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Wine Speak 'Romantico'

12th Ave Grill and Wine Director Rick Lilley welcome Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo for a tasting of passionate wines from the most celebrated regions in Spain. Begin with the crisp peach and silky mouth feel of an Albarino made in a 17th century palace in Rias Baixas paired with fresh local Kualoa shrimp.  Then taste a Pingus Tempranillo crafted with intensity and richness but less oak than it's cult predecessor, earning it's nickname "the seductive beast" by wine critics.  Finish with a labor of love named for the original wine maker's wife, 'Aurora' expresses it's unique ocean side terroir.  Created with an age old, multi-layered blending, this Manzanilla reflects the finesse and complexity of a century old sherry.

Rick Lilley will be tasting, buying and bottling in Italy, France and California in the month of March so please join us for our last Wine Speaks until his return.  This month we are offering two dates, both with very limited seating!  Tickets are sold on a first come, first sold basis.


Thursday, February 16th, 2017  6:30pm  

&  Thursday, February 23rd, 2017  6:30pm

$95 inclusive          Tickets 808.732.9469
 

Menu

1st
Toasted Fennel dusted Kualoa White Shrimp.
Kolea Farms sunchokes two ways, caramelized carrot butter 

paired with

Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes, Albarino, Rías Baixas, Spain 2015


2nd
Jidori Brick Chicken Breast
rosemary vegetable pasta, B.I. lilikoi-cherry pepper pan sauce

paired with

Dominio de Pingus 'Ψ
PSI' (Tempranillo), Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain 2013

3rd
Pan roasted N.Z. Lamb Chop
Papas bravas, green olives  & Catalan picada sauce

paired with

Descendientes de Jose Palacios 'Villa de Corullón' (Mencía), Bierzo, Spain 2013

4th
Waipoli Greens
First press olive oil, south point sea salt, surfing goat dairy aged cheddar.

paired with

 Bodegas Yuste 'Aurora', Xérès, Jerez-Manzanilla, Spain

                                                                    5th                                                                              Blood Orange Sorbet

Earlier Event: February 16
Wine Speak 'Romantico'
Later Event: February 26
Sunday Supper