**THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT CITY WINERY CHICAGO AT THE RIVERWALK**
City Winery Riverwalk, Preserved States & Ole'/Obrigado present:
A Portuguese Wine & Conserva Dinner featuring special VIP host, Rui Abecassis, founder and owner of Obrigado Imports
Conservas are traditional Portuguese seafood delicacies. Enjoy 4 conserva tapas courses paired with 4 rare Portuguese wines guided by respective industry experts.
The menu will be prepared by Preserved States Founder Andrew Gietzen.
ABOUT PRESERVED STATES
Preserved States imports seafood conservas directly from Spain and Portugal. Ranging from well-known consumer products like mussels, sardines, and razor clams to lesser known products like cockles and baby eels, all conservas are hand-packed using traditional methods. The fish and shellfish are processed hours after being pulled from the sea, preserving the freshness at its peak and showcasing the quality that tinned seafood can attain. Preserved States is dedicated to working with producers that source seafood in a manner that adheres to sustainable fishing practices to ensure a healthy ecosystem and is even traceable down to the boat. The provenance of food is a core tenet of the company, and many of the other ingredients ingredients in the tin (such as tomatoes, peppers, bay leaf, olive oil, etc.) are also locally sourced. Formerly culinary director of Folkart Restaurant Group, Andrew Gietzen began Preserved States in October 2017, after 20 years of working in restaurants throughout Chicago. Gietzen founded Preserved States to seek out products he longed to offer guests but could not readily find available in the U.S. while working alongside chefs Chris Pandel, Curtis Duffy, and Matthias Merges. For more information or wholesale inquiries, visit www.preservedstates.com or Instagram @preservedstates.
ABOUT OLE & OBRIGADO
Ole & Obrigado is an importer of estate wines from Spain and Portugal, with a mission to show off the incredible diversity of all corners of the Iberian Peninsula. Experts in the region, we are committed to showcasing terroir, exceptional winemaking, quality, and collaborating with great partners like Preserved States and City Winery in order to communicate the gastronomy and culture we're so proud to represent.