Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Bar Laurel 1087 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y4
Join National Capital Sommelier Guild co-founder J. Phillip Nicholson and Bar LaurelSommelier Jordan Sabourin―sherry advocates to the core―as they lead us on a comprehensive tasting tour of every major style of sherry … with each of four stunning flights (15 sherries in total) matched with superb classic Spanish fare served up by Chefs Jon Svazas and Zachary Resnick.
The wine list and menu below reveal the truly fabulous and rare treat that is in store for us. Book early to avoid disappointment.
COST: $120 per person inclusive of service and taxes. Open to Guild Members and Non-Members alike, including wine and food tasting enthusiasts from the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG).
RESERVATION AND PAYMENT: GNAG Members―Send an email to Phil Nicholson indicating how many spaces you wish to have reserved. Phil will follow up with further details on formal registration and payment via Eventbrite.
Please note that Phil will be hiking in the Spanish Pyrenees in early June, so email him very soon to avoid disappointment. firstname.lastname@example.org 613-282-4184
SEATING: The first 36 seats are at tables, with an additional 14 spaces available at the bar.
Croft Pale Cream & Lustau Virmut―Smoked Roasted Almonds
FINO AND MANZANILLA
Valdespino Inocente―Baby Squid Gilda
Toro Albala Electrico―Razor Clam Gilda
Hidalgo La Gitana―Bleu de Basque Cheese Pintxo
Valdespino Delicio en Rama―Manchego Sheep Cheese Pintxo
AMONTILLADO, PALO CORTADO AND OLOROSO
El Maestro Sierra (12 years)―Fig and Serrano
Gonzalez Byass Del Duque (30 years)―Dry Aged Ribeye
Lustau Palo Cortado―Octopus
Valdespino Palo Cortado Viejo―Secreto Di Iberico
Gonzalez Byass Alfonso Oloroso―Bellota Lardo
CREAM, MOSCATEL AND PX
Harvey’s of Bristol Cream & Lustau Moscatel―Basque Cheesecake
East India & Osborne 1827 PX―Fried Ice Cream
Thu, June 15, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Vendange Institute 440 Albert Street #C108 Ottawa, ON
In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, the National Capital Sommelier Guild is hosting a special tasting of premium Canadian wines, representing some of the many world-class wines Canada is producing each and every year from our 671 grape-based wineries and 1,700 grape growers/vineyards across Canada.
Join Guild Director Matt Steeves while he explores (and pours) some of Canada's finest wines sourced from across this great country. Celebrate Canada's 150th in style and treat your palate as we join together and celebrate Canada's impressive wine scene. If you're planning a Canada 150 party, Matt's wine picks will give you some great options to pour for your lucky guests.
Sponsored Guests: $ 67.80
Wed, June 7, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Algonquin College Hospitality Amphitheatre Room H102 (across from Wine Lab)
1385 Woodroffe Avenue Ottawa, Ontario
The Guild’s Annual General Meeting is part business and part social event. A (very) brief summary of the year’s activity and financial status will be followed by an election to fill Board of Director positions being vacated for 2017-2018. While the votes are tallied, members will be given an opportunity to provide feedback about the Guild and Guild events, and address questions to the retiring Board. This will be followed by a reception where food and wine will be served. There is no cost for this event but we ask you to register to make sure we have enough refreshments. We look forward to seeing you.
This event is for Guild members only, and is free to attend.
Sun, June 4, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Coconut Lagoon 853 Saint Laurent Boulevard Ottawa, ON K1K 3B1
As we are nearing the end of the wine tasting season, the Guild is delighted to announce that we have partnered with Chef Joe Thottungal from Coconut Lagoon for a special evening to be held on Sunday June 4th, 2017, starting at 6:00 pm.
Joe will be on site to explain and describe every one of his dishes, including this year’s Gold Medal Plates Silver Medal winning dish “Kerala Infused Oil Poached Halibut”. We will be offering a 6-course menu at $110 cost (including HST and Gratuity) for Guild members and $125 for Sponsored Guests. There are only 50 seats available for this event. Make sure to reserve early.
The event will be lead by Guild Directors, Marie-France Champagne and Don Cook. They have challenged themselves to pair two beverages with every course and to explore the endless possibilities of wine and food pairing. These will not be typical Indian food pairings. Do not expect to taste a buttery Chardonnay or an off-dry Riesling at this event. You might however encounter some wine varietals that you have not tasted before. Perhaps, a local cider and maybe the odd beer pairing. We will be looking for our guests to provide us with feedback for each of the course’s best pairing.
Joe & his team are very pleased with their new look as they have recently completed renovations to both the exterior and interior of the restaurant. Parking is available on-site.
Sponsored Guests: $125
Please scroll below for the evening’s full menu. We will keep the pairings secret until the event!
Lobster Samosa with Mango Coconut sauce + Kuchumber
Kerala spice infused Oil Poached Halibut +Fish Curry Crumbs
Mushroom Aviyal + Lentil Emulsion
Tandoori Duck Breast, Bed of Vegetable Slaw + Chili Lime Drizzle
Tellicherry Pepper Lamb Chop
Eggplant Chutney +Potato and Spinach Croquette + Beet Raitha +Rice Pedals
Moong Dal Halwa + Ginger Ice Cream + Rasmalai Essence