On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Barcelona Wine Bar in West Hartford hosts "La Vendimia de Mendoza" beginning at 7:00 pm. As they explain, "During the first weeks of March, the city of Mendoza celebrates the upcoming grape harvest in their largest festival of the year." At Barcelona, enjoy a three-course dinner that homage to this convivial holiday with a traditional Argentine asado paired with several Mendoza wines. The cost per person is $45, not including tax or gratuity.
The menu is as follows:
- Introductory drink of 2011 Viognier, Pie de Palo, Maipu.
- First course: Ensalada (salad of arugula, quinoa, piquillo peppers, with lemon vinaigrette) and Tajarines con Ragu (hand-cut pasta covered with beef & pork ragu, rosemary, and parmigiano), paired with 2011 Bonarda, Familia Mayol, Vista Flores and 2011 Malbec, Earth First, Organically Grown, Lujan de Cuyo.
- Second course: Argentine Asado of rabbit, baby-back ribs, and churrasco with chimichurri de rosario, paired with 2007 Malbec, Roberto Bonfanti, Alpha Gran Reserva, Perdriel and 2007 Cabernet/Malbec, Antucura, Gran Vin, Vista Flores.
- Third course: Deconstructed alfajores, sugar cookies, Dulce de Leche, and chocolate Budino paired with 2008 Malbec, Late Harvest, Susana Balbo, Lujan de Cuyo
You can make reservations through their secure site or by calling 860-218-2100.