German Wine and Food Featured at Tonight’s Wine & Dine at Omni Barton Creek

Austin residents have you returned from Spring Break ready for a taste of Germany? Maybe you’re recuperating from SXSW and need an evening to relax? There are still a few seats available for tonight’s Wine and Dine event tonight at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa.

In partnership with Traubenhaus, the leading German wine distributor in Texas, the Omni Barton Creek Report and Spa will feature some of Wine Spectator’s 90+ selections as well as stories of how German wines have become the unsung heroes in the wine world today.

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View from the patio outside one of the Tower Rooms at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa

A very special award-winning wine, with only 60 bottles left in the country, will be available for tasting. You might think you know German wines, but the Omni has a few tricks up their sleeves and you just might be wrong. They invite you to reserve your last-minute seat and find a new favorite!

Tonight’s Hill Country Dining Room event will pair five courses of Chef Alice Gonzalez’ culinary creations for an historical evening of some of the best Germany’s Wine Regions and their hidden secrets and stories, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Celebrating the Wines and Foods of Germany Menu

appetizer
German Sausages, Wurst, Mustards and Breads Station
Wine Pairing: 2014 Nauerth-Gnagy Pinot Noir Dry Rosé

first course
Smoked Braised Pork, Cabbage, Marble Potatoes, Onion Stew
Wine Pairing: 2012 Nauert-Gnagy Pinot Gris

second course
Skate Schnitzel
Wine Pairing: 2012 Weegmüller Pinot Blanc

main course
Veal Loin, Pretzel-Crust, Mustard Brussels Sprouts
Wine Pairing: 2012 Winzergenossenschaft Mayschoss-Altenahr XII Trauben Pinot Noir

dessert
Black Forest Torte, Kirsch Ganache, Luxardo Gourmet Cherries
Wine Pairing: 2012 Winzergenossenchaft Mayschoss-Altenahr Monchberg Vineyard Sweet Pinot Noir

About Chef Alice Gonzalez

1170x660chefChef Alice Gonzalez’s personal food philosophy is “being true to yourself and evoking feeling through food,” says the staff at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.

For the past 9 years Chef Gonzalez has traveled the world and worked with some of the country’s best chefs in Michelin-star restaurants. After her initial culinary education at Johnson & Whales University, in Providence, Rhode Island, where she graduated with honors, Chef Gonzalez continued her education working in different cities throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

Chef Gonzalez worked abroad at Cliveden Hotel west of London at the Michelin-star Waldo’s restaurant under the French chef Daniel Gamiché. Upon her return to the states, she worked under Chef Todd English at the original Olives restaurant in Charlestown, MA. After a brief stint working in Miami hot spots, she relocated to Chicago and worked in a tiny little restaurant called Alinea. After two years under Chefs Grant Achatz and Dave Beran, where she started a journey towards the continuous search of her own perfection, she left to become the sous chef at the Michelin-star restaurant North Pond. After a year there Chef Achatz asked Chef Gonzalez to return to Alinea and Next restaurant in a larger chef role.

Just prior to joining Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa’s culinary team in May 2015, Chef Gonzalez was the Executive Sous Chef at Morimoto Napa under TFL alum Chef Kang Kaun.

When not in the kitchen, Chef Gonzalez likes to raise chickens, forage, garden and enjoys art and nature with her husband.

To Reserve Your Seat

Cost for tonight’s event is $99.00 plus tax and gratuity per person. Don’t want to drive home afterwards? Make a getaway out of it and enjoy 25% off your stay when you attend the wine & dine series. The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is located at 8212 Barton Club Drive in Austin. For more information or to reserve your seat, please call (512) 329-7906.

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A licensed attorney, Amy is a wine-lover, foodie, photographer, political junkie and award-winning author who writes about Wine, Food, Beer & Spirits. As Managing Editor & Tasting Director for Another Wine Blog, she travels all over the world's wine regions to share her experiences with her readers and legions of twitter, Instagram and Facebook friends and fans. Amy holds certifications through the International Sommelier Guild, and is also certified, with honors, as a California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS). She is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas and regularly attends Houston Sommelier Association events. Amy is also a contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books, and was most recently published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude.
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