Our friends at the Wine Country wine store will be hosting another special dinner here at Delius on Saturday June 14th. This dinner will be showcasing Madeira fortified wines (as well as two red table wines from the Douro Valley inPortugal).
Madeira has wonderful food pairing qualities and we feel the menu below will do a great job of showcasing these under-appreciated Portuguese wines. The truth is, our founding fathers virtually built this country with the help of Madeira. Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and Adams were all known to enjoy it. The combination of its durability over the long ocean voyage and the fact that indigenous Americangrapes were not suited for wine making, made Madeira wine incredibly popular during the 17th and 18th centuries in America.
Fig, Pistachio and Orange Zest Crusted Halibut, Sercial Bur Blanc, Rainbow Carrots
5 Year Old Blandy’s Sercial Madeira
Duck Consumme with Caramelized Onions and Beach Mushrooms
5 Year Old Blandy’s Verdelho Madeira
Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs, Portobella Mushroom Risotto, Sauteed Black Kale
Prats and Symington Post Scriptum 2011
Prats and Symington Prazo de Roriz 2009
A Selection of Artisan Cheeses
5 Year Old Blandy’s Bual Madeira
10 Year Old Blandy’s Malmsey Madeira
Stickey Toffee Pudding