We had the good fortune of participating in the first of Zoubi’s new offerings, planned to be held monthly – the Chef’s Tasting Menu with Drink Pairings. All told, an extravagant meal experience consisting of, I think, 12 different food items.
(In case you don’t read the entire post, keep an eye on Zoubi’s Facebook page to learn when the next Tasting will be.)
We learned afterwards while talking with Elizabeth Bordner (Liz), the General Manager of Zoubi, she and Chef Justin McClain worked together to create the dinner. She chose the drinks for each course while McClain crafted courses to complement the drink. As it turned out, every food item we were served mated perfectly with the paired drink.
The night started with an explanation of what lay ahead with a little history of the vineyards and vintners. As we progressed through the meal, they described each drink, it’s characteristics and why it was chosen.
On to the food!