeye with chimichurri
Ben Marco Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
shortbread with housemade dulce de leche
Susanna Balbo Virtuoso Late harvest Malbec