Austrian Winterfest

Bar Marco welcomed us for a multi-course dinner matched to wines of Austria

First Course
Smorgasbord of appetizers including Pork and Duck Sausage in Warm Cabbage, Rabbit
Confit, Salt Cured Pork, Ale Jelly and Raspberry Jam, Pickled Veggies

Mittelback Zweigelt Rose 2010
(refreshing and bright, showing muddled strawberry fruit and mineral )

Second Course
Austrian Meatballs (pork and chive) with Potato Puree, Roasted Carrots and Fried Red

Sattler St. Laurent 2006
(a lighter style red for easy drinking with notes of cherry and a peppery finish )

Third Course
Beet Salad with Caraway, Clove, Thyme and Goat Cheese

Hugl Gruner Veltliner 2010
(zesty and palate cleansing with notes of citrus and white pepper )

Fourth Course
Hasenpfeffer with Red Wine and Juniper Jus, Wild Mushrooms and Noodles

Weingut Knoll Gruner Veltliner Federspiel 2009
(a full bodied white wine with concentrated melon fruit and intense mineral notes )

Fifth Course
Pear Tart

Munzenrieder Eiswine 2008