Tuesday, December 22, 2009
If you have a hankering for California or Mexican wine, you should stop by happy hour (hora feliz) at Oyamel. Oyamel is a playful mexican tapas-style restaurant located in Chinatown. The resto is owned and operated by world-famous chef Jose Andres who is known for spanish cooking, namely tapas or small plate dishes. He has a reputation for using non-traditional cooking methods and for owning several restos here in D.C. (jaleo, cafe atlantico, zaytinya, and minibar). Jose Andres restaurants are some of the best the city has to offer and Oyamel is no exception.
Right now, Oyamel is offering happy hour wines by the glass at half price. Although the wine offers only a handful of red and white wines, it serves up California and Mexican wines which are sure to compliment the $4 happy hour tacos. Check out the fun and unique cocktail selection as well!
The XIX Fiestas de La Vendimia, Baja California's famous wine festival, was very successful this year, featuring forty-five wine and food related events that took place from August 7th through 23rd. The events have captured the attention and enthusiasm of residents of the area and other parts of Mexico, as well as wine lovers from all over the world, as they discover and explore authentic fine Mexican wines. Little by little, Mexico seems to be embracing the world of wine, gourmet food, and wine country exploration, along with the ubiquitous tequila and beer. According to local wine country writer and travel guide, Steve Dryden, "It’s a very exciting time to be enjoying the lifestyle of the Mexican wine culture."
The article continues here: http://www.examiner.com/x-16812-Southwest-Wine-Travel-Examiner~y2009m8d26-Mexicos-premier-wine-and-food-festival-a-smashing-success