Statistics show that 80% of people who make resolutions fail by the second week of February.
If you want a resolution that you can stick with, that you can remain enthusiastic about all year long, and you want a community of cool people who will support you in 2018, look no further than the Pig + Fig Cafe.
"This January we've made our New Year's resolution,” announced Pig + Fig’s co-owner, Laura Crucet, “to drink and serve amazing wines with friends and customers who feel just as passionate as we do about good food and wine. Join us this month in our noble pursuit!"
The Pig + Fig will host three wine dinners in January.
6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 7th
The Chalk Hill Estate is located in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. The land is carefully subdivided into 60 smaller plots so that each small patch of land is matched with the perfect grape, the ideal soil type and grown in the right conditions.
The dinner will feature the 2015 Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc. The Sauvignon Blanc has a hint of nectarine, grapefruit zest, and guava which will be paired with onaga snapper, guava beurre blanc + red watercress salad. The second plate will be caramelized shrimp, vermicelli + lemongrass broth paired with 2014 Chalk Hill Chardonnay. The 2013 Chalk Hill Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir which has an aroma of black cherry, pomegranate and rose petals. This exquisite wine will be paired with kirsch-lacquered lamb chops, red quinoa + pomegranate gastrique. The fourth plate is a pear and goat cheese “tart tatine” paired with 2014 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay. Finally, the sixth plate will combine the 2016 Chalk Hill Rose Wine
with strawberry mascarpone crepes, tangerine rosewater-syrup.
This dinner is $65 per person, plus $30 for the wine pairings. Call 505-672-2742 to make a reservation.
6:00-9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 28th, Qupe Wine Dinner.
This wine dinner is a fundraiser for the 10th annual Pajarito K2 Women’s Weekend. All wines will be donated from Laura Crucet’s private collection, all proceeds from the dinner benefit the Anita Salas Memorial Fund. This fund provides financial assistance for breast and cervical cancer services incurred by New Mexican women and men screened by the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Tickets are $95 and are available on their Eventbrite page.
6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 31st, Boheme Winemaker Dinner with Kurt Beitler, owner/winemaker of Boheme Winery.
The Bohème Vineyards are nestled amongst the redwoods, valleys and farms along the Bohemian highway on the Sonoma Coast.
This wine dinner features the 2014 Boheme English Hill Vineyard Chardonnay and the 2013 Boheme Old Mancini Ranch Zinfandel and three different Pinot Noirs.
The focus on the Pinot Noirs reflects the amount of care that Bohème’s owner and winemaker, Kurt Beitler, puts into the grapes every day. On his website, he described the process. “First, it takes great care to farm; it’s delicate and high-maintenance. The upside to Pinot’s fickleness is that grapes respond quickly to inputs. The day following a spring rain or shoot-thinning pass, vines perk up and leaves turn a darker shade. They’re amazingly alive and responsive. Working closely with the vines helps us learn best how to tend them.”
This five-course dinner will be $95 per plate. You can make a reservation by calling 505-672-2742.
The Pig + Fig Cafe is located at 35 Rover Blvd, Suite G, White Rock, NM 87547. Visit their website at www.pigandfigcafe.com to sign up for their newsletter and be the first to find out about their upcoming events.