Folklore Restaurant – Wine Pairings

Entradas (Appetizers)
Pairing #1

Antipasto – Argentinean white cheese, salami, jamon crudo, olives, and mortadela
Cruzat Cuvée Réserve Extra Brut – 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay this wine boasts pineapple and passion fruit along with a chalky limestone character with great salinity on the finish.
Pairing #2
Provoleta – Argentinean provolone cheese cooked on the grill with olive oil and roasted pepper
2011 Chono Carmenere Reserva, Maipo Valley – Notes of roasted red pepper jump out on the velvety, seductive wine
Pairing #3
Jamon Crudo con Melon – Prosciutto served with Melon
2013 Crios Torrontes, Cafayate, Salta– Floral and showing tropical fruit with nice acidity on the palate
Pairing #4
Empanadas – Argentinean turnovers with choice of beef, chicken, corn, spinach or ham and cheese
2010 Tenuis Pinot Noir, Rio Negro, Patagonia – Bright red fruits presented in old world fashion against savory and spicy notes of cola and tea
Entrees (Main Courses)
Pairing #5
Medio Pollo al Limon – Grilled half chicken, marinated with white wine lemon sauce
2013 Catena Chardonnay, Mendoza – Notes of green apple cider, nice minerality and oaky finish
Pairing #6
Sautéed Salmon with artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes in a buerre blanc with sweet potatoes
2012 Ricardo Santos, Semillon, Mendoza – Wonderfully aromoatic, slightly grassy with notes of melon rind and touch of white pepper on the finish
Pairing #7
Solitario – Center-cut Filet Mignon with Caramelized Onions
2011 La Posta ‘Concina Blend’ Medoza – Blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Syrah is fresh and juicy with notes of leather on the finish
Pairing #8
Costilla de Cordero – Rack of lamb seasoned with fine herbs and white wine
2009 Linage Garsea Crianza, Tempranillo, Ribero del Duero – Rose petals and lavender over  backdrop of rich spices, like cardamom and anise. Velvetly and gamey with classic Spanish funk
Pairing #9
Costeleta – Bone-in Rib-Eye with an olive oil, caper and parsley sauce over mashed potatoes
2013 Santa Julia ‘Organica’ Malbec, Maipu Valley, Mendoza – Bright red fruits and nice acidity
Pairing #10
Bife de Chorizo – Boneless strip steak, grilled, with papa vesuvio and salad
2008 Monte Quieto ‘Quieto Mendoza – Bordeaux-Style blend of Cab Franc, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Vibrant aromas of black cherries and pepper with subtle notes of vanilla and coffee
Pairing #11
El Che – Grilled flank steak with red chimichurri served on a table-top grill with red peppers, asparagus and shiitake mushrooms
2011 Luca ‘LaBorde Double Select’ Syrah, Uco Valley, Mendoza – Full-bodied with lush, dark fruit and strong finish
Pairing #12
El Filet – Range grown filet mignon grilled, topped with red onion wine sauce & served with spinach mashed potatoes
2008 Vina Maquis ‘Lien,’ Colchogua Valley – Blend of Carmenere, Syrah, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot with aromas of mulberry, chocolate, nutmeg and touch of white pepper. Plump and juicy interpretation of Bordeaux-styled blend

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