We cordially invite you to join us for a special Winemaker Dinner with Isaac Fernandez, Grapes of Spain and Schneider's Wine Shop on Wednesday, November 2th from 6:30 to 9:30 in the evening at Joselito Casa de Comidas.
Guests will enjoy a Cava reception with welcome hors d'oeuvres from 6:30 - 7 p.m., followed by a five course menu prepared by Chef Sierra exclusively for this event. Each course will be paired with winemaker Isaac Fernandez's illustrious wines. Throughout the dinner, Isaac will explain the wines being served and discuss his philosophy on using indigenous grapes throughout Spain to produce some of the most high quality wines in the world. Please scroll down to view our dinner menu for the evening.
About Isaac Fernandez: Isaac Fernandez began exploring the world of Spanish wines in the late 1970s at Bodegas Mauro, working alongside his uncle, Mariano Garcia - the former winemaker at Vega Sicilia - to produce some of the finest wines in the region. He then transitioned into a successful career of consulting for many prestigious wineries with the goal of being able to produce wines using indigenous grapes throughout Spain. He seeks to respect the identity of each vineyard and to nurture wines that balance power, finesse and purity with the capacity to age. He produces a range of red, white and sparkling wines from six Denominations of Origin, including some of Spain’s most famous regions: Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Cava.
About Grapes of Spain: Grapes of Spain, Inc. was established in November 2001, with its first container landing in the United States in Spring 2002, representing 8 producers. The company imports wines exclusively from Spain and currently represents 36 producers with a portfolio of 90+ wines from all corners of Spain. All of the wines are new to the U.S. market and are from family winegrowers and that focus only on high quality and limited production.
About Schneider's of Capitol Hill: a DC institution since 1949, has been a favorite spot for District residents with a commitment to customer service, selection and low prices. Specializing in fine wine and spirits we carry over 10,000 unique labels. Please contact us today if you need help picking out a special wine, need gifting ideas or would like help determining what type and how much alcohol is needed for a special event. With five full time wine, beer and spirits consultants on staff with over ten years experience we are ready to help.
Wednesady, November 2nd 6:30 pm
$115.00 per person (Taxes and gratuity included)
A WELCOME RECEPTION
Choricitos al vino
Spanish sausage cooked in white wine
Chupito de lentejas estofadas
Stewed lentils soup shot
Michael’s Steak tartar
Steak tartar, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili oil
Biutiful Cava Brut NV ~ D.O. Cava
Endivias rellenas de brandada de Bacalao, pimiento
morron, tapenade olivas verdes
Endive stuffed with codfish brandade, red pepper and green olives tapenade
Egeo Verdejo 2021 ~ D.O. Rueda
Magret de pato marinado en soja, arroz cremoso de setas
Duck breast,soy marinade, mushroom creamy rice
Finca La Mata 2021 ~ D.O. Ribera del Duero
Costilla de ternera braseada, salsa de vino y
cerezas, pure de alcachofas de Jerusalem
Braised short ribs, red wine and cherry sauce, Sunchoke’s puree
Isaac Fernandez Reserva 2015 D.O. Ribera del Duero
Tarta de Quesos: Manchego y cabrales, gel de moras
Manchego and Blue cheesecake, blackberry gelee
Cava Biutiful Rose NV D. O. Cava