Mosaic Wine Group participated in Taste of 6ixth last night in support of the preservation and enhancement of the historic 6th Street District in Downtown Austin, Texas. This wine & food event was well attended by some of the best & brightest from the Austin restaurant, entertainment and political arenas, who came out in support of this important non-profit organization. Among the sponsors for this event were Alamo Drafthouse, Parkside Austin, Iron Cactus, BD Riley’s, El Sol y La Luna, Mosaic Wine Group and Forty Creek Whiskey. Attendees included many from the Austin political scene, including Austin Mayoral candidate Brewster McCracken, City Manager Marc Ott, City Manager Chief-of-Staff Anthony Snipes and City Councilman Sheryl Cole.
Above: Mayor Pro Tem of the Austin City Council and a candidate for mayor Brewster McCracken and his lovely wife Sarah joined in on the festivities. Sarah is the Programs Manager for the LBJ Foundation.
Hosted in the beautiful and spacious Parkside Austin Restaurant by Chef/Owner Shawn Cirkiel, the 5-course dinner featured menus created by each of the sponsoring restaurants, paired with wines from the Mosaic Wine Group portfolio. Leading the presentation from 6ixth Street Austin were Executive Director Josh Allen and Tim League from Alamo Drafthouse.
Entertainment was provided by the lovely and talented Gina Chavez and her band.
Above: Alamo Drafthouse “Ringleader” Mike Sherrill takes time out to pose with Argiano NC, a Super Tuscan blend of Bordeaux grape varieties from Montalcino, where Brunello di Montalcino is also made.
The diverse menu included a 1st Course of Shepherd’s Pie from BD Riley’s, creatively paired with our 2007 Pederzana Lambrusco Grasparossa from Emilia Romagna.
2nd Course was a Chicken Posole Soup from El Sol y La Luna, which matched wonderfully with the 2008 Groom Sauvignon Blanc from Adelaide Hills, in Australia.
3rd Course from Parkside Austin was Grilled Salmon Belly with fennel-almond soup and artichokes — perfectly coupled with our 2007 Laetitia Estate Chardonnay.
4th Course was Sirloin Medallions with a 40 Creek Whiskey Sauce, highlighted by the 2006 Argiano ‘NC’ Non-Confunditur, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot & Syrah.
Capping off the evening was a dessert course of dueling white & dark chocolate cannoli from Alamo Drafthouse that was a home run with the 2007 Marenco Moscato d’Asti.
It was a great evening of food, wine and music for a great cause! For more information on this organization and their cause, go to www.6ixth.com.
Above: the delightful Gina Chavez serenaded the crowd with her homegrown Austinite sounds.