Wine Tasting Dinner

Oct 08, 2019



Date: OCTOBER 8, 2019

Time: 7 PM 






Six Courses with Pairings from Grapes of Spain

Discover the future of Spanish wine during this one-night-only special event at Fish by José Andrés. Guests will dine on six courses created by Fish Executive Chef John Heineke to pair with featured wines from Spanish importer Aurelio Cabestrero, owner of Grapes of Spain. Each wine is hand-selected by Aurelio from family winegrowers that focus only on high quality and limited production – and have earned 90 points or more.



Aurelio Cabestrero is originally from Madrid, Spain. He worked at Madrid's Cafe de Oriente Restaurant for three years before coming to the US to work as Sommelier for Taberna del Alabardero in Washington, DC. He worked at Taberna del Alabardero for three years and also worked as Sommelier at Marcel's in Washington, DC before pursuing his passion to import wines from his country, Spain. Aurelio won the Ruinart 1993 prize as the Best Sommelier in Spain, Best young Sommelier in 1994 by Wine and Gastronomic Magazine, and came in second place at the National Sopexa Competition of French Wines and Spirits 1994. He is also founding member of the Madrid Association of Sommeliers.



Amuse Bouche
Beet Cured Salmon Rossette
Salmon roe, blackberry caviar, hibiscus air
paired with 1+1=3, Cygnus Brut Nature Rsva. NV, Cava, 92-IWR

Shaved Surryano Ham
Finca Pascualete, grilled fig, frisée, parker house tuille
paired with 2018 Esencia Divina, Albarino, Rias Baixas, 92-IWR

Josper Roasted Nigerian Tiger Prawn
Fermented Fresno pepper, cilantro street crema, garlic crisp
paired with 2015 Casa la Rad Blanco, Chard., Malvasia, Viura, Rioja, 92-IWR

Pulpito & Pisto
Seared baby octopus, Pisto manchego, egg yolk, sherry vinegar, chive
paired with 2017 Finca Luna Beberide, Mencia, Bierzo, 91-Vinous

Lamb Duo
Herb crusted lamb loin, braised lamb lollipop, autumn squash, white bean & oyster puree, beetroot & celery sauce, glazed carrots
paired with 2012 Vina Otano Gr. Rsva., Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano, Rioja, 92-Vinous

Dark Chocolate & Cherry Infused Cake
Blue cheese ice cream, rye crumble
paired with L/06-07 DG Viticultors Caligo, Chard., S.B., Albarino, Catalonia, 93-IWC