Fort Worth Restaurants - Area Restaurant
Our next Wine & Dine is September 25th and it will be an event you won’t want to miss! This month we are featuring Portuguese food and wine, lovingly prepared by Chef Franson. Let’s talk a little about the food on this menu first, and then we’ll talk a little about the Portuguese wine industry.
The Wine & Dine will be a four-course meal. Meet and Greet will start at 6:30 and dinner will begin at 6:50 sharp. Tickets are $65 per person, plus tasx and gratuity, and ten dollars from each dinner will go to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The meal will begin with Shrimp with saffron garlic butter sauce, and that will be served with Quinta De Romeira Arinto.
Next up will be Codfish Croquette served over linguini pasta topped with smoked paprika pasta. It will be served with Veedha.
Finally the meal will end with Tiramasul, served with Barros Tawny Port.
All for $65? Are we kidding? Nope, we are quite serious, and this is a meal you will not want to miss.
Some of the more famous wines from Portugal are Vinho Verde, Douro, Dao, Bairrada, Alentejo, Colares, Port, and Muscatel. Interestingly, the ports are probably the most famous of the Portuguese wines, but most wines sold are of the white varieties. Wines are produced all over Portugal, but as with any country, the climate and soils play a huge part in determining which grapes can be grown and thus which wines can be produced.
For instance, Bairrada wine is only produced in the Regiao Demarcada da Bairrada region, mainly because of the heavy clay soils in the region. Colares wine is grown near Lisbon because of the sandy soils found there. These wines are in high demand because there is little land in this region that can be used for wine making. Finally, port comes from the city of Porto, and is grown in rich soil and has a unique micro-climate in which the grapes grow.
Remember to mark September 25th on your calendar, and for your convenience you can make your reservations online using our handy online form.
We hope to see you there: great food, great cause, great friends and wonderful wines! That is a recipe for success!