This week's theme was "Ed's favorite wines that don't sell" - Ian Bishop was our wine expert:
Itsas Mendi, Txakoli '06 - Spain, Bizkaiko Txakolina paired w/
boquerones, braised cardoon, almond, mint
Luretta Boccadirosa, Malvasia '07 - Italy, Colli Piacentini paired w/
red curry steamed black mussels
Dow Vale do Bomfim, Douro '06 - Portugal, Douro Valley paired w/
grilled red veal paillard, chimmichurri
Tenuta le Querce "Il Viola", Aglianico '04 - Italy, Basilicata paired w/
kulana tri-tip spiedini, pine nut-raisin salsa, baby arugula
My favorite pairing was the last, the Aglianico's fruity earthiness went perfectly with the tri-tip's organic grassiness, the spicy arugula and the sweetness of the raisins - delicious.
It is the magic of a great marriage of wine and food that is ambrosia in the mouth....WOW!
The evening was really nice because I got to catch up with the gang from "Downtown".