New Times' Pairings is tonight, September 26 at the Broward County Convention Center. From 7 - 10 p.m., south Florida's best restaurants will pair with great wines and beers for your eating and drinking enjoyment.
If you have tickets, we can't wait to meet you (you can't miss us -- we'll be the ones juggling multiple plates of food).
If you haven't gotten tickets, yet that's cool. We're procrastinators, too. Advance purchase general admission tickets are on sale now for $45, which includes unlimited samplings of food, wine, specialty cocktails, craft beer, and live entertainment. VIP tickets are $80 and include access to the party at 6 p.m. for an extra hour of wine, food and entry to the exclusive VIP lounge. Purchase tickets at ticketfly.com by noon today, when online sales close.
After that, you can purchase tickets at the door for $55 (GA) and $90 (VIP).
Here's a sneak preview of the top ten food and wine pairings to look out for tonight. Bring your appetite and comfortable shoes and get ready for a great evening of food, drink, and fun!
Steak 954 & Foley Family Wines
Tuna tacos, paired with 2010 Roth Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast.
Chill Wine Lounge & Chateau St. Michelle
Pork and beef meatballs with jerk spice and sweet tomato jam, paired with O Red Columbia Valley 2010.
Bimini Boatyard & Royal Wine Company
Grilled pineapple shrimp flatbread, paired with Bartenura Sparkling Moscato.
Sette Bello & Castronovo Wines
Homemade tagliatelle with caramelized sausage and pesto, paired with 2009 Castronovo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
Darrel & Oliver's Café Maxx & Pacific Southern Wine Company
Cucumber vichyssoise with oregano pesto and prosciutto, paired with Steele Pinot Blanc Santa Barbara 2010.
Market 17 & Foley Family Wines
Florida Lamb Arancini with pickled red onion and gremolata, paired with Kuleto Estate Frog Prince.
Sea Level & Swanson Vineyards
Rock shrimp avocado shooter with pico de gallo, paired with 2010 Swanson Pinot Grigio Napa.
Casa Frida & Kobrand
Cochinita pibil (roasted pork leg, marinated in Achiote sauce) and chicken in red mole sauce with corvina ceviche, paired with 2011 White Splash by St Francis White Blend.
Buddha Sky Bar & Indigenous Selections
Spicy salmon roll, veggie roll, and tuna poki, paired with 2010 Malvira Arneis.
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BC Cafe & Daou Vineyard
Braised beef short rib taco with lettuce and mozzarella cheese, paired with 2011 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles.