As a rule of thumb, I surround myself with nice people. I like it better when these nice people become friends and love to eat and cook, just like me. Sunday night my man and I headed out to an evening of eating a tasting menu inspired by Nestle hosted by Latino Foodie blog. Pamela of LatinaWineBlogger provided pairing wines…. Oh what a wonderful evening we had…..
First Flight- Beef Sliders seasoned with Maggi seasoning with caramelized onions, stuffed with bleu cheese & bacon, dressed in a creamy jalapeno cilantro sauce. Served with garlic hasselback potatoes. Wine pairing: 2009 Aspaldi Rioja Cosecha. Rioja, Spain
Second Flight- Three cheese baked peruvian tallarin verde made with Carnation evaporated milk and Nestle’s Media crema. Wine Pairing: 2010 Pisano Torrontes Rio de Los Pajaros. Progreso, Uruguay
Third Flight- Sinfully spicy and nutty Abuelita Chocolate Chicken Mole Taco. Wine Pairing: 2008 Flichman Malbec Tupungato. Mendoza, Argentina
Fourth Flight- Chile Verde seasoned with Maggi seasoning and stuffed into a pasilla pepper covered in a sweet cream (La Lechera) of corn sauce. Wine Pairing: 2o1o Chateau Los Boldos Chardonnay Cuvee Tradition. Rapel Valley, Chile
Fifth Flight- Red Hot Velvet Cake. Wine Pairing: Sant Orsola Brachetto d Acqui, Italy
All photos taken by: Mando Lopez
And many chocolate snacks…. sooooo yummy. If your mind is racing wondering how you are going to get your hands around some RED HOT VELVET CAKE…. Just click HERE and it will take you straight to Latino Foodie recipe.
A few pictures from the evening: