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On The Divinity of Riesling

January 23, 2019

Wine Dinner with Johannes Selbach and Andreas Spreitzer at Hoffman Haus

We were thrilled that our first wine dinner of 2019 featured a legendary line up of Rieslings from two unique estates who both can trace their winemaking heritage back to the 1600s. Guiding us through our study on the divinity of Riesling were Johannes Selbach, Estate Winemaker and Director of Selbach-Oster, and Andreas Spreitzer, Winemaker of Wiengut Spreitzer. To showcase the nuance and vibrant versatility of “The Noble Grape”, La Bergerie Culinary Director Julia Poplawsky created a menu inspired by the flavors of interior Mexican cuisine.

Amuse

Street Corn Empanada

First Course

Caesar Salad

roasted romaine, avocado caesar dressing, aged cotija

Second Course

Sopa de Fideo

fideo pasta, ancho infused chicken broth, blistered tomatoes

Third Course

Street Tacos

braised dewberry hill chicken, pipián rojo, cilantro crema, pickled red onion, barton springs mill blue corn and sonora flour tortilla

Fourth Course

Chile en Nogada

poblano pepper, pork cheek, house ground pork shoulder, sweet potato, savory pecan cream sauce, pomegranate seeds

Fifth Course

Cajeta Cheescake