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Vina Otano Rioja Wine Dinner

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    Thu, October 6, 2022 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

L'Auberge Chez François
332 Springvale Road
Great Falls, Virginia 22180
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Cost: $150 excluding tax and gratuity, for a total of $192 per person

Vina Otano is a family winery, whose beginnings go back to 1886 when Grandfather Don Román Montaña became the founder of a series of master craftsmen in wines. The winery is located in Fuenmayor – La Rioja, in the sub-zone of Rioja Alta, a town which is historically known for the high quality and capacity of its wine to age extremely well.

Ervigio Adan, is the export manager for Premium Fincas (including Viña Otano, Rioja), and he will be joined by

a very special guest, Aurelio Cabestrero, one of Robert Parker’s “Wine Personalities of the Year”. Aurelio worked at Madrid’s Cafe de Oriente Restaurant for three years before coming to the U.S. to work as the sommelier for Taberna del Alabardero in Washington D.C. He worked at Taberna del Alabardero for three years and also worked as Sommelier at Marcel’s in Washington D.C. before pursuing his passion to import wines from his native country, Spain.

Chef Jacques has fashioned a tasting menu to best elicit the qualities of these delectable wines with our very special Spanish guests. Tonight’s experience will be served on our beautiful terrace in our 40 x 55 foot tent overlooking our two on-site vegetable gardens and beautiful grounds. See you there! Vive la France et Vive l’Espagne!

Vina Otano Rioja Menu Degustation

Seasonal Chef Jacques’ Canapes

Vina Otano, Rioja Viura 2020

Wild Mushroom “Vol au Vent”

Wild Mixed Mushrooms, Puff Pastry, Herbed Crème Sauce

Vina Otano, Rioja Rosado 2021

Seafood Paella

Carolina Shrimp, Mussels, Scallops, Murray’s Organic Chicken, Saffron Broth

Vina Otano, Rioja Gran Reserva Blanco 2015

Catalonia Slow Braised Creekstone Farms Natural Beef with Spanish Chorizo, Spanish Olives, Yukon Gold Potatoes

Vino Otano, Rioja Gran Reserva 2014

Vina Otano, Rioja Graciano 2009

Classic Creme Caramel

Julius Meinl Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Fine Teas

Event Price: $150 excluding tax and gratuity, for a total of $192 per person.

We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns so all may join the festivities. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com or call 703-759-3800 with special requests. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price. Tickets non-refundable.


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