Argentine Wine Dinner at The National, 3/3/10

Less is More…   It seems like everyone is talking about Argentina these days, and for good reason.  The vineyards down south are producing great wines at a great price.  Although mostly known for their inky-red Malbecs, Argentina’s whites just might be the next sleeper hit.

Argentine Wine Dinner

Wednesday, March 3rd, 6:30 pm

6 wines/6 courses, $55 per person

sparkling to begin:

Pascual Toso Brut NV (100% chardonnay)Torrontes 2008


1. avocado salad with crab, shrimp, and scallops with citrus vinaigrette
Pascual Toso Torrontes 2008

2. butternut squash flan with arugula-almond-parmesan salad
Pascual Toso Chardonnay 2008

3. grilled spicy Italian sausage with braised heirloom beans and grilled peppers
Pascual Toso Malbec 2008

4. traditional baked beef empanadas with salsa golf
Pascual Toso Reserve Malbec 2007

5. matahambre: stuffed flank steak with red chimichurri
Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2007

6. shortbread cookie sandwiches with dulce de leche