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Carmel Cafe Hosting Special November Wine Dinner

A wide selection of French and Californian wines will be featured.

This in from Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar....

Carmel Café & Wine Bar’s is taking a note from history in its November wine
dinners showcase event.

In honor of the famous 1976 Taste of Paris, which inspired the movie “Bottle Shock.” Guided by a certified sommelier, diners will blind taste and score three Chardonnays and three Cabernet Sauvignons from the storied vineyards that participated in the original Taste of Paris that changed wine in America forever.

The event takes place on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. at all Carmel
Café locations. Carmel Cafe is located in Carrollwood at 14306 N. Dale Mabry Highway. The dinner costs $69.95 per person and reservations are required. Raffles will offer Carmel Café gift cards and copies of the DVD “Bottle Shock.”

Carmel Café Executive Chef Steve Cook will complement these wines with the
restaurant’s Mod Med cuisine.

Au Debut
Champagne
Let the blind tasting begin – French or American?

Carmel Pairing:
Small Plate: Caviar with housemade Blini

Blanc:
Chateau Montelena Chardonnay
(vineyard won the white category at the 1976 tasting)

Olivier Leflaive Les Setillrs
(famed Domaine Leflaive was an original participant in 1976 tasting)

Mer Soliel Silver Chardonnay
(from the storied house of Caymus Vineyards of Chuck Wagner)

Carmel Pairing:
Salad: Crispy Goat Cheese, Arugula, Green Apples, Vinaigrette
Small Plate: Cedar Plank Hog fish, Artichoke & Pepper Taponata

Rouge:
Stag’s Leap Cellars Artemis Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Heitz Vineyards Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
(Heitz, an original particant, won the Red’s category at the 1976 tasting)

Clarendelle Bordeaux Rouge Bordeaux
(from world renowned owners of Chat´å¨x Haut-Brion)

Carmel Pairing:
Small Plate: Short Rib “Rossimi” Yukon Potato Gratin
Sweet: Signature Truffle
Ginger, Chili, Sicilian Sea Salt

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