The folks from Beaujolais came to Portland to make a point. They brought their wines, worked with the Chef at Salty’s On The Columbia, and proved their point beyond any doubt: Beaujolais is the food-friendliest and most accommodating wine there is.
Inter-Beaujolais, the marketing body of Beaujolais wine, created a multiple-city Beaujolais food fest tour along the west coast to remind people how utterly versatile Beaujolais can be. At Hakkusan Beverly Hills they had an exotic Chinese connection that dazzled the mind and fascinated the palate. At Puesta del Sol in San Pedro, CA, it was an audacious pairing of Mexican flavors with Beaujolais that captured the imagination. During their stop in Portland, they featured the seafood and shellfish delights of the Pacific Northwest with the endlessly versatile and charming Beaujolais.
In Portland, Anthony Collet, Head of Marketing and Communications for Inter-Beaujolais, consulted with the chef and sommelier at Salty’s On the Columbia for a sumptuous feast of seafood and Beaujolais.
Enjoy the accompanying photos by Katie Acheff. Katie also has a wonderful blog with even more beautiful photos and her own take on the evening.