Old World Wines – Tasting 6/1

Experience wines from Slovenia, Greece, and Hungary!

OLD WORLD WINE TASTING
presented by Old World Vines
 
Open House Event at The French Gourmet
Monday, June 1
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvre while sipping on and learning about
beautiful old world wines from Slovenia, Hungary, and Greece. A night not to be missed!

$25 per person
excluding applicable sales tax and optional gratuity

RSVP to Jodi at jbreslow@thefrenchgourmet.com
or call (858) 488-1725 x300

THE WINES:
Domaine Porto Carras “Melissanthi” – Greece – 50% Assyrtiko, 50% Athiri
Pale yellow color, delicate aromas of lemon, white flesh fruits of peach and nectarine with a touch of mint on the finish. Full bodied with delicate acidity and rich aromatic finish

Erzetič Winery Rebula – Slovenia – 100% Ribolla Gialla
Rebula is the name of the varietal in Slovenia. A pale lemon yellow color with some golden tinges. On the nose, it is subtle but multi-layered with ripe yellow fruits such as pears and apples with a gentle spicy note of cloves. Dry, with light body and crisp acidity, typical of Ribbolla.

Bock Kékfrankos – Hungary – 100% Kékfrankos (aka Bläufrankisch)
A medium bodied dry red wine, garnet in color, with a distinct magenta rim. Fruit forward on the palate with hints of violets and blueberries, gives way to soft minerality and spiciness,
perfectly balanced together.

Chateau Porto Carras – Greece’s version of a Bordeaux blend with Limnio (instead of Petite Verdot), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot.
Limnio has been used in wine production since Ancient Greek times.
This is a full bodied red wine with a deep purple color. Complex aromas dominated by black berried fruits and vanilla. On the palate it is delicate, smooth, and smoky with structure and balance. Rich and long velvety finish.

Kupljen Winery Rumeni Muškat– Slovenia – 100% Muscat
This is a delightfully refreshing frizzante, semi-sweet wine delicious as an aperitif or with dessert. It has a pale lemon yellow hue and aromatic nose of muscatel grapes, white flowers, and roses. On the palate, a slight effervescence in the beginning which softens. Lingering finish.

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Menu:
Hors d’Oeuvre Display
Chicken Curry Puff
Delicate chicken mousse seasoned with a hint of curry, baked in puff pastry

Lamb Meatballs and Saffron Rice

Spanakopita
Phyllo pastry filled with spinach and Feta cheese

Marinated Garlic

Greek-Style Olives and Feta Cheese

Pan Con Tomate

Plum Tomatoes roasted with olive oil and garlic, served on a grilled slice of rosemary olive bread with aioli

Roasted Pepper Hummus

A middle Eastern dip made from a blend of chickpeas, roasted pepper with lemon juice, garlic and olive and sesame oil.Served with pita bread triangles

Pecorino Cheese Pesto with Grilled Ciabatta

Cubes of firm Italian cheese seasoned with a pesto coulis

For Dessert:
Croquembouche Creme Puff

Traditional custard filled puff dipped in crunchy caramel sugar

Bite Size Salted Caramel Brownies

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Wines listed are subject to availability and can change without notice.
We are unable to accept Passport Dining, ITEX, or promotional cards at this event. Thank you for your understanding.

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Author: Jodi Breslow