Aug 10, 2010

Cousiño Macul Food and Wine Pairing Dinner

Wednesday September 1st at 6:30pm
Cousiño Macul 5 Course / 6 Food and Wine Pairing Dinner
Location: Amuze at the FAC
$75 per person
Please call Amuze at (719) 477-4377 for reservations (Seating is limited to 50)

This wine and food pairing dinner features five wines from the Cousiño Macul vineyards in Chile with a sixth wine incorporated into dessert. Each wine was tasted by Executive Chef Bill Sherman and Sommelier Jessica Roma, then the menu was designed with individual courses to complement and highlight the characteristics of each wine. Chef Bill, Sommelier Jessica, as well as Vintner Representative Eduardo Hildalgo will be present to discuss menu and wines.

Cousino Macul production is limited to around 250,000 cases per year, of which approximately 70% is exported. Reserve wines are made only with estate grown grapes, which are also estate vinted and bottled.

Course 1 (Amuse Bouche / First Bite)
2009 Sauvignon Gris
Red Snapper Parfait with Olive Oil Poached Ruby Red Grapefruit

Course 2
2008 Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay
Spiny Lobster with Charred Pineapple Crispy Risotto

Course 3
2008 Merlot
Duck Confit with Roasted Fennel

Course 4

2007 Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Finis Terrae 60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Merlot
(Side by side wine tasting)
Cabernet Braised Short Rib with Cola Coffee Mustard Sauce and Celeriac Puree

Course 5
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Cherry Ice Cream