Every now and again, we get a guest from a faraway land here. Usually they breeze through and have dinner on their way to the Grand Canyon, or Los Angeles, or something that a visitor from Europe would want to investigate (you’d be surprised how many people come to see Death Valley.) But on a slightly rarer occasion, we’ll be graced with the presence of someone not only from someplace exciting, but who brings wine with them and can speak eloquently about the wine, the winery and the whole experience. The last time Lucia Ramos Perez was in town, she was showing us her wines and was about to have a baby. Now she’s a mom, and she’s back with four exceptional wines from Cune, or CVNE (Compañia Vinícola del Norte de España.)
We like the wines so much we made a separate course to go with each one, and dinner will be served on Wednesday, March 18, at 6:30 pm. It’s $75 plus tax and tip, and you’ll get a discount on the wines, and maybe Lucia will show you some baby pictures. We hope you can make it.
CVNE Dinner with Lucia Ramos Perez
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Brandade with honey-poached garlic, smoked pear and toasts.
2016 CVNE Monopole Blanco Seco Clásico, Rioja
Roast leg of lamb with roasted plums, chocolate, and aromatic vegetables. Potatoes and kale.
2017 CVNE “Selección de Fincas” Ribera del Duero
Caramel-glazed pork cheek with dehydrated broccoli florets and dirty rice.
2012 CVNE Rioja Gran Reserva
Mushroom soup with onion petals, duck confit and croutons.
2015 CVNE “Imperial” Rioja Reserva
A little something sweet for dessert
$75 plus tax and tip