Hi ladies, mark your calendar for the second Women Who Wine™ “Uncorked Conversations” event at Off The Mile restaurant on May 24th (@offthemilegables on Instagram). The initial "Uncorked Conversations" at The Loft 305 on April 27th was wine-tastic. Check it out here.
Join us for a Cuban-inspired food and wine pairing with real conversations. Guest speaker, Nikki Novo (@NikkiNovo), spiritual mentor and medium will open up the conversation on spirituality and the role it plays in our daily lives and challenges. Pairing will be led by Pablo Suarez (@TheWineMaverick).
$20 online by May 22, 2017 (only 30 spots)
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Off The Mile
245 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Parking: free restaurant parking or street meter parking
NOTE: The food and wine pairing will commence promptly at 7 pm, so please be on time and courteous to your fellow ladies (Wine With Nat gets hangry).
About Nikki Novo
Nikki Novo is a Cuban-American author, spiritual mentor, and medium. Her work is focused on mentoring up-and-coming spiritual thought-leaders and providing clarity for purpose seekers in the areas of career and relationships. A certified hypnotherapist, ThetaHealer(r), and Reiki healer, Nikki is the author of “Will I Be Alone Forever?” She has been commissioned to speak by organizations like Fordham University, The Standard Spa, Soho Beach House, Latinas Bloggers Connect, and Macy’s. Nikki has worked with brands that include Hilton Garden Inn, Squarespace, and Target. She has been featured in leading media outlets like Marie Claire, NBC, MSN.com, and Telemundo.
About Pablo Suarez
The food and wine pairing will be led by Pablo Suarez (ladies, he’s the sweetest!). Pablo is a Wine Specialist in the Noble Wine Estates Division of Breakthru Beverage Group. With 4 years of wine sales experience and WSET Level 2 certified, Pablo describes himself as a millennial wine lover on a mission to shy away from stuffy pretenses in order to make wine fun and approachable (YESS! Finally, someone in wine that speaks my language). Follow him on Instagram @TheWineMaverick.
About Off The Mile
Connected to Vicky Bakery Coral Gables, Off The Mile Restaurant has become a local favorite with its homey-like vibe. Serving up Cuban cuisine by day and Italian cuisine by night, expect owner, Michael Belaustegui (who wears many hats) or his business partner to sit with you for a dining experience like no other.
6:30 pm to 7 pm: Welcome Bites and Wine
Croquetas (YESS!) paired with Benvolio, Prosecco (NV)
Benvolio Prosecco is an excellent expression of both the variety and the Friuli terroir. This wine is a sharp golden straw color with bubbles that are finely textured and persistent. The nose shows fresh citrus with slight hints of honey and fresh flowers. Vibrant on the palate, the crisp acidity acts as a counterpoint to the flavors of ripe citrus, fresh peaches, lemon, green apples and grapefruit. The finish is light, refreshing, and crisp.
7 pm to 8 pm: Appetizer and Main Course
Frita Sliders and Crema de Malanga paired with La Crema, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Rose petals, pipe tobacco, cranberry, and pine on the nose. Red cherry, black tea, mocha, and pomegranate on the palate. Balanced and supple, with a spicy finish.
Choice of Beef or Chicken Vaca Frita with white rice and maduros paired with Freemark Abbey Winery, Napa Valley Merlot
Rich texture conveys vivid fruit and mocha flavors through a long finish. Ages in a combination of small French and American oak barrels.
8 pm to 9 pm: Dessert and Real Conversations
Assorted pastelitos de guayaba and queso (I know, get excited!) paired with Crowded House, Sauvignon Blanc.
The resulting 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is quintessentially Marlborough in profile with bright aromas of guava, citrus fruits, black currant and sweet crushed herbs. The palate is elegantly proportioned with lovely soft acid carrying the fruit flavors to a long, pure finish.
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