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Pair and Share Series: New World Cabernet!
Pair and Share Events are intimate dinners where 8-10 members come together with Amy and Keith or other ESB ambassadors as a group to share something: either a certain style of wine, sometimes beer, or a spirit. Each event will have a theme; for example, Favorite California Zinfandels under $40, Regional Brews, or Favorite Sipping Tequilas. Dinners occur every other month. For August, the theme is New World Cabernet Sauvignons that retail for $40-60.
Guests will bring a theme appropriate bottle of wine (1 bottle per couple). A food menu will be determined by ESB and designed to pair with the wine. Guests will provide the name of their wine prior to the event. ESB will then send the proposed menu to the attendees, and each guest will choose a dish to bring. The pairings are suggestions; but if you choose a salad course; then stick with bringing a salad, even if it differs from the proposed menu. ESB will have staff on hand to help plate and serve the dishes. Heating, tossing, broiling? Just bring your instructions and we have it covered! Throughout the evening, each guest will share with the group the story behind the bottle, and enjoy the company of members with similar interests in wine, beer, and spirits. These events not only offer opportunities for members to experience recommendations first hand, but it’s a great way to get to know one another on a personal basis. Our focus is food and beverage, but after all, we are a social club…an Epicurean social club. Registration fee for the dinner covers kitchen assistance, setup/clean up and administration.
Don’t want to cook?
Great! Call up our friends at C’est Cheese, Tino’s or Whole Foods and have them put together a cheese, charcuterie, or apertivo platter; or order a dish from your favorite restaurant.
Coming on your own?
Awesome! Don’t think for a minute that this is just for couples.
Wine? Well… what’s the price range?
We’ll determine this event by event. Typically for wine and spirits we’ll request a range (i.e.Under $40, Between $100-$125, etc.).