Hi friends! Earlier today I shared my awesome experience at Bloggy Bootcamp Phoenix! In that post I mentioned that I had the amazing opportunity to wine and dine with one of the #BBCPHX sponsors, Mirassou Winery! The folks at Mirassou invited us to the Graze Desert Grille at the Zona Hotel & Suites.
- First Course: Grilled firecracker shrimp with avocado cream paired with Mirassou Sauvignon Blanc
- Second Course: Pacific Rim braised pork belly with a ginger soy glaze paired with Mirassou Chardonnay
- Third Course: Southwestern grilled chicken ravioli with a duet of red and white wine sauces paired with Mirassou Pinot Grigio
- Fourth Course: Beet jam crostini with fig & goat cheese and balsamic reduction paired with Mirassou Sunset Red
- Dessert Course: Triple chocolate cake with ghost chile chocolate cream paired with Mirassou Cabernet Sauvignon
It was all so delicious! The pairings were amazing and each course brought out the flavors in the different wines. Now, I’m not a big drinker, but I’ll enjoy a glass of wine, sangria or a margarita here and there. But I was just saying the week before I went to the Mirassou dinner that I could no longer drink red wine, that it was just too strong and bitter to me. However, I have to say after trying the Mirassou reds, I’m transformed! Their wines, even the red, are smooth and approachable. In fact, I liked the reds more than the white! I think my favorite overall is the Mirassou Pinot Noir, but I think my favorite pairing was the dessert course of the triple chocolate cake with ghost chile chocolate cream with the Mirassou Cabernet Sauvignon. Yum!
I have to say, and not just because I had a night of free wine and food, that I am truly a Mirassou believer! It may just be the only wine we have on hand from now on! If you’re interested in learning more, please head over to Mirassou.com! They have a wealth of information online, including a store locator, wine education, food & wine recipes and more! The Mirassou family also has an amazing story of starting and developing the winery over six generations! It really is a great history, and you can read more about it online as well! You can also find Mirassou on Facebook!
So head out and discover your favorite Mirassou today!
Disclosure: Mirassou treated us to dinner and drinks at the Graze restaurant, but all opinions are my own!