Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wonderful Wine Pairings

Manresa recently hosted the annual Tomato Modernista Modernista Dinners, and one of the outstanding wine pairings of the evening came from Jeff Bareilles who paired Japanese Taru Sake with Spanish-inspired white gazpacho. Barielles poured a smooth Ichinokura Taru Sake Junmai from the Miyagi-Prefecture, which is aged in cedar barrels. The refreshing Taru Sake, with aromas of Japanese cedar, was paired with David Kinch's "white gazpacho, lemon verbena, eggplant" during the third course. The flavors were a cross-cultural match made in heaven.