With Javier Baquero of Grapes of Spain Thursday, September 21, 2017 • 6:00 pm
Join us Thursday, September 21, 2017, as we explore the wines of Spain with Javier Baquero, National Sales Director for importer Grapes of Spain. We will present a six-course dinner prepared by Chef John D’amico, featuring ten wines from Spain.
Grapes of Spain imports wines exclusively from Spain and currently represents 50 producers with a portfolio of 90+ wines from all corners of Spain. Part of their importing strategy is representing winemakers who are young and talented and represent the new face of Spanish winemaking. They craft wines that reflect the true personality, quality, and character of each vineyard, grape and the people who make it. The wines are modern but not international with a balance between fruit and oak, where oak frames fruit flavors.
Named one of Robert Parker’s “Wine Personalities of the Year”
“Aurelio Cabestrero is a serious importer of high-quality Spanish wine who will gain ever increasing recognition as his name becomes better known… there is no question he has a brilliant palate as well as a knack for finding tiny, unheralded estates that are producing high-quality wine.”
Jamón Ibérico & Spanish Olives
A cold meat plate with Jamón Ibérico served with olives & crostini.
Cava Brut “Rosé”, Bodegas U Mes Fan Tres, Cava, Spain, NV
Seared Diver Sea Scallop, Lobster Saffron Risotto
Seared Maine sea scallop served over a lobster saffron risotto, topped with an herb butter sauce.
Egeo, Issac Fernadez Selection, Rueda, Spain, 2016
Cocotte Potted Gulf Shrimp, Smoked Paprika & Garlic Fondue
Gulf shrimp served in a ramekin, filled with Manchego cheese fondue and flavored with garlic and smoked paprika.
Genium Ximenis, Genium Cellar, Priorat, Spain, 2016
Viña Otano, Union de Viticultores Riojanos, Rioja, Spain, 2016
Cocido of Rabbit, Pork and Chorizo, Rabbit & Pork Consommé
A medley of braized rabbit loin, roasted Berkshire pork tenderloin, and chorizo, with leeks, baby carrots, turnips, Yukon gold potatoes, chickpeas and fine egg noodles, topped with a rabbit and pork consommé.
Genium “Celler”, Genium Cellar, Priorat, Spain, 2016
Ribera del Duero, Bodegas Los Astrales, Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2014
San Roman, Bodegas Y Vinedos Maurodos, Toro, Spain, 2015
Cordero, Sauce au Naturel
An oven-roasted lamb chop with an herb crust, served with roasted tomatoes, olives and roasted Piquillo peppers served with a lamb glace de viande.
Syrah “Xi Ipal”, Bodegas Caudalia, Navarra, Spain 2014
Mencia “Art”, Bodegas y Vinedos Luna Beberide, Bierzo, Spain, 2012
A Spanish Cheese Course, Dulce de Leche
A selection of fine Spanish cheeses with Manchego “aged 12 months”, Cabrales Tipo Picon “blue- veined”, Tetilla cheese, served with Dulce de Leche, garnished with dried bananas and apricots.
Caligo L/06-07, DG Viticultors, Catalonia, Spain, NV
$105 per person Tax & Gratuity not included