Monday, March 16, 2009

Great wining, dining and art, wrapped in great surroundings and weather...

By Eduardo Rincón-Gallardo

Because Vallarta Winefest takes place from February 22 to 28, 2009.

This time it all began at Lázaro Cárdenas square, a block away from the very renowned dining outlets all along Basilio Badillo Street and next to the sidewalk cafés of Olas Altas Street. Some of the best restaurants of Vallarta and the Bay Area brought out a selection of hors d’oeuvres and made them available to the general public for 10 and 20 pesos!

Man, you could dine like a millionaire for ten bucks!

Some wine distributors were also offering a great selection of wines from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay for only 10 and 20 pesos a glass!

It is the ideal opportunity to try some of the very diverse wines Chile is producing.

It is also a unique chance to witness the great breakthrough Argentina’s Malbec has become.

And for the many who thought Uruguay was not a wine producing country, there were some samples of high-quality wines, among them, their jewel Tannat.

Chefs and sommeliers from the bay’s restaurants and from the wine distributors were sharing their delight and expertise with the many locals and tourists who gathered at the plaza at sunset to enjoy the breeze, the music – there was a band playing traditional “Danzón” – and of course the very special selection of foods and wines.

By then, all participating restaurants had their Winefest menus and wines in place, so all, locals and visitors could savor something more special than usual during these days.

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