A few weeks ago, when I was in Las Vegas for Bloggy Boot Camp, I was also invited to a wonderful dinner party–courtesy of Mirassou Winery and David Mirassou. I’m not a wine connoiseur by any stretch of the imagination, but I do enjoy a good glass of wine.
As the date for Bloggy Boot Camp got closer, I was really excited to find a special invitation in my email box:
In addition to hosting a wine tasting event for all Bloggy attendees on Saturday evening after the conference wraps up, we are also inviting a select few bloggers to join us for a private dinner event the Friday night before Bloggy Boot Camp in Vegas. Hosting the dinner will be David Mirassou, sixth-generation family member of the Mirassou family, America’s oldest winemaking family.
The Night Begins
A private car met me and several new blogging friends at our hotel, to whisk us off to The Foundation Room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel–private car, private elevator to the restaurant, private dining room; I could get used to this! We met David Mirassou where he introduced us to the newest wine to join the Mirassou Family –California Moscato.
As we waited for the final guests to arrive, we stepped out onto the balcony to a spectacular view of the city. Upon returning to the private dining room, we began introducing ourselves and sat down.
7 Course Dinner
With a gorgeous sunset view of the city, we began our dinner. Grilled asparagus, crab cakes, lobster tacos, Angus beef sliders, braised pork bellies (I never would have considered this one without wine!) and a delicious molten chocolate cake all accompanied our Mirassou wine selections–from whites: California Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay; to reds: Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Each dish and its accompanying glass went together like hand-in-glove. Don’t ask me to pick a favorite, because I couldn’t. Just know that this brand plays prominently in my wine closet at home.
I had such a wonderful evening; listening to great stories and anecdotes, making new friends and even learning a little wine history. Meeting David Mirassou, and hearing his stories about his family, have added to the enjoyment of drinking his family’s wine.