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SOHO and executive Chef Joe Ahn will serve up three innovative tapas dishes paired with exceptional wines on flight night, Wednesday, October 27. For the final week of October, Chef Joe has prepared three mouth-watering beef tapas plates. Lars Snavely, SOHO's resident wine expert, has chosen wines from around the world to complement each dish. The following will be featured on SOHO's menu until Wednesday, November 3.

2267_CT07  Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni vineyards

First, SOHO will serve a beef tartar with capers, crisped asiago cheese, and a "sunny side up" quail egg. The tartar will be paired with a 2008 Bodegas Olivares Altos de La Hoya from Jumilla, Spain. This wine is a blend of 92% Mourvedre, or Monastrell as it is know in Spain, and 8% Grenache. The vines used in Jumilla are among the oldest in the world.

Next, SOHO will serve a pot pie of braised beef, potatoes and vegetables in a Chianti jus. The pot pie will be served with a 2008 Zenato Valpolicella Classico from Verona, Italy. The Valpolicella Classico is a blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese. It is dry, robust and velvety on the palate.

Finally, SOHO will offer grilled skirt steak and avocado tacos, served with creamy chipotle sauce and nopales. The dish will be paired with a 2008 Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni from Tuscany, Italy. The Tenuta di Castiglioni is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. The wine offers warmth, velvet smoothness and complex balance on the palate.

Please visit SOHO this week and try each of Chef Joe's tapas plates. Each plate can be paired with a glass of wine for $12. Or, try a tapas plate with a flight of wine for $18. The wine and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6 tapas). See you soon!