Thursday October 25th
6.45pm Reception 7pm Dinner
South American Wine Dinner Thursday October 25th 2018
Greetings from Cobalt Grille,
This month we venture to South America! Some awesome regions with delicious fine wines.
South America wine and winemaking has a longer history than anywhere else in the New World. In the mid 1500’s, Jesuit missionaries brought viticulture to South America. This introduction began in Chile and spread to Argentina. As well as these two countries, there is also wine produced in Brazil, Peru and small quantities in Uruguay.
Argentina Wine – Argentina is one of the world’s largest wine-producing countries. The Climate of Argentina is similar to the Andes and it is this similarity that supports the Argentinean wine industry. One of the vital aspects to growing quality wine grapes here is altitude, with vineyards planted at 2,000 and 3,000 feet to take advantage of the cooler temperatures. Argentine wines are made from grapes such as traditional Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and also varieties like Tempranillo, Bonarda, Barbera, Torrontés and Malbec.
Chile Wine – Chile has a wonderful climate for growing healthy wine grapes. Located, west of the Andes, Chile’s climate varies from the heat of the arid, rocky, mountainous desert to the north and the icy, cold, Antarctic expanse in the south. Viticulture has been established in Chile for centuries. Many of the wine grapes that were believed to be Merlot have recently been determined to be Carmenère, which is a scarcely planted variety of Bordeaux.
Please join Chef Alvin Williams, Sommelier Arden Allen and Tal Ambrose of Guarachi Wine Partners for this stunning 6 course Food & Wine Pairing.
First Course– Pan seared Scallops with Melon Salad, Lemon thyme vinaigrette.
Santa Ema, Valle del Maipo Sauvignon Blanc Select Terroir ‘17
Second Course- Crab & Corn Cake with Cobalt Pickled Peppers and Adobo aioli.
Bodega Norton “1895” Mendoza Chardonnay ‘16
Third Course– Dry rubbed roasted Quail, Bing Cherry slaw, black truffle oil, white rose balsamic.
Montes Limited Selection Casablanca Pinot Noir ‘15
Fourth Course- Turkey & Chorizo White Bean Chili
Santa Ema Valle del Maipo Merlot Reserva ‘15
Main Course- Grilled Marinated Flank Steak, grilled red onions, Mushroom Mojo,
Roasted Peruvian potatoes, Horseradish Demi
Santa Ema Select Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon ‘16
Dessert- Latin Spiced Poached Pear with Coconut Ice Cream & Chocolate shavings
When- Thursday October 25th 6.45pm Reception 7pm Dinner
Where- CBG Hilltop, 19th year and still growing……
Why- Because you know how much we love ya!
$75 per person, tax & gratuity not included.
Please reserve early to avoid disappointment 757-333-3334