Virtual Wine Flight – The Cheese Bar presented by Bank of America
We are in unprecedented times and our restaurants need our support now more than ever. While we cannot be together in person, we want to help our incredible wine and food community in Des Moines and keep them as busy as we can. So we bring to you, Virtual Wine Flights.
Here’s the deal – Winefest has partnered with local restaurants to bring you a fabulous meal and delectable wine pairing to enjoy at home while social distancing. Stop by the restaurant for pickup by 5:00 on the day of the Virtual Wine Flight. Come home and at 6:00, join us on Facebook Live for a description and Q&A with a Sommelier.
Up next – The Cheese Bar and a special winery tour with Iconic Wines on Tuesday, March 31st! The amazing team has put together the following delectable meal:
1. Baked Winninere for 2
Winnimere / roasted veggies / house bacon / cornichons / bread
2. Smoked beet & Blue Cheese Mac
House smoked beet sausage / blue cheese / Mornay / rustichella noodles/apple & fig chutney / cheddar cheese blend
3. Chocolate & Fresh cheese tart
Dark chocolate / quark / brebis / orange / lard crust / chocolate whipped cream
Paired with Iconic Winery’s Sidekick Chardonnay and Sidekick Merlot (Yes! TWO bottles of wine!)
Food for two and two bottles of wine – $100
Order here, give them your name and get home by 6:00 for an exclusive Facebook Live tour of Iconic Winery in California. The tour will be led by winemaker and cookbook author, Birk O’Halloran. He will describe the wines you’re drinking, give you a tour of the winery and answer questions that come in. We will send you a link so you know where to be!
This is a ONE DAY ONLY EVENT WITH THE CHEESE BAR! Place your order by Sunday, March 29th at 6:00 pm for pickup on Tuesday, March 31st at the Cheese Bar – 2925 Ingersoll Avenue
ZERO ticketing fees thanks to Tikly!
Birk O’Halloran Bio
Birk O’Halloran founded Iconic Wine with a focus on producing world class California chardonnay. Since the first release in 2010, the wines have been very limited, but found their way to some of NY, CA and SC’s top restaurants including Eleven Madison Park, Husk, 167 Raw, Prohibition, the Gentry, Scarecrow and Ink & Ivy. The top wines remain very limited. As little as 50 cases of the top cuvee are produced.
In fall of 2015, Iconic expanded production, inspired by the everyday wines Birk fell in love with that got him into wine in the first place. The new series “Sidekick” is aimed to bring highest quality wine they can at a under $20 a bottle price.
A continuing entrepreneur in the wine industry, O’Halloran has also opened three fine wine shops, is the published author of Eat Ink, a photo essay and cookbook that explored the tattoo culture in the professional chef industry, and in 2017 founded Pour Management, an international winemaker talent and marketing agency where he advises and invests in new winemaking talent the world over.