One of my very first posts on this blog was Albariño, the elegantly crisp, dry and aromatic wine from the northwest corner of Spain in Galicia known as the Rias Baixas region. It's near and dear to my heart since it's a perfect wine to pair with seafood and imagine you're on a sidewalk cafe on the winding streets of Spain (not sitting at your computer for the 11th hour in a row).
Below is a contest for amateur chefs – really anyone who likes to cook and doesn’t do it for a living - who can enter an original recipe that pairs well with Albariño. Check it out and email me if you come up with a great Albarino-friendly recipe so we can include it on our blog.
Contest details below:
o One grand prize winner will receive two tickets to the 36th Annual People’s Choice Awards® in Los Angeles which includes transportation, overnight accommodations (Valued up to $1,500), and dinner for two at The Bazaar.
o Two runner-up entries will each receive a $250 Williams-Sonoma® gift card.
o All three of the top winners will have their recipes featured on the Rías Baixas Albariño website.
o Consumers can also vote online for their favorite recipe from 2008 from last year’s finalists. And the creator of the 2008 finalist recipe that receives the most online votes will also win a trip to the 36th Annual People’s Choice Awards®.
o Anyone who votes for his/her favorite recipe from 2008 and automatically enter a drawing to win a trip for two to the 36th Annual People’s Choice Awards.
To enter and for rules, go here: http://www.riasbaixaswines.com/recipes/contest/index.php#