Ventanas del Mar Restaurant dedicates an evening to Pinot Noir

The tightly clustered dark purple pine-cone-shaped bunches of fruit representing a black wine-grape variety known as Pinot Noir, was the subject of discussion around the community table at Ventanas del Mar restaurant just recently as the wine chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France, but also cultivated around the globe in other wine growing countries, starred in the monthly culinary adventure pairing food and wine, by Arion Wine Company.

The culinary artists of Ventanas del Mar Restaurant paired five different Pinot Noirs with delectable food for a much enjoyed evening recently.

The Terrine of Chicken and Veal was paired with Domaine Gérard Neumeyer, Quintessence, Pinot Noir from Alsace France.  The fresh Goat Cheese Salad was accompanied by the Kim Crawford Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand.  The main course of Oriental Tuna with Angel Hair was chased by La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast California. The second main course, Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon was escorted by Bodegas Salentein Pinot Noir Reserve, Uco Valley Mendoza Argentina, and the Cheese & Red Fruits dessert enjoyed the company of Murphy-Goode Pinot Noir California.

Arion Wine Company representative Joost Roben helped put the menu and wines together. Diners around the community table shared tasting notes and learned about the characteristics of each wine growing region, with the emphasis on Pinot Noir often considered hard to grow as it is sensitive to climate changes.

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November 03, 2011
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