While chatting with an old friend last week, she mentioned that her company was gearing up for the ever-exciting third annual Rías Baixas recipe-pairing contest. So, given the food interest of everyone that reads our website, I thought that I'd pass the details along.
All you have to do is come up with an award-winning recipe that pairs with the delightful Albariño wines from Rías Baixas in Galicia, Spain.
Pictured to the left is last year's winning recipe: Fennel, Fig and Fontina Appetizer Pizza.
This year, celebrity judges include winner of Top Chef Season One, Harold Dieterle and Food & Wine magazine Deputy Wine Editor, Ray Isle. There are exciting and valuable prizes to be won! One grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 William-Sonoma Gift Card and a dinner for two at Perilla, Top Chef 1st Season Winner Harold Dieterle's restaurant (valued at $200). Two runners up will each receive a $250 William-Sonoma Gift Card. All three winners will receive a selection of Albariño wines.
Food and wine - sounds like a great contest to us!
• Click here for more information: Rías Baixas Recipe Pairing Contest
Related: Read more about Rías Baixas wine: Vino: Albariños from Galicia
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