In September of 2012, Freddy Matson of Vineyard Brands hosted a trip to Argentina and Chile for a group of "Wine Guys" and me to visit wineries and meet the winemakers.
It was an amazing experience and we are delighted to be offering some of the wines we tasted for our upcoming Forks & Corks wine dinner.
We are also pouring some excellent wines from Spain, so it will be quite interesting to compare styles and tastes. We've planned a fabulous five-course menu to complement these magnificent wines!
Call 941-366-8111 today to make your reservations for this unforgettable winemaker dinner.
The full menu is below:
Location: The Bijou Cafe, 1287 First St., Sarasota
Date: Friday, January 2
6:30 pm Reception
7:00 om Sit down for Dinner
Price: $85.00 per person (plus tax and gratuity)
2013 Forks & Corks
Winemaker Dinner Menu
Featuring the wines of Chile and Spain
Smoked salmon devilled eggs
Shrimp Ceviche Shooters
Goat cheese rounds with tomato marmalade
2011 Cono Sur Viognier, Colchagau, Chile
2011 Marques de Caceres, Rioja Rose, Spain
Scallop a la Plancha
Served atop creamy white bean puree, chorizo
2011 Marques de Caceres, "Deusa Nai" Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain
Marinated Oysters on half shell
With fresh Key lime and cilantro
2011 Cono Sur, Organic Sauvignon Blanc,
Oven Roasted Chilean Sea Bass
Cumin scented glaze, avocado cream, roasted corn
2008 Cono Sur, "Vision" Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley, Chile
Pisco Sour lemon sorbet palate cleanser
Grilled Tenderloin of Beef
Fresh herb chimichuri sauce,
roast garlic rosemary potato
2005 Marques de Caceres, Reserva Rioja, Spain
2010 Cono Sur, "Vision", Pinot Noir, Colhagua Valley, Chile
Lavender scented poached pear on puff pastry
2011 Marques de Caceres, Satinela
For more information about the "Fresh Originals" and the Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival, click here.