Winesday with The Wine Shop – L'Ecole Nº 41 Wine Dinner
Tasting Kauai is happy to partner with the O’Connells for Winesday with The Wine Shop. Owners Dan and Ellen O’Connell are a delightful couple whose passion for wine is infectious, their knowledge is vast, and their service is friendly. Their beautiful store carries everything from wine and spirits to gourmet foods and sweet treats. Check in with Tasting Kauai every Wednesday to learn about their favorites. ¡Salud!
We love to host wine dinners with fabulous restaurants on the Southside of Kauai. On Monday, January 27, we will partner with La Spezia in Koloa for an L’Ecole Nº 41 Wine Dinner. L’Ecole Nº 41 is known for producing reliable, superior quality wines that are crafted for richness and complexity, vintage after vintage.
We will start the evening with Alsatian caramelized onion tart served with radish salad, mint and lemon vinaigrette. It will be paired with Semillon, which is the perfect wine to start the evening with. Brilliant and vibrant fruit with a balance of citrus key lime and apricot make this wine a winner.
The next course is crispy duck confit served with flageolet, kale and a tomato-garlic sauce. Perigee 7 Hills Bordeaux blend will be served with this course. This particular blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petite Verdot comprise this flagship wine. Cedar and black cherry are among the variety of flavors.
The third course features grilled hanger steak with anchovy butter, served with scalloped potatoes, olives and asparagus. Two delicious Cabernet Sauvignons accompany this course. The first is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley. It has layers of integrated flavors such as coffee, dark fruit and earth. The second is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla. The old world structure of this sophisticated Cabernet Sauvignon show hints of dark fruit earth and baking spice with the back palate of sweet tobacco and currants.
We will finish the evening with a dark chocolate tart with port wine and blackberries. This will be paired with a beautiful Syrah.
The dinner is $80 all-inclusive. Please contact 808-742-8824 to secure your reservation.
Dano and Ellen O’Connell
The Wine Shop is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. On the first Saturday of each month from 4 to 7 p.m., they host monthly wine tastings. For more information call 808-742-7305 or visit www.thewineshopkauai.com. The shop is located just across the street from the Koloa Post Office.