Chile is, in my opinion, one of the best-kept secrets of South America. It’s a country rich in both culture and natural beauty, with diverse landscapes, friendly locals, poets, and the wonderful port city of Valparaiso. But Chile is also known for its wine, primarily due to location. The country’s vineyards are perfectly isolated from extreme weather, with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Andes mountains on the other. And they’ve been protected for a long time – people have been growing grapes there since the 1500s, free from any pests or infestations. Chile’s sunny, dry climate also allows for optimal winemaking conditions!
If you can’t get a flight to Chile’s wine country anytime soon, don’t stress. Next week, Caffe Gelato is hosting our own Chilean-inspired Wine Dinner, the second dinner of our Wine Makers series! This dinner has a menu too delectable to miss – pan-seared scallops with caramelized lemon-polenta gnocchi, mizuna and arugula salad with shaved duck prosciutto and pickled cherries, herb roasted beef tenderloin, and tres leches cake. And we’ll have plenty of wine for each course! La Joya Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon are just a few of the highlights. We’ll also feature Chilean guest speaker and wine connoisseur Francisco Espinoza.
The dinner begins at 6:30pm on October 18th and reservations are $69 per person. Please call (302) 533-0201 to reserve your spot or register online at caffegelato.net/special_events/chile-wine-makers-dinner.
We look forward to seeing you next week!