Tuesday, November 16, 2010

newsy things

I recently received a notice that The Foreign Affair Winery is hosting a tasting with a meal at Divino Wine Studio on November 24th. I LOVE these wines and unfortunately will be out of town that week, but if you are available, here's what's going to be offered - considering the quality of the wines and the delish food at Divino, this is a great deal at $105 including gratuities and tip.

Riesling 2008
Baby arugula topped with prosciutto wrapped pears, Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings, honey lavender vinaigrette

Chardonnay 2008
Oven roasted pumpkin risotto with Taleggio cheese and topped with toasted walnuts

Conspiracy 2008
Deconstructed eggplant ratatouille layered with local goat cheese and fire roasted tomato sauce

Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Beef shortrib & oxtail duo braised in an aromatic tomato and red wine sauce on a bed of seasonal root vegetables

Cabernet Franc 2007
Piatto di Formaggi-An assortment of Italian DOP cheeses, dried fruits, toasted nuts, honey and crostini

Rich Dark Chocolate Tart with red wine poached cranberries and candied fleur de sel pecans

Wednesday, November 24th from 6:30 - 9:30. For information and reservations call 613-221-9760 ext 30 or email: bookings@divinowinestudio.com

In keeping with good Ontario wine:

Last Sunday, at the Ottawa Wine and Food Show, I tried a few sips of Colaneri's Pinot Grigio and Gewürztraminer. This is their first vintage - they've been growing and supplying grapes to winemakers for years - and my first thought was that this is a great start. They don't have any offerings at the LCBO, yet.

And if you're looking for some food to go with that wine:

Marysol, from She Eats Bears has just opened a lovely little café in Hull: 60 rue Bégin. It's across the river, but a short drive and worth the trip. I did have a little nibble the other day and brought home some great frozen pizza dough, but if you are interested in further accolades, I couldn't say it any better than has already been said:

Rachelle Eats Food
Eva's Food World
The Twisted Chef

Now, if we could just get her to start serving wine.

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