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The Spanish Wine Dinner of the Year
What: Spanish wine dinner featuring 9 dishes and 6 wines
Who: Gerry Dawes, one of the top experts on Spanish wine, food, and travel
Where: Rio Mar Restaurant, 800 South Peters Street
Date: Thursday, September 16th
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $125 per person (inclusive of wines, tax, and tip)
Reservations: 525-3474 (credit card required)

Vintage Orleans is proud to premier its inaugural wine dinner at Rio Mar Restaurant on Thursday, September 16th at 7:00pm. Hosting this

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extraordinary event will be none other than Gerry Dawes, the award winning writer and travel guide on Spanish gastronomy, wine, and culture. Affectionately known as "Mr. Spain," Gerry has over 30 years of experience wandering the back roads of Spain, discovering fantastic, little known wineries and exploring Spanish cuisine from inconspicuous tapas bars to the work of Ferran Adria at El Bulli. Gerry has been awarded numerous accolades for his work, including Spain's prestigious Premio Nacional de Gastronomía (National Gastronomy Award) in 2003.

Your friends at Vintage Orleans have been working hand in hand with Gerry and Chef Adolfo Garcia to organize the once in a lifetime event. As fortune may have it, Gerry happened to be flying from New York to New Mexico this month for the Santa Fe Wine Chile Fiesta. Because of the prospect of this amazing opportunity, Gerry decided to make a slight detour to New Orleans on his way to Santa Fe. After a 30 year hiatus from his last visit to New Orleans, he is honored and thrilled to return to the Crescent City.

Gerry has worked diligently with his favorite importers and local distributors in hand selecting the wine list for the dinner, which will include vintages and varietals not often seen on local menus. While Gerry has focused on filling the glasses, Chef Adolfo and Chef de Cuisine Miles Prescott have designed a special menu to match the wines. The menu will feature Spanish regional dishes that would typically require crossing the Atlantic to taste. Before dinner and in between courses, Gerry will offer tasting notes on the wine and entertain us with tales of his visits to the various wineries and regions throughout Spain.

The cost of the dinner is $125 inclusive of food, wines, tax, and tip. Reservations are necessary, and seating is limited to 60 people. Call 525-3474 to reserve your seat today, as this dinner is sure to sell out quickly.