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?)