Alvaro Palacios is regularly described as one of Spain’s most highly regarded wine makers. With estates in Rioja, Priorat and Bierzo, he certainly has a wide variety of terroirs and grapes to work with. As the exclusive importer of Alvaro Palacios wines in the Philippines, Juan Carlos de Terry of Terry Selections hosted a dinner showcasing the various regions and wines worked on by Palacios.
As is typical for dinners hosted by JC, meticulous preparation and first class ingredients permeate all the dishes. the cocktail fare while waiting for all the guests to arrive gave us a glimpse of what was to come. JC sometimes incorporates the wines featured in the dishes. In the case of the scallop starter, the white Placet Viura from Rioja is in the cream.