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Fri, Apr 26


Mission Bistro - Carmel-By-The-Sea

A Tango for the Tastebuds

Join us for the flavors of South America, experiencing first-hand both the deliciousness and la pasión of families driven to craft some of South America’s most heart-felt wines. Six-courses of culinary symmetry featuring the wines and inspired food pairings from el Cono Sur.

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A Tango for the Tastebuds
A Tango for the Tastebuds

Time & Location

Apr 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Mission Bistro - Carmel-By-The-Sea, Mission St. 2 SW of, Ocean Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921, USA


About the Event

Join AWS Monterey Chapter for this rare opportunity to savor some of South America's best wines and amazing food.


Daughter of Elixir's founder, Hannah is a Certified Sommelier with a Bachelor's degree in Enology from Cal Poly, and an MBA from University of Illinois. Currently serving as the National Sales Manager for Elixir Wine Group, and General Manager for Vino wine shops, Hannah is very active in the wine community. She is a part of Bâtonnage, a non-profit supporting new women in the wine industry, and continuously seeks opportunities for growth, participating in tasting events, educational seminars, and industry conferences.


Menu pairings curated by Mission Bistro's Executive Chef Matt Zimny who brings over 25 years of experience from all over the country. Chef Zimny, has worked in some of the top kitchens in Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Alaska, & California.

We look forward to sharing this special night with you as we travel on a South American culinary evening that cannot be missed.

Seating for the evening’s event is limited, and reservations are essential. 


  • $155/person for AWS Members and Non Members 
  • Event cost includes taxes and gratuities. 

Tasting Menu


Welcome Sparkler

Cruzat NV Reserve Rose, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina

First Course 

Abalone Crudo 

Paired with Cruzat NV Reserve Nature, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina 

Second Course 

Pea & Asparagus Bottarga 

Paired with Bouza Pan De Azucar Riesling, 2020, Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay 

Third Course 

Saffron Poached Halibut 

Paired with Riccitelli, Blanco de la Casa Sauv Blanc/ Semillon, 2022, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina 

Fourth Course 

Lamb, Stone Fruit, Pistachios 

Paired with Elqui Carmenere Single Vineyard, 2018, Elqui Valley, Chile 

Fifth Course 

Wagyu of Beef 

Paired with Alberti 154 DOC Reserva Old Vine Malbec, 2018, Argentina 

Dessert Course 

Chocolate, Dulce de Leche, Fleur de Sel 

Paired with Meneres NV Tawny Port, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cao, Douro, Portugal


  • A Tango for the Taste Buds

    Dinner & Wine Pairing

    +$3.88 service fee
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