Wine & Food Pairing Essentials: A Workshop

September 6, 2012 (Thu) from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Astor Center
399 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10003

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Cost: $129

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Food     Wine     Educational    
Do you panic when handed the wine list? Are you intimidated by the Sommelier? Afraid to even try to pronounce ‘sommelier’? Do you dream of achieving creative wine and food pairings, only to buy the same familiar bottles over and over again?

The techniques of perfect wine and food pairings tend to elude most of us; kept secret by stuffy men in dark suits with purple teeth and spittoons hanging from their necks. The truth is, matching wine and food is easy; they were made for each other! Tonight we’ll take away the intimidation factor to show you exactly how simple wine and food pairing can be. 

Our workshop will take place around the dinner table, so arrive hungry. We’ll pair each dish with one wine that works and one that doesn’t, giving you the skills to go forward and make your own matches with confidence. Using the basic building blocks of weight, intensity, acidity, sweetness, and tannin, we’ll teach you how to choose the perfect wine to accompany any meal, and how to avoid those oh-so-scary wine pairing pitfalls. 

Our menu will include:

Shrimp salad with herbed vinaigrette
Spicy fish cakes with daikon salad
Butter-poached lobster voul-a-vents
Chicken roulade with mushrooms and pancetta
Fettucini Bolognese
Grilled Strip Steaks with black cherry cabernet sauce

A range of wine styles will be poured, each pairing building upon to next to show you exactly what works, what doesn’t, and why.

Please note: the menu for the evening is set. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions please call before purchasing tickets and we will try our best to accommodate your needs.