Spanish Wine Dinner Menu

Spanish BodegaChef Jamil and Chef Catherine are pleased to release the menu for our Spanish Wine Dinner set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Robert Schafer of Classical Wines of Spain will be hosting this special event as he showcases highly-rated wines from his prized portfolio. Welcome
Passed Hors d’Oeuvres Duck Picadillo Empanada with Romesco Sauce Crispy Oyster Shooter with Yellow Tomato Gazpacho Chorizo & Shrimp Croquette with Smoked Paprika Aioli Cava “Extremarium”, Mont Marcal, ES, NV First Course Pan-Roasted Striped Bass  with Spiced Crawfish Bisque Butternut Squash Risotto Crispy Chorizo, Roasted Baby Carrots & Fava Beans Chardonnay “Barrel Fermented”, Principe de Viana, Navarra, ES Verdejo, Martinsancho, Rueda, ES Second Course Second Course Coriander-Crusted Breast of Duck Braised Pork Belly, Anise Carrot Purée,English Green Peas, Baby Artichoke & Pinos Manchuela Reduction Bobal “Old Vine”, 11 Pinos, Manchuela, ES Red Blend "C", Bodegas Carchelo, Jumilla, ES Third Course

Fennel-Crusted Colorado Rack of Lamb Truffled White Beans, Shiitake Mushroom Ragù, Roasted Parsnips, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Ribera del Duero Demi-Glace 

Tempranillo “Reserva”, Valenciso, Rioja, ES Tempranillo, Condado de Haza, Ribera del Duero, ES Dessert 

Crème Caramel Black Mission Figs & Candied Fennel

Bodegas Toro Albala " Don PX Reserva", Monteilla-Moriles, ES, 1986 
$95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here to register online now, or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 for phone reservations, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Held monthly under candlelight at Michael’s Wine Cellar, Michael’s Wine Dinners are extravagant, multi-course feasts paired with fine wines from around the world. Reservations are required as seating is limited for this special event.    
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Spanish Wine Dinner

Please join us for Michael's first wine dinner of the summer!  Michael's Wine Cellar will host a magnificent Spanish Wine Dinner at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Wine Dinner Round Table FEATURED SPANISH WINES: Welcome Cava “Extremarium”, Mont Marcal, ES, NV First Course Chardonnay “Barrel Fermented”, Principe de Viana, Navarra, ES Verdejo, Martinsancho, Rueda, ES Second Course Bobal “Certified Organic- Old Vine”, 11 Pinos, Manchuela, ES Red Blend "C", Bodegas Carchelo, Jumilla, ES Third Course Tempranillo “Reserva”, Valenciso, Rioja, ES Tempranillo, Condado de Haza, Ribera del Duero, ES Dessert Bodegas Toro Albala " Don PX Reserva", Monteilla-Moriles, ES, 1986 $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here to register online now, or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 for phone reservations, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Held monthly under candlelight at Michael’s Wine Cellar, Michael’s Wine Dinners are extravagant, multi-course feasts paired with fine wines from around the world. Reservations are required as seating is limited for this special event.    
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Wine for the 7th Day of Christmas: Spanish Wines

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Seven Swans a Swimming Six Geese a Laying Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree But wouldn’t it be lovely if your true love also sent a few top Spanish wines? (This Tempranillo was a top seller during the Wine Cellar's Holiday Open House!) winelabel-la-granja-dehesa-castilla-y-leon-es Tempranillo "Dehesa La Granja", Alejandro Fernandez, Castilla y Leon, ES, 2005 Regular Price: $19.95     Special Web Price: $17.95 Everything began in Pesquera de Duero during the 1970s. The 1980s led to the founding of Condado de Haza, a winery surrounded by a 200-hectare vineyard. Dehesa de la Granja, located in Vadillo de la Guareña in the south of the province of Zamora was set up in the 1990s. Finally, La Mancha was conquered by the creation of the El Vínculo winery in the town of Campo de Criptana in the province of Ciudad Real. Alejandro "the Great" stopped selling agriculture machinery and dedicated himself to making wine and selling it around the world. Due to his own efforts, Alejandro Fernández is surely the most popular character in the Spanish wine industry. His is probably the best-known face in the Spanish wine world. Although no qualifications adorn his calling card, he truly deserves his place in Spain's wine aristocracy. His name is Alejandro Fernández. He is of pure Castilian blood, sturdy, very large and as hard as an oak tree. He has as much desire as Alexander the Great —the Macedonian monarch who had to content himself with only dominating half the known world— to conquer the world. Alejandro Fernández has gone that little bit further. At seventy years of age, he confesses that he has taken his wines to all the civilized countries that buy wine. These include more than a hundred countries. In addition, there is always a Pesquera wine in any of the states that make up the United States of America. Nevertheless, the beginnings were not at all easy. They could not be in 1972, when Alejandro decided to get into the world of wine. Spain was then going through an unstable political situation and the 1973 oil crisis was just about to break out. Alejandro was aware of Spain's political situation and that the Spanish countryside was going through a difficult period. He, however, did not have the faintest idea about the latter. winelabel-albarino-legado-del-conde-adegas-morgadio-rias-baixas-es Albarino, Legado del Conde, Rias Baixas, ES, 2011 $15.95 Adegas Morgadio’s 2010 Legado del Conde Albarino offers up a fruity, lemon-accented perfume along with mineral and spice notes. Savory on the palate in a softer style than is the norm, this is a good value in Albarino. - The Wine Advocate, 87 Points
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Spanish Wines

In the summer of 2012, our group explored Spain's La Rioja and Ribera del Duero wine regions to discover new gems...My wife Terri and I have the great pleasure of leading travelers on exclusive wine buying trips throughout some of the world's most exciting food and wine destinations each year. Organized in conjunction with Admiral Travel International and through my personal friends in the wine industry, each Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journey is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In the summer of 2012, our group explored Spain's La Rioja and Ribera del Duero wine regions to discover new gems to bring back to many personal cellars, and great wines I was able to source for our store. Click here to view our latest selections of Spanish wines.  Cheers! Michael Klauber
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Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239