The Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce – BC Chapter is pleased to host its annual exclusive wine tasting event on February 9, 2019 at the Croatian Cultural Centre.
The evening of tasting will be lead by Kurtis Kolt. Kurtis won the ‘Sommelier of the Year’ award at the 2010 Vancouver International Wine Festival, has been profiled by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, ran the wine program for a couple evenings at James Beard House in New York, and has been a tasting panel participant at Wine & Spirits Magazine. His wine column is published every Wednesday in Canada’s largest urban weekly, The Georgia Straight.
This year we benefit from the insight into Croatian wine Kurtis gained during his visit to Stina and its vineyards on the Island of Brač! We are very honoured to have Kurtis lead us through the tasting.
This wine pairing dinner features the wines of Stina, a leading Croatian Producer located on the sun-baked and white-rocked island of Brač. This same white rock is the inspiration for the plain white labels on their top level wines.
Ticket price includes; two reception wines, two white wine food pairings, two red wine food pairings, and a dessert wine pairing. The menu features authentic Croatian dishes presented with modern flair by the Croatian Cultural Centre’s classically trained Croatian chef, Damir Merkić.
THIS EVENT SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR
Traditional Croatian tamburica music and song will entertain during the reception.
Reception wines offering White Cuvée (Pošip 70%, Vugava 20%, Chardonnay 10%) and Red Cuvée (70% Plavac mali, 10% Cabernet, 10% Merlot, 10% Syrah).
1st course Red snapper carpaccio – 2016 Pošip, 90% steel tank fermented, 10% barrel ferment & aged
2nd course Prawns & roasted pine nut risotto, topped with arugula & Grana Padano – 2016 Pošip Majstor, 50% steel tank fermented, 50% french oak barrels and wooden vats (sur lie)
3rd course Pork belly with mixed baby nugget potatoes & roasted broccoli florets – 2013 Plavac Mali Barrique, aged in 2nd and 3rd use oak barrels
4th course Braised short ribs with dark root vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, zucchini & baby carrot – 2013 Plavac Mali Majstor, best exposure vineyards & hand selected fruit, 18 months in oak (70% new French oak, 30% 2nd use)
5th course TBA – 2011 Prošek dessert wine, blend of Pošip & Plavac Mali
Menu may change without notice
Contact the organizer through the event link if you would like to be at a certain table, or would like an entire table for your party.
$100 Chamber Member
$125 Non-Chamber Member
Event Link to purchase tickets – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-croatian-wine-pairing-dinner-tickets-54604487492?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=destsearch
PLEASE ENJOY RESPONSIBLY AND ARRANGE FOR A SAFE RIDE HOME – Skytrain is 900 metres away
Please come and join us for this very festive event.
Cheers & Živjeli!
Presented by the Canadian Croatian Chamber of Commerce – BC Chapter, The Croatian Cultural Centre, Stina Wines, and The Wine Syndicate.