Friday, February 22
Marqués de Vargas
Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $165
Marqués de Vargas, set in the middle of its own vineyards like a “Château,” is located in the heart of the Ebro Valley, in a region known as the “Three Marquis.” Producing balanced red wines, especially recommended for barrel aging, full-bodied and high in acidity, they are dedicated to the production of excellent rioja wines. The vineyards are dry farmed, with minimal intervention and an organic approach. Coincidentally, Chef Bruce celebrated his 30th wedding anniversary at all three of these wineries last fall and will create a menu inspired by his incredible experience. Owner, Don Pelayo de la Mata, will leads us through an array of these wines.