Friday, January 11, 2013

Bite and Blend: An Argentine Cuisine and Wine Pop-up

On January 29th, I'll have my first pop-up of 2013.  The folks at Blend on Laurel St. in downtown Baton Rouge have graciously opened up their kitchen and bar to me in order to prepare an exciting six-course wine dinner.  Choosing an Argentina theme, all the dishes will be inspired by the South American country, and all the wine will come from there.  For most people, that means beef and Malbec.  Well, you can't go wrong there, so that's what we're doing.  With a twist, of course.  Argentina meets Louisiana for this dinner as local ingredients will be surrounded by Argentine flare.  The wines will feature four fabulous reds and a white, all from the Republic portfolio.  Check the menu below, and make sure to get your tickets quickly through the Eventbrite Page so you don't miss out!

Empanadas: Pork Chorizo with Cilantro Crema and Golden Raisin Beef with Fire Aioli
Vino: Finca Malbec

Picada: Lamb Carpaccio, Duck Prosciutto, Select Cheeses, Olives, Pickled Pears

Locro: Hearty Beef Stew with Gold Potatoes, Yams, Corn, and More
Vino: Aduentus Mediterraneo

Pescador: Cobia, Shrimp, Bay Scallop, and Avocado Ceviche with a Shot of Bloody Mary Gazpacho
Vino: Alamos Torrontes

Vaca: Beef Short Ribs, Chimichurri, Sopa Paraguaya, Grilled Vegetable and Chili Ratatouille
Vino: Alamos Red Blend

Postre: Spiced Flan, Dulce de Leche, Candied Nut Dust, Berry Compote
Vino: Alma Negra Sparkling Malbec

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