Wine Tasting Dinner at Botanero Restaurant (Rockville, MD)

May 25, 2022 6:30 PM
Location: Botanero Restaurant 800 Pleasant Dr Suite 160, Rockville, MD 20850

Please join us on Wednesday, May 25 for a wine and food-filled adventure as Aurelio Cabestrero, from Grapes of Spain, leads guests through an exciting tasting tour of unique Spanish wines selected by Julio Febrer, proprietor and wine curator at Botanero.

In an exciting twist, wines will be paired with an Asian-inspired six course dinner prepared by executive chef Jaime Planas.

Tickets are $135 per person and include all wines, six course dinner, applicable taxes, and gratuity. The evening kicks off at 6:30pm.

Wines will be available for purchase at special pricing during the event. For orders not able to be fulfilled on site, arrangements can be made for pickup or complimentary delivery.

With advance notice, we will make every effort to accommodate guests with dietary restrictions or preferences. Additionally, guests who wish to be seated with other guests who have purchased their tickets separately should send an email by filling out the form at the bottom of the ticket purchase page.

THE MENU AND WINE PAIRINGS (All wines served at the dinner will be available to purchase)

First Course
Asparagus and Salmon Roe
Chilled steamed asparagus, egg yolk eumulsion, salmon roe, soy sauce
Wine Pairing: Luna Beberide Godello 2020: 100% Godello / Bierzo D.O.

Second Course
Sake Sea Bass
Seasoned steamed sea bass, sake, chives, black bean sauce
Wine Pairing: Esencia Divina Albariño 2020, 100% Albariño / Rias Baixas D.O.

Third Course
Spicy Octopus Salad
Steamed octopus, enoki mushroom, chives, cilantro, máche greens, mustard greens, spicy chili yuzu
Wine Pairing: Viña Otano Garnacha Rosé 2021, 100% Garnacha / Rioja D.O.Ca.

Fourth Course
Duck Spring Rolls
Pulled braised duck legs, carrot, green onion, goat cheese, spring roll shell, pickled ginger, sweet mustard aioli
Wine Pairing: Solarce Rosé 2020, 25% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha, 25% Graciano, 25% Mazuelo / Rioja D.O.Ca.

Fifth Course
Grilled Flank Steak with Glass Noodles
Stir-fried sweet potato noodles, sliced grilled flank steak, shiitake and oyster mushrooms, carrot, spinach
Wine Pairing: Isaac Fernandez Reserva 2014, 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) / Ribera del Duero D.O.

Sixth Course
Black Sesame Brûlée
black sesame custard, brandy, caramelized brown sugar crust
Wine Pairing: Monti French 75 (Monti Spanish Gin, 1+1=3 Cava, lemon simple syrup)

We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, May 25th for this exclusive wine tasting dinner.