Wednesday, Aug. 25
$40 per person
RSVP by calling Marché at 262-1111.
Meanwhile, Grand Cru has a couple of fun events planned during the next couple of weeks. First off is their Tequila Tasting at Tequila's Restaurant.
Saturday, Aug. 28
Tequilas Mexican Restaurant
3736 Annex Ave.
$15 per person
6 Tequilas and a Top Shelf Margarita
If you don't recognize where Annex Avenue is, I'll give you the hint that it's right around the corner from the Strike 'n Spare on Charlotte.
Paquí Silvera Tequila is highly refined, elegant and smooth. This sophisticated aromatic spirit delivers fresh agave, herbaceous, sweet, and floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle, with honey and citrus on the nose, which continues on the palate and has a clean, exceptionally smooth slightly spicy, peppery finish. Served neat, it elicits wonderful aromas and flavors, and it is very versatile as an ingredient in cocktails as well as in culinary recipes. One of the best Silver Tequilas that we have tasted!
Using Blue Weber Agave 8-to-12-years old gives an agave plant more time to mature and develop a sense of terroir and nuance. Spicy and peppery (which come to think of it is just another spice...), Paquí Silvera finishes a touch dry with savory, citrusy ending. Great on its own or mixed in a fine cocktail, Paquí Silvera is meant to be sipped. It would pair nicely with a good cigar.
Grand Cru is hosting the next event in cooperation with Bosco's on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Join them as they taste the Wines of Costa d'Oro and meet the Winemaker Gary Burk.
They'll be serving two Chardonnays and two Pinot Noirs with appetizers 5:30-6:30 pm.
$20 per person
For reservations, call 385-0050.
Horizon Wine and Spirits presents a tasting of the offerings of Esporao Winery along with food pairings at Rumours East in East Nashville on Thursday, Aug. 26 from 5:30-8 p.m. Esporao makes some wonderful wines in Portugal, and they are quite affordable to boot. $20 gets you five wines and five small plates.
1112 Woodland St.
Reservations are recommended, so call 262-5346.
Village Wines wanted you to know about two tastings coming up this week at 360 Bistro. The first one will be next Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. Village will be featuring Bandwagon, Volunteer and The Rule, presented by owner/winemaker Tony Lenordini.
The final event is that amazing Bordeaux tasting that I told you about last week scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m.
It's $15 per person, and 50 percent of that fee goes to benefit l’Ete du Vin and the fight against cancer.
This tasting features a stunning assortment of the finest wines produced in Bordeaux over the last eight vintages. Not only will you have the opportunity to sample an amazing collection of fine Bordeuax, you will be supporting a worthy cause as well. Please make your reservations quickly as space is limited.
2004 Haut Brisson 2004 Lucia
2005 Clos Jaugueyron 2005 Potensac
2006 Anaud Jouan Rouge 2005 Reignac
2006 Reignac 2005 la Croix de Gay
2006 la Croix de Gay 2006 Fleur Cardinale
2006 la Grange de Bessan 2006 Vieux Pourret
2007 Beaulieu Comtes de Tastes 2007 Belle-Vue
2007 Bolaire 2007 Bouscaut la Gargone
2007 Rayne Vigneau 2008 Saintongey Blanc
2008 le Fleur de Pins 2002 Balthus
2002 Cos d'Estournel 2005 Quinault l'Enclos
To hold your spot at either of these dinners, call 383-2102, or visit Village Wines at 2006-B Belcourt Ave. in Hillsboro Village.