Hello, Feastlings. We usually relegate our wine tastings to the last Sunday of the month, and once in a while, a winemaker or an importer trots through Tucson and we’re lucky enough to pick that person’s brain in the fleeting moments they’re here in town. We usually aim for a Tuesday or a Wednesday, since weekends are busy and Thursdays Megan and I have been tasting wine all day, and, even spitting, we’re a bit loopy by the evening. So Thursday, November 8 should prove at the very least to be entertaining. We’re graced with Josefa Concannon of Louis/Dressner, an importer we so admire that one or both of us has been known to fly to New York or Los Angeles to attend their portfolio tasting. Fortunately for us, Josefa is bringing the tasting to us next Thursday, and we’re so tickled we’re making food to go with each of the six wines she’s bringing. It’s bigger than a tasting- our pours will be twice the size of a normal Last Sunday tasting- but smaller than a dinner- each course will be somewhere between the size of an amuse-bouche and a full-sized course. So it’s less pricey than our dinners and pricier than a tasting, but at $70 plus tax and tip, it’s scarcely more than a ten-spot for each course, and you’ll get wine, knowledge, food and camaraderie. Not a bad investment, especially in times where camaraderie is hard to come by. If you’d like to join us, you’ll need to call- web and email reservations won’t hold you a spot at this event. And in case you have yet to memorize our phone number, it’s 326-9363. We hope you can make it.
The menu looks like this:
Thursday, November 8, 2018 6:30 pm
Shrimp and grapefruit salpicón with Feast garden chives on toasted brioche.
2017 Hervé Villemade Vin de France Blanc (Sauvignon,) Val de Loire
Prince Edward Island black mussels with potatoes, cannellini beans and gremolata.
2017 Domaine de Majas Blanc, Côtes Catalanes
Spoonbread and seared Phoenix mushrooms with strawberry reduction and Prosciutto.
2016 Domaine du Possible “Tout bu, or not tout bu” (Grenache/Mourvedre,) Vin de France (Roussillon)
White pizza with bay leaf, white pepper and dried cranberries.
2016 Tamí Nero d’Avola, Terre Siciliane
Pumpkin raviolo with duck, radicchio and arugula.
2011 La Stoppa “Macchiona” (Barbera/Bonarda,) Emelia IGT
Pappardelle with tomato-pork ragú and house-made sanguinaccio.
2015 Foradori Teroldego, Vigneti delle Domomiti IGT
Some little sweet thing for dessert.