From 6-8pm at the wine store, come try Benoit Gautier Vouvray 2008 ($14), which the NY Times called “balanced and pleasing with spicy citrus flavors” in giving it the same two and a half stars as wines twice the price. What the Times tasting panel described as “more than a touch of sweetness” we find to be just a hint making it the perfect wine to transition from spring to summer. In Mike’s words “definitely a winner at $14” and a marvelously affordable introduction to the Loire Valley’s expression of the Chenin Blanc grape. Laura from the cheese counter will select a cheese to pair.
On Saturday from 2-4 pm at Provisions we’ll sample Naif’s African hot sauces with a demo by Naif herself! Come try 3 traditional hot sauces from North Africa. They are hot but have a great balance of flavor. Great to serve on couscous, rice, meat, fish, vegetables. Sounds like you’ll need the touch of sweetness in that Vouvray to cut the heat!
Finally on Saturday from 5-7 pm you can sample Violette Royale cocktails at the wine store made with Rothman + Winter Creme de Violette.