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Locations by Orin Swift

AWEsome Dinner #122

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 6:45 PM


Reservations are still available for this great evening of food & wine! We will feature five 90 Point + wines hailing from Spain, Italy, France and the Isle of Corsica all handmade by the iconic Orin Swift (Dave Phinney) with delectable culinary dishes to match.

Check out the menu and incredible pricing on these fun and unique wines you won’t want to miss!

Don’t Miss It! We look forward to seeing you.

$59.95 per person (plus tax & service charge)

For Reservations:

2nd Street Bistro
at Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel McAllen
1800 S. 2nd Street
McAllen, TX 78503


F4 (French Rose Wine), France
“Not so Petite” Amuse Bouche”
Traditional French Country Terrine/Pâté en Croute
Course Ground Pork & Chicken, Currants, Pistachios

Corse1 ( Corsican White Wine), Isle of Corsica, France
“1st Corse”
Corsican Fish Gnocchi, Chestnut Cream Sauce, Crispy Pancetta

F3 (French Red Wine), France
“Forêt Cassoulet”
Housemade Blackberry Boar Sausage Cassoulet
Duck Confit
Heirloom Bean Blend, Wild Forest Mushrooms

I2 (Italian Red Wine), Italy
“Osso Bucco di Manzo”
Beef Osso Bucco, Creamy Cheesy Polenta
Frizzled Spinach

E3 (Spanish Red Wine), Spain
“Flan de Postre”
Ripe Red Berries, Toasted Marcona Almonds, Cream Custard, White Chocolate, Flaky Pastry

Wines & Exclusive Pricing

F4 (French Rose Wine), France
Grenache, Syrah and Carignan from the south of France, it’s fresh and supple with a raspberry foundation that is accentuated with tangerine and strawberry notes, with a bright finish.
91 Points
Typical Retail: $17.00
One Night Only: $12.99

Corse1 (Corsican White Wine), Isle of Corsica France
100% Vermentino, lively and crisp with blossoming floral aromatics jumping out of the glass. Flavors of fresh green apples, and almond.
Typical Retail: $15.00
One Night Only: $11.99

F3 (French Red Wine), France
A meeting of the Rhône and Bordeaux, a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc. The unique blend reflects Dave Phinney’s unconventional approach and features bright notes of blackberry jam, black raspberry, and a grand finish.
91 Points
Typical Retail: $17.00
One Night Only: $12.99

I2 (Italian Red Wine), Italy
Nero d’Avola, Negroamaro, Barbera combine to bring enticing aromas of macerated raspberries, dried lavender, plum tart, and toasty oak accents. The palate is immediately hit with super lush flavors of ripe berries and spice, supported with a dense core that has just the right amount of characteristic acidity, with a nice velvety finish.
90 Points
Typical Retail: $17.00
One Night Only: $12.99

E3 (Spanish Red Wine), Spain
A blend of Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell, and Carignan/Cariñena. An alluring cast of blooming crimson and deep red shades are immediately present in the glass. Complimenting the appearance is an impressive intensity on the nose with elevated dark cherry and exotic spice notes. Youthful berry compote, floral, and plum flavors, complimented with bright acidity.
93 Points
Typical Retail: $17.00
One Night Only: $12.99