Sunday, September 14, 2014

A meal to remember...


The Cava de Cano winery is tucked in the suburbs of Mendoza Argentina and was once the home of the area's governor, Don Guillermo Cano who established Mendoza's first wine festival in 1935.  The current owner Claudio Mellimaci renovated the property and turned the cellar and other rooms into dining rooms.    Imagine walking down this vine covered path and entering that door at the end to find a dining room already laid with meats, cheeses, vegetables and other appetizers.  It was one of those "wow" moments.

The table was so full of wonderful treats, we didn't know where to begin.  But wait, this was only the appetizer.  The grand meal was yet to come and each course was served with a selection of the wonderful wines of Cava de Cano.

I think we might have been there for 3 hours enjoying the huge and delicious meal of roasted meats, pasta, salads, and of course, fabulous empanadas.  All those noble wines served with each course just added to the pleasure.







As we rolled ourselves out of there and back to the car, we passed this very picturesque wall made of wine bottles.  I have a cropped version of this photo framed and hanging in my kitchen.

4 comments:

Should Fish More said...

Love the wines of Mendoza, their Malbec's are wonderful.
Been to BA a couple times, never made it up to Mendoza.

Thérèse said...

Wow, amazing! It sounds like a highlight in your trip back then.

llandudnopictures said...

A real feast indeed!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This was a special treat.