By Bonnie Walker
Posted on02 October 2013.
Enjoy wines for holiday meals, plus chocolate and cheese at Whole Foods.
Las Canarias, at the Omni La Mansion del Rio, 112 College St., will be hosting a five-course chef's tasting menu Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m.
The wines will be from the Wagner Family of Wine, which includes the famous Caymus Vineyards label from Napa Valley, in addition to Mer Soleil from the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County and Belle Glos in the coastal areas of California.
The menu’s first course features chawanmushi with uni, sturgeon caviar, asparagus, egg and toast – paired with a Belle Glos Pinot Blanc. This will be followed by foie gras torchon with gargouillou of autumn vegetables – paired with a Mer Soleil Unoaked Chardonnay. Third course will offer prime calotte of beef with bone marrow beignets, foraged mushrooms and a green peppercorn sauce – paired with a Belle Glos Pinot Noir “Las Alturas” Vineyard. Fourth course will be a selection of artisan cheeses served with accompaniments – paired with a Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon. Finally, the meal will close with spiced sponge cake featuring cream cheese Bavarian, gingerbread base cake, carrot gelato, cinnamon moelleux and pecan tuile – paired with a Mer Soleil Late Harvest.
Dinner is $85 per person. To make a reservation, guests can call (210) 518-1177.