Friday, March 09, 2012 12:11 PM
Taste the Wines of Chile in Puerto Morelos
Tonight in Puerto Morelos, Casa Caribe and Tulipanes will present their last wine tasting event for the season featuring a selection of Chilean wines. The Vines will once again be providing us the opportunity of tasting a selection of wines from Quintay of the Maipo Valley Chile where the renowned Casablanca and Leyda sub-growing regions are situated. Guests will be tasting a nice selection of their wines including their Carmenere - Chile’s own signature grape.
This red varietal disappeared from European vineyards in the mid-19th century and reappeared among Chile’s Merlot vines a hundred years later. Today over 8800 hectares of Carmenere are planted in vineyards all across Chile. The deepest, darkest, purplest of all red grapes. Enjoy it with red meats and corn-based dishes, such as Chile’s favorite pastel de choclo (corn and meat pie), or take advantage of its natural fruity-spiciness and serve it up with Indian curry or a Mexican mole.
Chef Pablo Espinosa from The Little Mexican Cooking School will be serving appetizers: brown mushrooms with stewed tomatoes, olives and cloves and a cilantro chimmichurri; tuna tartare with avocado salad and chipotle dressing and sea scallops with corn cream sauce and green bell peppers.
Please call for reservations at 998 251-8060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.