Texas de Brazil is partnering with The Fladgate Partnership and local chocolatiers in 22 cities to offer Port & Chocolate Tasting events that help raise additional funds for the American Red Cross. The exclusive 90-minute tasting classes offered between October 17 – 26 begin at 6:30 p.m. in each location. Class size is limited to 25 participants and $40 of the $45 ticket price will be donated to the nonprofit.
“Port is a versatile, fortified wine that offers a variety of styles fitting nicely into the sweet-wine selection trends we’re experiencing in our restaurants nationwide,” says Rodrigo Davila, Texas de Brazil’s wine and spirits director. “Guests at these events will learn why ports can be the perfect appertif, after-dinner drink, or refined accompaniment to a decadent dessert,” he adds.
Guests are greeted with a Croft Port of Manhattan before joining the seated class led by port ambassadors who guide participants through tasting and pairing notes on several port categories and share a brief history of port wine. Local chocolatiers will also share their tasting notes providing guests with a wealth of information and new experience. Guests will enjoy passed appetizers including garlic picanha, Brazilian sausage, and chicken wrapped in bacon from the Texasde Brazil grills which complement other bites offered during the pairing session.
Featured ports and pairings will include: Fonseca BIN 27 Reserve Ruby Port with cheese; Taylor Fladgate Late Bottle Vintage Ruby Port with dark chocolate; Croft Reserve Tawny Port with dried fruits and nuts; and the Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny Port with milk chocolate.
Wednesday, Oct. 18: Tampa, FL
Reservations can be made on Eventbrite: https://texasdebrazil2014.eventbrite.com/