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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Wine and food pairing under the stars

Enjoy an educational wine and food pairing event under the stars at Lila Gardens in Coconut Grove. There will be six sommelier selected wines paired with specially prepared dishes made largely from local, seasonal, organic foods grown in and around Lila Gardens. This event is $65 per person, on Saturday, February 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Lila Gardens offers education in organic, sustainable gardening practices in a spectacular urban setting. Share in the harvest as your learn the basics of food and wine pairing, how to make educated choices, save money and increase your overall drinking pleasure.

Get tickest online at paypal.me/lilagardens or use ChasePay to info@swirlwineconsulting.com. Spaces are limited. This event is sponsored by Swirl Wine Consulting to promote education in sustainable practices in food and wine and the programs of the gardens. This is an outdoor event and may be rescheduled in the event of rain.

Topics include:

- Flavor Profiles of Grape Varietals.
- Looking at, Smelling & Tasting Wine. Decanting. Storage.
- Deciphering Wine Labels.
- Relating to Sommeliers & Wine Merchants.
- Pairing wine with food.

Sample seasonal dishes, such as:

    -Sorrel, Onion and Leek Top Crema with “Dirt” (a mixture of nuts, seeds herbs and spices).

    -Seared Sea Scallop in Corn Consommé with Vanilla Salt and Microgreens.

    -Cashew Cheese Stuffed Mushroom with Bacon Jam & Pesto.

    -Fennel, Walnut and Parmesan Pesto of Zak’s Toast.

    -Tarragon & Garlic Roasted Pork Belly on Swiss Chard.

    -Wilted Lacinato Kale Salad with Spiced Roasted Root Vegetables.

    -Banana Canasteel Ice Cream with local Tropical Fruit Compote and Edible Flowers.   

Lila Gardens is located at 3960 Kumquat Avenue. For info: 703-675-7963.

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