It was a night to remember. We all know and love Velada Tapas Bar and Kitchen for their Spanish cuisines. However, for this dinner Velada was given an Argentinian vibe and became Velada Argentina. It is such a perfect way to end August. We took a magical ride to Argentina as we enjoy a beautiful five-course menu paired with Septima Wines.
To start the night, we take a sip of the Septima Tempranillo. This beautiful red wine goes perfectly with our appetizer, Apricot and ducks confit terrine truffled porto gelatine pan brioche crouton. Confit duck is a French-style dish where marinated duck pieces are slow-cooked in duck fat or goose fat until the meat is almost falling off the bone. Naturally rich in flavour, confit duck matches well with robust, structured wines such as the Tempranillo.
Then we continue with the first main course, which is Pan roasted barramundi fillet, maniclams cherry tomato, zucchini and black olives chowder paired with Septima Sauvignon Blanc. This particular wine gives hints of lemony and passion fruit flavour that gives a soft overall citrus style. Thus, goes perfectly with a fish dish. The acidity is crisp, clean and fresh. It makes us crave more… Well, we got more as this is just the beginning.
After the red and white wine, we return to the red with a glass of Septima Cabernet Sauvignon paired with Lemon & thyme scented lamb rack. The Septima Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful red wine from the esteemed Uco Valley of Argentina. Hand harvested in the cool morning hours, the fruit is crushed and placed in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged six months in American oak barrels, the result is a complex wine with spicy notes. This particular wine goes really well with grilled meat such as this beautiful lamb rack. What a pair!
Then, onto Septima Malbec as we paired it with 24 hours red wine braised pork rib. This wine is one of the highlights of the night. It is a beautiful red wine from the Malbec vineyards, that is located 3,600 feet above sea level. Hand harvested in the cool morning hours, the Malbec fruit is crushed and placed in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks before being aged for six months in American oak barrels. Its aftertaste is fruity with a hint of smoky oak that goes really well with this fine rib.
The night goes on with some light entertainment after such fine meals. Two couples of Argentinian Tango dancers perform and invites the guest to dance with them. We still have a plate of cheese and an amazing chocolate dessert afterwards. But the wines, the music and the whole vibe make the night feels young and we didn’t want it to end. It is always an impressive wine dinner at Velada Tapas Bar and Kitchen.
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