Dinner with Achaval-Ferrer
I was invited to attend this dinner as a part of the DC International Food & Wine Festival as a wine blogger. YAY ME!!! I tasted the Achaval-Ferrer wines a few nights before at the Somm Showdown and was thoroughly impressed, so I was very excited to see how they paired with food.
In an effort to not have you salivate at the screen, I’ll just give you the highlights of the menu. My love for Torrontes only increased when it was paired with the Seafood Ceviche. Odd pairing of the night was the salad with beets and goat cheese paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon. It worked!! My fav wine of the night with the Finca Mirador. OMG…smooth as silk with dark berry fruits, spice and hints of oak. As with Argentine wines, a bit of minerality on the finish. Amazing with beef and red meats. I do wish that I could have talked to the host of the dinner for a few minutes after the event. Unfortunately he had to run off in order to catch his train back to NY. There was a huge storm brewing, several inches of snow were expected for his area. So, not mad at him at all for checking out a bit early.
There was a small after party for the Festival after the dinner. Of course I went! MORE WINE!! And even bumped into a few of my fav wine people from The Grapevine Wine Club and Washington Wine Academy. This event was a huge success and exposed a lot of people to some wines they wouldn’t normally taste.