A foodie's evening out: wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and jazz
[caption id="attachment_872" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Chilean wines available for tasting"][/caption] I tasted some great Chilean wines (Pinot Noir, Malbec, Carmenere, Cabernet Franc, Luna, a Bordeaux blend). My favorite was a 2009 Malbec reserve barrelled in Hungarian oak. I tasted Carmenere for the first time here and loved the velvety texture of this wine. I learnt that this variety of grape orginated from Bordeaux, France but now Chile is the world’s largest prodiucer of Carmenere.
In addition to the great wines, we also got a taste of some unique Italian delicacies by Piccollo Italia, a restaurant in Ocean county, NJ. Exceutive Chef, Brian Giualtieri was personally handing out beautifully crafted hors d’oeuvres including fois gras, varieties of cheeses and meats topped with exotic quince and fig preserves and truffle infused honey. Jazz music performance by Darla and Rich set the mood for the evening.
[caption id="attachment_873" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Food by Piccollo Italia"][/caption] The winemaking process is listed at here.
The address of the winery is 12 Stults Road #101 Dayton, NJ 08810. Phone: (609) 409-9463.If you can , I would recommend attending their next OPEN HOUSE on April 24, 2012 at 6-8pm. Details are at http://www.thegrapeescape.net/events/20080424-openhouse.aspx