Monday, December 20, 2010

Thai Tapas Tuesday: Sherry & Thai

As I have said before, Spanish sherry pairs well with a wide variety of cuisines.  That belief will now be put to the test, as we see how sherries match up to Thai food.  Would you like to participate in this intriguing event?

On January 11, 2011, Ronnarong, a Thai restaurant in Union Square, Somerville, will host their next edition of Thai Tapas Tuesday Series.  For this edition, three sherries will be paired with four dishes, and I will be the guest speaker, giving you an introductory lesson into the realm of sherry, an underappreciated but worthy wine.  I'll discuss the basics of sherry, from its fascinating history to its diverse styles.  
The delicious food will include a tapas of fried vegetable Thai roll and then move onto three classic Thai dishes: seafood lad nah (mixed seafood with asian broccoli, wide noodles, oyster sauce), beef with Ronnarong's red curry, and a larb (very spicy ground chicken dish). The sherry selections will include a Manzanilla, an Amontillado and an Oloroso, affording attendees a broad introduction to sherry types.  I previously tasted these three dishes, and then selected the types of sherry I felt would go best with them. You can tell me whether I succeeded or not. 

The event will begin at 7pm and the cost is $30 per person (plus tax and gratuity).  It is by reservation only, with seating limited to 30 people, so make your reservations early before it sells out.  To make reservations, please call 617-625-9296.

I hope to see you there!

1 comment:

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