Date
November 25, 2021

Location
Bar Isabel
​797 College Street
Toronto, ON M6G 1C

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Rioja Wine Dinner

Thursday, November 25th, 2021 - Reception Starts: 6:00pm | Dinner Starts: 6:45pm

LOPEZ DE HEREDIA | AKUTAIN | LA RIOJA ALTA | LOPEZ DE HARO TASTING + 5 COURSE DINNER AT BAR ISABEL, TORONTO – GENERAL ADMISSION (THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25)

SPACE IS LIMITED: 50 Seats (total)

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With fall taking hold and the leaves quickly changing colour, we are thrilled to announce our next wine dinner, pairing the greatest wines of Rioja with Toronto’s greatest Spanish restaurant.

Spain, and Rioja is where my story in wine starts, and where my heart still remains. Years after living in Zaragoza (not too far from Rioja), I became the sommelier at Patria Restaurant in downtown Toronto and sought to expose Ontario to the surging wine renaissance that has become a full-blown Golden Age. I will be pouring you some of the rarest and most sought after wines, having worked tirelessly with the entire team at Bar Isabel to pair each dish to each wine and I promise that the results will speak for themselves.

We will begin with a tasting and pairing of what I believe represent some of the greatest white & rose wines made on planet earth. Lopez de Heredia is a winery in which very little has changed since their founding over 150 years ago, and their whites and roses are some of the most iconic and sought after in our entire portfolio. For reds I have selected a trio of wines that I think represent the past, present and future of traditionally made Rioja.

Bar Isabel, known for its Spanish-inspired menu and charming Barcelona taverna atmosphere is a regular fixture on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list and the recent recipient of the prestigious Wine Spectator’s 2019 Award of Excellence. The Little Italy restaurant offers a cozy old-world vibe with Spanish sharing plates, creative cocktails and a quality curated wine list.

We reserved the entire restaurant for this exclusive event. With only 50 seats available, reserve yours now!

Reception:

– Jamon Iberico carved in the dining room.
– Olives, Marcone Almonds, Bread and Olive Oil.
– Cava

Course 1:

– Esquiexada de Bacalhao (Salt Cod “Esquiexada)
– Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Blanco 2009
– Lopez de Heredia Vina Gravonia Crianza Blanco 2012

Course 2:

– Grilled Octopus estilo “Isabel”
– Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva Rosado 2010

Course 3:

– Morcilla con Piquillos
– Akutain Gran Reserva 2004

Course 4:

– Braised Veal Cheeks ‘A La Riojana’ and Accompaniments (Grilled Mushrooms, Seasonal Veg & Romesco)
– La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2014
– Lopez de Haro Gran Reserva Grandes Anadas 2001

Course 5: (Sweet)

– Basque Cake & Sherry Cream
– Lustau East India Solera Sherry

When:

Thursday, November 25th, 2021 – Reception Starts: 6:00pm | Dinner Starts: 6:45pm

Venue:

Bar Isabel
​797 College Street
Toronto, ON M6G 1C

The price of tickets includes tax and gratuity, a tutored tasting with Sommelier Samuel Fritz-Tate + dinner. Refunds will only be accepted within 7 days from the date of ticket purchase.

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