Remember that time we teamed up with Alamos Wines for our at-home Parillada? Well a few weeks ago, we kicked things up a notch with an uber cool, extra meaty BBQ at the one and only Quality Meats in Miami Beach. The affair was hosted by Quality Meats’ executive chef Patrick Rebholz, who recently nabbed the People’s Choice Award at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s marquee event, Meatopia. As if Chef Rebholz’s greatness didn’t suffice, he partnered with Chef Norberto “Negro” Piattoni for the BBQ cookout/extravaganza. Rebholz, an expert in whole animal butchery, and Piattoni, a former employee of renowned Argentine chef Francis Mallman, collaborated to create a feast that we will soon NOT forgot. Oh yeah, and as if these masters grilling for us wasn’t enough, the dinner was paired with fresh crisp beer from MIA Brewing. Total win.
This post is the first of its kind at MMTM headquarters. We want to venture outside our comfort zone of restaurant reviews and attempt a home cooked meal and the importance of the right wine to accompany said meal. Remember that time we introduced you to Tatiana Nessier, brand ambassador for Alamos Wines? We were smitten with Tatiana and intrigued by the Alamos wine portfolio, so a few weeks ago, I decided to have Mitch over for a quaint BBQ at my house while my Chilean husband grilled away to pair a perfect meal. My job was infinitely easier: ensure that all guests had their glasses fully quipped with Alamos Malbec, and make a decent attempt at playing the hostess with the mostess.