I got an email a couple weeks ago inviting me to a wine and cheese tasting event hosted by the Austrian Trade Commission that took place Monday evening in Georgetown at L2 Lounge – my first ever SpeakEasy! It was in preparation for the Fancy Food Show coming up and was open to the press and trade people. I love being a pseudo member of the press!
I can get behind the Austrians! They apparently have the most land per capita devoted to eco-friendly food production than any other country in Europe. That’s pretty awesome. I like their cheeses and wines too.
We started with some cheese, a pastry type with some sauerkraut, some bread and a riesling. Austrian and German Rieslings are my FAVORITES. I also enjoy Italian reds, but that Riesling was amazing.
They also showcased some awesome products. Including this one, the Go Tube. Which, not only comes in various alcoholic versions, but also has sports drinks as well so it can always be with you. Interesting concept. Apparently it just recently launched in the US. Am curious to hear more about it.
I learned that the Austrians have some amazing beer. This was a nice full hefewiezen, very different than the American style, had a lot more flavor and way more color.
They had some amazing desserts toward the end of the night. I enjoyed the chocolate cake thing, and a tiramisu/almond type treat.
Isn’t he so handsome???
We had a great night in Georgetown – after we left the event we grabbed dinner at Pizza Paradisio in Georgetown. Someone needed a more proper dinner before driving home to Naptown. Thank you so much to the Austrian Trade Commission and to the Austrian Wine Marketing Board for hosting a great event!