Portuguese American Journal

Food & Wine: Wines of Portugal launching culinary chefs challenge – USA

To showcase the incredible versatility of Portuguese wines with food, Wines of Portugal is launching an exciting new culinary-focused program in the United States this April. The program, known as “10 Chefs /10 Wineries,” will match ten Portuguese wineries with ten of America’s top chefs, culminating in an online cooking series and limited edition printed recipe guide that will be available to trade, press and consumers by the end of the year.

Chefs representing a diverse range of cuisines have partnered with Wines of Portugal to highlight the wide range of flavors found in Portuguese wines and their versatility with dishes from varied culinary backgrounds. All in all, ten unique dishes have been created in ten different cuisines and culinary styles, including Modern American, Japanese, French, Italian, Vietnamese, Contemporary Portuguese, Asian fusion and seafood. Each dish has been matched with an acclaimed Portuguese winery and paired with a carefully selected wine chosen by each of the ten chefs.

“Portuguese wines are wonderful with Portuguese food, but they also pair remarkably well with all kinds of world cuisines,” said Wines of Portugal Marketing Director Nuno Vale. “The recipes created by these amazing chefs will give U.S. food and wine lovers ten very different and delicious ways to experience the food friendliness of Portuguese wines.

Wines of Portugal will announce new chef collaborations and pairings (using the hashtag #10Chefs) throughout the year from now through January on Wines of Portugal’s Twitter (@WPTUSA), U.S. Facebook page, and program page. The printed recipe guide featuring all ten chef collaborations will be available by the end of the year at all Wines of Portugal events around the country and as a special giveaway to Facebook fans.

Source: Wines of Portugal

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