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A Food and Wine Festival to Support SHARE

Oct 12, 2012
A Food and Wine Festival to Support SHARE
Female chefs and celebs join forces for a cause

shareMany of New York’s top female chefs came out [this September] to create a spread that would wow any foodie, and it was all for a good cause. “A Second Helping of Life” benefits SHARE, which aids women with breast or ovarian cancer.

Those lucky enough to nab a ticket were served by chefs and celebs like actress Blair Brown and former Housewife Alex McCord. There were many wine sponsors as well.

We asked a few chefs for some wine pairings based on foods that are sometimes tough to pair.

Dos Caminos’ kitchen whipped up some great guacamole served with autumn fruits and chips, and had some really interesting wine picks to go along with it.
Suggested Pairing: Something flexible like tempranillo . If you fancy white with your guac, they said a pinot gris would work well.

The folks at Amy’s Bread were serving Walnut Raisin Bread Sticks.
Suggested Pairing: Sherry

Abigail Kirsch Events served some spicy margaritas and beer with their offerings, but if you find yourself enjoying smoky sausage (they served a smoky sausage pretzel dog), the AK chefs say you want to go aromatic and even possibly slightly sweet.
Suggested Pairing: riesling or gewurztraminer.

There were many great wines being served throughout the evening, too numerous to list, however there were a couple of standouts we enjoyed:

MICHEL TORINO “Don David” Malbec 2011 (Cafayate Valley, Argentina) $16
This purpled hued red was rich with plum and cherry flavors and just a hint of spice. Find it here.

HUNAWIHR CALIXETE Cremant Blanc non-vintage (Alsace, France) $23
This affordable sparkling is a great alternative to its cousins from Champagne. Find it here.

Which food do you find most difficult to pair wine with? Tell us below.


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