Answer: An evening to remember.
Sommelier Jake Kosseff began the ZINO Society Master of Wine Monday evening at The Capital Grille with a little background about Long Shadows Winery and the brilliance of Allen Shoup in bringing highly acclaimed wine makers from around the world to Washington to collaborate with him. We tasted 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 Saggi vintages paired with food creations from Chef Paul Vigit of The Capital Grille. Our taste buds were first entertained with pan-seared prawns with goat cheese gnocchi and then French beans and smoked tomato butter. Next, the eggplant and prosciutto parmesan with slow-roasted tomatoes and burrata cheese was served on a piping hot staub dish that created a light parmesan crust. As the vertical tasting progressed the final course of herb-marinated filet of beef with roasted peppers , grilled crostini and herb vinaigrette received a collective “ Ahhhhhhh!”