Cobalt Grille Spanish Wine Dinner Thursday May 23rd
Greetings from Cobalt Grille,
this month we will be featuring some awesome value driven vino from Spain. Specifically the wines from the
Juan Gil Family Estates.
Please join us on Thursday May 23rd for our “Spanish Wine Dinner”
The origins of the winery date from 1916, when Juan Gil Gimènez, great grandfather of the present generation, started getting involved in the world of wines, building a winery in the heart of Jumilla. His son, Juan Gil Guerrero,
dedicated his whole life to the wine business, but it was the third generation who really consolidated the winery.
Juan Gil Gonzalez together with his brother Paco–the founder’s grandsons–forged an image of quality, reliability and efficiency with the present generation trying to maintain and improve as much as possible.
The vineyards that produce the grapes and organic grapes of Honoro Vera and Honoro Vera Organic are located over 2,300 ft. in elevation and are vineyards over 30 years with little production because they are planted on a bed of
limestone and sand, very poor in nutrients, ideal for this type of crop.
The vineyards of Monastrell located at the north of Jumilla, in the area of Término de Arriba, produce a very low yield because of the dry climate and absence of irrigation. The age of the vines is between 25 and 30 years old.
Atalaya Winery is a new project in the Gil Family Group in the Almansa D.O.
It is located east of Albacete Province among Valencia, Alicante and Murcia, in the transit zone between the Catilian Plateau and the Mediterranean Sea. The winery and vineyards are located 3 kilometers north of Almansa at an altitude
of 800 meters above sea level. The soils here consist mainly of limestone. The predominant grape varieties are
Garnacha Tintorera, a variety native to the area, and Monastrell, which this new project builds its wines.
Technical direction is provided by the Australian born wine maker Frank Gonzales
Arden Allen, Cobalt Grille’s Wine Director and Chef Alvin Williams
have tasted the wines (many times!) and have formulated a great food and wine pairing.
Mark Mitchell representative for the Juan Gil Family Estates will guide us through this 6 course, 6 wines
Food & Wine Pairing.
Gazpacho with Scallop-Lychee Ceviche
Arindo Verdejo ’11 Rueda
Roasted Faroe Island Salmon with Blueberry Salsa, sweet chili Plum sauce
Honoro vera Garnacha ’12 Calatayud
Chipotle spiced potato salad with Paprika roasted Chicken
Juan Gil Jumilla Red Wine ’10
Grilled dry spice rubbed Steak with Chorizo Buttermilk mashed Potatoes,
Arugula salad & Plantain chips
Atteca Old Vines Garnacha ’11 Calatayud
LA Atalya Red Wine, Garnacha-Tintorera ’10
Chocolate & Cherries
Honoro Vera Merlot’11 Jumilla
WHEN - Thursday May 23rd 2013 6.45 reception 7.00 Dinner
WHERE-Cobalt Grille......The Jewel in Hilltop's Crown!
WHY -because it’s always a fun and tasty evening that you deserve to enjoy!!
Cost $65 per person, tax & gratuity not included
Limited Seating. Please call 757-333-3334 for reservations.
Please reserve early to avoid disappointment.
During the 17th century, those living on the British Isles initiated a religious celebration of motherhood, called Mothering Sunday, which was held on the fourth Sunday during the Lenten season. This holiday featured the reunification of mothers and their children, separated when working class families had to send off their young children to be employed as house servants. On Mothering Sunday, the child servants were allowed to return home for the day to visit with their parents.
It is a good day to let your mom relax and let her see what a wonderful family she has.
So let her know she is special, let us do the cooking and you take the credit!!
We hope to see you soon.
Happy Mothers Day from Cobalt Grille!!!!
Call 757-333-3334 for Reservations
In addition to our regular menu we are also offering a
Special Four course Pre-Fixe Dinner $30.95