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 – St. Kilda Surf & Turf on Wednesday, May 6th.The amazing team has put together the following delectable meal:
zucchini pancake - watermelon feta salsa
sweet potato fries - corn relish - blue cheese - spicy maple glaze
Chocolate Opera Cake
fresh berries - whipped cream
Paired with Yalumba Organic Chardonnay
Food for two and one bottle of wine - $100
Order here, pickup between 4:00 – 5:00 and get home by 6:00 for an exclusive Facebook Live discussion with Mark Davidson, Head of Education for Wine Australia in North America. He is our go to on all things Australian wine and is currently writing the Wines of Australia book! (His full bio is below.) We will send you a link so you know where to be.
This is a ONE DAY ONLY EVENT WITH ST. KILDA SURF & TURF! Place your order by Tuesday, May 5th at 10:00 am for pickup on Wednesday, May 6th at St. Kilda Surf and Turf – 111 E. Grand Avenue, Ste 101.
Mark Davidson's Bio
Born in London, raised in Sydney Mark has over 35 years of experience in the hotel, restaurant and wine business, fifteen of those as a Sommelier.
In 2001 he was name Sommelier of the Year at the Vancouver Wine Festival- also won the Spirited Industry Professional award in 2014.
As a Department Head and instructor with the International Sommelier Guild he was instrumental in the on-going development of the curriculum and has taught classes in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas.
Mark is an annual judge at Texsom International Wine Awards, Sunset Magazine, LA International wine competitions.
He is in the process of writing the Wines of Australia book for Classic Wine Library.
Mark is currently Head of Education for Wine Australia in North America.