Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Cinco de Mayo TexaCali Style...

Yesterday was so huge! We blew it out with a packed-house in Austin for our Eric Solomon Spanish Seminar at beautiful Starlite! The producers were quite impressed with the wine list and the Spanish Table of food prepared by Chef Josh. Thanks to everyone who attended - literally standing room only among a handful of the TOP Spanish wine producers. May 5th was celebrated among new and old friends from all over the world right here in one of the best cities on the planet.

We dined at Fonda San Miguel over mole, tacos and ceviche - thanks to Danny and our wonderful servers for accommodating 20 folks and 2 cases of vino!

Check this out - world renown Chef Adolfo Munoz Martin and winemaker of Pago del Ama joined local Austin favorite Neal Kassan
off for a little late night jamming at my place in South Austin - yes that is Adolfo using a drum stick on an Austin Pizza box! Along with Adolfo (while he lit up cigar after cigar) Eric Solomon sat in on the drums...I only wish that my camera battery was charged, I had to snap these pictures from my phone. Sigh.

"La Cocina de Sancho Panza" and a beautiful jar of Spanish Saffron were gifted by Adolfo - can't wait to create one of his recipes to pair with his incredible wine!

A great way to also celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of TexaCali Wine Co. Oh yeah!! This certainly goes down in history as one of the nights that will always be remembered - a great benefit of being in the wine business most certainly. Off to Houston and back today with everyone - hope to see a few of you at Catalan for the Solomon Tasting. Cheers - Ali

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