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Monday, June 14, 2010

Monthly Wine Dinner at Tango

Monthly Wine Dinner at Tango

Tango Contemporary Cafe's "Third Tuesday at Tango" wine pairing dinner this month will feature wines from the Villa Maria Winery in New Zealand.


Sir George Fistonich.
Photo: courtesy of
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.

Photo: courtesy of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

As a special treat, Villa Maria Winery owner and managing director, Sir George Fistonich, will be available in the restaurant that night offering guests an opportunity to meet and greet this celebrated winemaker.

Villa Maria Winery was founded in 1961 by George Fistonich who, through his dedication to quality, has led Villa Maria to become the New Zealand wine icon it is today.

Passionate from a young age, wine was a central part of his upbringing. “Being Croatian, wine is part of my blood,” says Fistonich. "It’s always been a part of life and I’m pleased to have spent my career pursuing this life-long passion."

Here's a look at chef Goran Streng's wine pairing dinner served that night:

First course

Seared Scallops and Markea Prawns
Seaweed Herb Sauce
Paired with Villa Maria Cellar Select, Riesling

Second course

Cervena Venison Chop
Herb Polenta and Wild Mushrooms in a Pinot Noir Reduction
Paired with Villa Maria Pinot Noir 2008

Third course

Gorgonzola with Rocket Leaves
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Paired with Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Select 2009

Fourth course

Fresh Fruit Pavlova
Paired with Whiskers Blake Classic Tawny

The dinner is available for $43.00 plus tax and gratuity.

Seating is limited and reservations are required (confirmed by credit card). Call 808-593-7288 for reservations or more information.

Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 in Permalink

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