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Enjoy Spanish Wines, Five courses Thursday at The English Grill

Just named the “most romantic restaurant” in Kentucky by Food & Wine Magazine, the English Grill at downtown Louisville’s historic Brown Hotel will highlight wines from Spain’s renowned Castilla-La Mancha region known for its red wine blends on Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. The five-course menu prepared by chef de cuisine Dustin Willett will showcase the season’s finest ingredients paired with Marqués de Griñón wines. Cost for the dinner and wine pairings is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 502-583-1234 or visit their website.

Marqués de Griñón wines are produced in the Dominio de Valdepusa vineyard at one of the highest elevations in Spain with a top layer of soil that is almost pure limestone. The family-owned winery credits the territory’s rich soil with helping give its grapes their complexity.

The Marqués de Griñón wine dinner menu includes:

Welcome Wine: Juvé & Camps Essential Xarello Brut

First Course:Grilled octopus with olive oil, poached fingerling potatoes, parsley purée and Bourbon Barrel smoked barbecue drizzle
2015 “El Rincon” Garnacha Tintorera, Marqués de Griñón

Second Course: Roasted venison loin with cauliflower purée, local mushrooms, chervil, garlic, crostini and Syrah reduction
2013 “El Rincon” Syrah, Marqués de Griñón

Third Course: Spanish-style potato and chorizo soup with paprika and thyme
2012 Caliza Dominio de Valdepusa, Marqués de Griñón

Fourth Course: Braised pork shank with chickpea ragout, jamón serrano and herb salad
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Marqués de Griñón

Fifth Course: Spanish cheese trio with Manchego, Garrotxa and Queso de Valdeon