On November 16, eager attendees boarded the ultra-plush charter bus by the House of Blues. As the bus departed en route to 3 scheduled destinations, friendly banter was heard throughout, as the guests were getting to know each other. The first stop at a swanky Telegraph Wine Bar delivered a tasting of 4 French wines, including one of my favorite Beaujolais, and a bountiful gourmet food pairings of oysters, wild boar meatballs, gougeres, and duck pastrami crostini. After attendees had their fill they hopped back on the bus and in no time were at a Little Market Restaurant where under a skillful instruction and guidance of the co-owner and wine aficionado, Paul Tanguay, tasted 4 California and French wines paired with deviled eggs. Followed by the last stop at Tavernita where they were joined yet again by Paul, who explained what each of 3 wines represented as the guests were served up an array of gourmet delicacies, from hamachi to eggplant crostini with goat cheeses to mini meatballs with hazelnut sauce and pork belly sliders on brioche bun.
To cap the “Wine Crawl”, all attendees for the last time boarded the bus and were driven back to the House of Blues where at a Foundation Room they tasted special wines, networked, and listened to lounge tracks spun by the house DJ. Few lucky guests won an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas and a VIP package of tickets to the next crawl.
Having made new friends, touched base with the old ones, wined and dined, I ventured back feeling satisfied, joyful and thoroughly impressed by this well-orchestrated event. This experience comes highly recommended especially if you want to impress someone special or want to give a memorable gift. For future events contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by Amy Rothblatt and courtesy of Wine Crawl