Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Pour Though Portugal Event" Tonight at Mambu

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 8:39 AM

OK, first can I please start this post by stating that between mÄmbu, MAFIAoZA’s and . . : : t a y s t : : . . . , it's damned hard to follow the AP Stylebook in this town when you're writing about restaurants. Especially if you don't own one. (BTW, props to my favorite editrix, Dana Kopp Franklin for keeping me at least on the nearly straight and narrow on that account)

Anyway, those crazy creative types at mÄmbu have put together a wine dinner tonight that is worthy of notice outside of my regular Wandering Wino column, and not just because I'm a huge fan of Portuguese wines. Apologies for the late notice, but tonight is their "Pour through Portugal" wine dinner starting at 6 p.m.

For just $38 per person (plus tax and tip), you can enjoy a delicious meal along with wonderful Portuguese wines paired by Susanna Loh of Sogrape Vinhos. Here's the menu:

Sparkling white: Gazela Vinho Verde to be poured during arrival with proscuitto, goat cheese tart on herbed crackers with marinated olives

First Course - Callabriga Douro: dark cherry in color that pours like pinot served with traditional "Arroz de Marisco" — seafood stew topped with clams and mussels (a bit like a paella with the creaminess of risotto)

Second Course - Callabriga Dao: deep red in color with good acidity served with roasted garlic-rosemary stuffed leg of lamb over buttered cinnamon gnocchi in lamb jus

Third Course or Dessert - Callabriga Alentejo: intense ripe fruit, full bodied served with densely rich truffle cake with fresh raspberries

Spaces are limited, so I hope they're not already sold out. Call 329-1293 for reservations. Save me a spot.

(Editrix's Note: The AP Stylebook can't help us sort out restaurants' attempts at creative typography. But they sure are adamant about "whiskey" — did I just stir up that controversy again?)

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