Oh, what a night!
Imagine the premier white wine of Spain paired with 16 courses by Chef Jóse Andres in an uber trendy South Beach hotel … then mix in a dash of molecular gastronomy. Magic!
The Bazaar is located on 2 floors in the SLS Hotel — and it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. The decor is gorgeous and much of the art is as whimsical as their molecular tapas and presentations.
I was one of about 30 people invited by the delightful Mariola Varona of Bodegas Martin Codax to a wine pairing dinner in a lovely private room at The Bazaar.
Mariola exhibits such pride in the company’s story and with good reason. Bodegas Martin Codax was formed in 1986 by local winemakers in Galicia and has dedicated itself to promoting the product and culture of the region. The company refers to its Albariño as ‘wine of the sea’ because of the terroir in the northwestern part of Spain and its closeness to the sea.
Of course, I’m partial to Galicia … my regular readers know that it’s the birthplace of my maternal grandparents. But, it’s not just me. Albariño is a very popular wine varietal and Martin Codax is the preferred source.
Can you imagine one wine that was paired to so many courses? No? Well, check this out.
Oh, and one more dessert.
But, the king of the night, was definitely the Albariño!
Thanks Mariola, Martin Codax, José Andres and the team at Hunter Public Relations for another spectacular event.
¡Que viva España! ¡Que viva Bodegas Martin Codax!