Sunday, October 19, 2008

Blu Seafood Wine Dinner

On Wednesday, October 15th, we participated in a scary wine dinner with Chef/owner Tim and GM Eryk at Blu Seafood in Durham.  The event was supposed to be in costume with scary food and wine.  Actually most people showed up out of costume, but the food was outstanding and the wines were tasting great with Tim's menu.  Here's a slide show from the event.

WA in the news

We have been very fortunate to have a couple of mentions in local newsprint recently.  First, the Independent Weekly, had an article by Jane Hobson Snyder titled, "Planning the Perfect Fall Picnic."  Jane interviewed Chef John Toller of Bloomsbury Bistro, Chief Concierge Christopher Gould of Umstead Hotel and Salamanzar.  Second, the News & Observer featured our Enomatic self-serve wine tasting machine in an article by Amber Nimocks.  The article, "Expensive Tastes by the Glass," discusses our machine and mentions other wine shops with similar machines in the area.  The Enomatic is from Italy and is the original, but now there is a competing machine from CA called the Wine Station.   Also, we were interviewed on Thursday for Market Watch magazine for an upcoming issue.  Regular readers know that's my favorite magazine for beverage industry fodder.  -Salamanzar

Indy photo by DL Anderson; Enomatic photo by Larry Gottschalk