From Carlitos Gardel Restaurant:
It has been a long time since our last correspondence, and we've missed you! We hope you've missed us and that you are just as excited about our next upcoming event: A night with Rodrigo Arizu. On Wednesday June 22nd we will be tasting the wines of Vina Alicia, a project headed by the Arizu family, full of tradition as well as innovation.
A few words about the Arizu family.
The Arizu family has been growing grapes in Mendoza for 3 generations, and are largely responsible for propagating and importing more than 50% of the different vinifera species available today in Argentina.
After many, many years of experimentation -different clones of different varieties on different rootstocks in different soils with varying types of trellising and vineyard management and different winemaking methods_ there is simply no one else in the Argentine industry with more knowledge about "the plant" than Alberto Arizu.
Alberto runs the family operations with the help of his wife Alicia and their sons. Alicia and Rodrigo head up the Vina Alicia winery operations, where Rodrigo oversees the winemaking process. Alberto and his eldest son Alberto Junior head up the family's more commercial winery, Luigi Bosca, which we've tasted before. Their other son, Gustavo, manages marleting and international sales for both labels.
On to the Menu
The format will be a four course dinner, as follows:
Endive Salad with Grilled Shrimp
2009 Tiara (white blend)
2008 Paso de Piedra Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Malbec Las Compuertas
Filet of Leg of Lamb
2007 Brote Negro Malbec
2007 Cuarzo Petit Verdot
The cost of dinner is seventy dollars for both food and wine, tax and gratuity not included.
Reservations are required for this event, so please call us at (323) 655-0891.
We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd!
Carlitos Gardel is located at:
7963 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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