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Wine & Dine: Chile

For this month's Wine & Dine event, we highlighted Chilean wine and cuisine. It's a wonderful cuisine that is heavy with seafood dishes, squash, corn, quinoa, olives and potato. Taking a lot of influence from Spanish cuisine, it's not really spicy but rather pretty mild. Our Chilean dinner was full of so many dishes and flavors, all working nicely together and even better with the Chilean wines we had. Here's our menu we enjoyed, which made for a fabulous Chilean evening...

SANGRIA BAR:

White Sangria w/Pineapple & Orange juice
Rose Sangria w/Lychee, Pineapple & Cherry juice
Red Sangria w/Guava juice
Mango Ice Tea

Chilean Wines.... so many!!

APPETIZERS:

Chilean Style Sopaipillas
Empanadas de Horno Chips & Salsa
Beef Empanadas using Wonton Skins

ENTREES:

Pollo Con Chilean Peaches
Pollo Arvejado (Galician Chicken)
Lime Soaked, Cumin-Crusted Skirt Steak
Pastel de Choclo (Chilean Corn Pie)
Huevos con Pilco de Choclo

SIDES:

Chilean Rice
Porotos Granados con Masa Morra
Plantains
Yellow Rice

DESSERTS:
Sweet Raspberry Empanadas
Kuchen de Quesillo


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Cherry Pie

Chocolate Chile Cake

Sweet Dried Kiwi

8 comments

  1. This Chilean menu looks so great! Especially all those sangria varieties. I LOVE sangria! Sounds like a great night of food and wine.

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  2. Hey Joelen! This party looks absolutely amazing! I don't know how you do it, you are super woman! Sounds like a wonderful evening. Thanks for stopping by my blog...I feel you on being busy this summer! I've been such a posting/commenting slacker! Hopefully things will get better soon! Hope all is well with you, your cooking looks just as wonderful as ever...take care!

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  3. What a delicious looking spread!! I'm super impressed.

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  4. impressive spread! love the sangria bar... it all looks so tasty!

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  5. Love the idea of a sangria bar! And doing empanadas in wonton skins is so novel. Quite a feast!

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  6. What a fabulous looking meal! I love the idea of using wonton skins to make empanadas!

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  7. All of these Chilean dishes look so wonderful. I just cooked a Cuban meal for my hubby last week for his bday.

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