Loosen up your limbs and your taste buds because you’ll be emulating the moves of several tango masters while trying some fantastic Argentine wines. Join Winebow from 10:00am to 12:10pm on Friday, August 17th for an intimate Argentine Food & Wine Pairing and live tango.
While Argentina is synonymous with Malbec, many consumers have yet to discover the diversity of Malbecs available from vineyards planted at elevations up to 5,000 feet. Plus, you’ll discover the country’s exceptional wines beyond Malbec, including zippy Torrontes and savory Bonardas. As you probably know, Argentina wines are not only incredible bargains but unbelievably food friendly. Paired with great food and live tango, it will be a bit of Buenos Aires right in Portland.
At the Argentina Food & Wine Pairing, you’ll experience the diversity and versatility of the country’s wines, each paired with delectable small bites while being treated to a sensuous tango show. The dance form has amazing depth and richness… and so do Argentine wines. Winebow will serve up nine wines, including Alma Negra Sparkling Rose with traditional Peruvian ceviche; Catena Chardonnay with mouthwatering corn and cheese empanadas; Renacer Enamore with creamy butternut squash risotto; and Nieto Senetiner Malbec with cumin Ancho chile braised pork belly.
Surprisingly Portland is one of the biggest tango cities in the United States and boasts two of the country’s largest Tango Festivals that draw upwards of 750 participants. Portland attributes its history of tango to the steady stream of world class dancers from all over the world that have come to the city to teach since the early 90s. According to the Oregonian, everyday tango dancers are dancing at local milongas (tango social dances) until midnight, or learning technique from some of 35 tango teachers listed on the community lifeline, portlandtango.com, so it is befitting that the tango show will be put on by local Portland experts who have mastered their art in Argentina.
In Argentine culture, local wine is an integral part of the meal and daily life in general. You’ll understand more, and why, at this exciting and educational Argentine Food & Wine Pairing and may just find yourself in search of one of Portland’s milongas. Don’t miss it!