Winter Warm Up

January 6, 2010

So to start off the New Year (and the arrival of all this fabulous snow!), we wanted to start things off with a warming touch…

On January 19th, the continuation of the popular Food and Wine Pairing Series at Provisions Market will start with “Winter Warm Up,” a class designed with idea of a fireside meal.

The dishes of both seafood and meats will incorporate winter vegetables with warm spices and rustic sauces. All paired with luscious wines perfect for your winter meal pairings.

MENU:

Winter Salad with Goat Cheese “Fritters” & Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Argyle Brut Sparkling Wine
Oregon

Cajun Jambalaya with Crab Claws
2007 Treana white Rhone blend of Viognier/Marsanne
Central Coast California

Traditional Coq au Vin
2007 JL Chave Crozes-Hermitage
Rhone, France

Lamb and Root Vegetable Masala
2008 Gascon Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina

Mexican Chocolate Pot de Creme
2003 Dr. Parce Rimage Banyuls
France

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
6:30pm to 7:45pm
$30 per guest, all inclusive

Reservations required.
Book online at http://www.provisionsmarket.com
or by calling 314.989.0020

Space is limited and classes do sell out, so don’t hesitate!

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Late Night Gascon Malbec

My concoction of black beans, chorizo, manchego, avocado, mango salsa, crumbled cornbread and queso is making this 2008 Gascon Malbec rather enjoyable…

Rich and smooth yet soft, round tannins highlight this complex red wine. Definitely strong in blackberries, plums, black cherries, and coffee.

A little spice, a little fruit, touch of earth and slight oak.

At a price point of under $15, this is a definite MUST TRY.

While my pairing was a simple dip, this wine could easily stand up to fajitas, lamb, carnitas and more… But I must express my delight with it’s play on the avocado!

Enjoy!

– Posted from my iPhone