top of page

On the Wine’s Edge

On Thursday, April 25th, we enjoyed "On the Wine’s Edge", a pairing of seafood dishes and Uruguayan wines. With an excellent turnout, the event was held at what we consider the best seafood restaurant in Montevideo: Es Mercat.


Led by Chef Facundo Connio, the dishes of Es Mercat have been praised by gastronomic journalists ranging from National Geographic to The Vacation Rental Show.


We experienced an impressive 6-course gastronomic experience, carefully paired with a selection of Uruguayan wines and led by the Best Sommelier of Uruguay 2022, Liber Pisciottano.


Each of the wines chosen come from Uruguayan wineries from different regions of the country, some of which Wine Explorers have not yet had the chance to visit and which we will could explore through this dining experience.


The menu we enjoyed was:


1st  Course

Fresh fish sashimi marinated in albariño wine and herbed oil

Wine: Folklore white from Bodega Cerro Chapeu (Rivera)

 

2nd Course

Prawn tartare with egg yolk and ponzu sauce

Wine: Sauvignon Gris from Bodega Bresesti (Montevideo)

 

3rd Course

Small squid with onions and a squid ink sauce

Wine: Albariño from Bodega Compañía Uruguaya de Vino de Mar (Maldonado)

 

4th Course

Black hake accompanied by crushed potatoes and a red pepper vinaigrette

Wine: Tannat 398 from Bodega Casa Tannat (Artigas)

 

5th Course

Lemon and celery ice cream, aguachile, aperol, and faux champagne caviar

Wine: Innova Natural Sparkling from Bodega Pisano (Canelones)

 

6th Course

Cheese mousse with figs preserved in syrup

Wine: Innova Natural Sparkling from Bodega Pisano (Canelones)


Thanks a lot to everyone who made this memorable night possible.

Cheers!

Photos: Tavis Davidson


If you would like to join any of our group tours, we invite you to check the schedule of upcoming events or subscribe to our Newsletter here: LINK.



Wine Explorers at A la Orilla del Vino event - Montevideo, Uruguay. Pairing of Uruguayan dishes and wines


Wine Explorers at A la Orilla del Vino event - Montevideo, Uruguay. Pairing of Uruguayan dishes and wines

7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


bottom of page