I pretty much raved about the kickoff to Scott Evans' Summer Somm Series— it featured wines from Santa Giustina and the pairings were stellar start to finish.
So that success makes me even more excited for the next wine dinner which will feature Quinta do Romeu–especially since I know little to nothing about Portugese wines.Here's what I do know: The Menéres family has been producing Port and DOC Douro wines, grown on 60 acres of shale soil land
on its estate, since 1874. And viticulture on Quinta do Romeu has been organic since 1997.
Joao Meneres, winemaker for Quinta do Romeu, will be on hand, as well as Brad Jensen from Bon Vivant, which imports the wine.
These are the deets:
Details: Sunday May 18th, 2014
Price: $35 food, $30 wine + tax, + 20% gratuity
And here's the menu:
Esparragos + Jamon Serrano wrapped aspargus, citrus confit
Font I Jordana, Cava + Penedes (3oz)
Ajo Blanco + almond and garlic chilled soup, grapes, snap peas
Quinto do Romeu, Rosado 2012 + Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cão, Douro, Portugal (3oz)
Calcot’s + tempura Spring onions, romesco sauce
Quinto do Romeu, Moinho do Gato 2011 + Tinto Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Douro,
Salmón + wood grilled Wild Salmon, mole rojo, peanuts jicama, cilantro, pickled red onion slaw, creme fraiche
Quinto do Romeu, Tinto 2010+ Touriga Nacional ++, Douro, Portugal (3oz)
Pato + wood grilled ducketta, patatas bravas
Quinto do Romeu, Reserva 2010 + Touriga Nacional, Souzão, Touriga Franca, Douro, Portugal (3oz)