Can you drink red wine with fish? We all know wine enhances the flavor of our food but understanding how to unite the two in a complimentary pairing can seem confusing and intimidating. What do “oaky,” “earthy” and “buttery” really mean, and what do these wines match best with? When confronted with a menu full of unfamiliar bottles, how do you choose the best pairing for a dish? Master Sommelier Alpana Singh will take the guesswork out of the process during this tasting and lecture so you'll have the tricks of the trade to create dynamic pairings of your own. You'll learn how to deal with tricky pairings like spicy foods and ethnic fare as well the basics of why red wine and meat work so well together. This is a fun and delicious seminar which closely examines the complex and fascinating relationship between wine and food.
$10 of every ticket sold goes directly to the Hillside Food Pantry, a member of the Greater Chicago Food Depository located in Northwest Evanston. They've grown from a handful of volunteers serving a few dozen patrons to a team of over 90 volunteers serving over 1,500 people each time their doors are opened.