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THE WINES OF PORTUGAL

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 | 6:30PM - 10PM

JOIN US FOR AN INTIMATE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE.

FIVE COURSES, SEVEN WINES, ONE BRANDY, AND THREE MUSICIANS

The experience begins with a cocktail-hour-style first course, consisting of an assortment of small plates accompanied by a Portonic cocktail and a sparkling wine.

After taking our seats, the second course pairs a wine from the Vinho Verde region with a seafood dish. Augusto will talk about the wines from the first two courses.

The first musical act will take place during the second course with fado singer David Demelo.

For the third course, Augusto will present a wine from the Dao region which will be paired with a poultry dish.

In the fourth course, a wine from the Alentejo region will be paired with a meat dish and our second musical act, André D'Almeida will commence.

The fifth course is the dessert course. Augusto will pair a port from the Douro region with a distinctly Portuguese dessert.

We'll close the meal with coffee and an 8-year old brandy as our final musical performance with Manel the Island Man begins.

MEET THE TEAM

Augusto Gabriel

Augusto was born in Portugal and has resided in the United States for over 30 years. He has been working with the wines of Portugal for over 20 years. Gabriel has traveled throughout all the Portuguese wine regions, studying this wine sector by meeting with many of the leading wine personalities across the country. 

He is recognized in the wine industry circles as one of the leading Portuguese wine experts.

Augusto will offer detailed information about the history, indigenous grape varieties, and regulations of the the Portuguese wine regions.

Scott Massidda

Scott is originally from the seacoast area of New Hampshire and is the executive chef at Warp and Weft. He owned two restaurants in Portsmouth, The Dolphin Striker and Michelle’s on Market Square Bistro. A globe trotter himself, he brings an international flair to our Lowell doorstep.

 

He and his staff will be preparing a five-course, Portugal-inspired menu.

MEET THE ARTISTS

David Demelo

David is a fado singer with four albums to his credit and performances spanning Portuguese communities in several countries

Andre D'Almeida

André d'Almeida is a Portuguese pop-folk singer/songwriter based in New York

Manel the Island Man

With a single voice that is drenched in a sweet, husky tone, Island Man's expression is powerful, fun and contagious.