What’s Right About Dining With III Forks?

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

What do a Monday evening, a sophisticated Steak House, Wine Cellar housing over 500 selections of the finest wines from around the world and 30 of Austin’s most exciting people have in common?  They are all elements of a relaxing Wine Tasting I had the esteemed pleasure to attend on Monday, August 2nd at III Forks in downtown Austin. 

Mr. Danny Payne, Proprietor and Sommelier and Ms. Shawn D. Farmer, Special Events Manager hosted a Wine Tasting Event with featured Martin Codax Albarino, Veuve Clicquot ‘Yellow Label’ and Rombauer Chardonnay complemented with Blue Cheese Beef Croustades which are a tasty combination Filet Mignon sliced and topped with Blue Cheese and Red Wine Demi.  I must admit blue cheese is not one of my favorite cheeses; however, this delicacy is a perfect balance of taste and actually seems to enhance the “experience” of the wine tastings. 

My personal favorite is the Martin Codax 2008 Rias Baixas Albarino.  This is a refreshing food friendly wine, showcasing a pale yellowish color with touches of bright gold.  It is described as crisp, elegant and dry and has aromas and flavors of fresh pear, passion fruit and pineapple with bright acidity. 

Of course, one can never go wrong with Veuve Clicquot “Yellow Label”.  For the taste and price point, this wonderful Champagne is always the perfect complement to reasons for celebrations and there were several.  Among the guests and celebrating were Ms. Ivonne Ruggles, Founder/President and Ms. Michelle Perez, Vice President of Marketing and Retail Strategy of Evie Evan, who were fresh from a very successful Young Women Alliance Fashion Evolution Fashion Show at The Driskill where their make up line was featured on all the runway models.  Mr. James Martinez, CEO of Web Insite, Inc. had just closed a very important business transaction and was thrilled to share the excitement by inviting selected guests to enjoy Veuve Clicquot.  Through my expanding entertainment management firm, W. Jackson & Associates, LLC I was pleased to have confirmed several musical performance engagements with well-known downtown entertainment venues.   Indeed, plenty of well deserved reasons to cheer! 

As an appropriate closing to this Event, I invited selected guests to indulge in Kobe Beef Sliders which are served on a potato roll with spicy mustard, lettuce, pickle, tomato and Cheddar cheese. EXCELLENT! 

III Forks is always an amazing dining experience whether it is for an intimate meal or a vibrant happy hour experience while listening to live music in the lounge.  For me the experience is always warm, but inviting.  III Forks offers a sophisticated club-like ambiance with an elegant bar and lounge.   The luxurious Black mahogany trimmed Bar  with Triple Crown molding and Michelangelo Italian marble surroundings are uncomplicated and understated.  Classically done!  Make sure you greet Sean, who is an excellent and very knowledgeable bartender. 

III Forks is located at 111 Lavaca Street (at Cesar Chavez) in downtown Austin and is ideally situated with a view of Lady Bird Lake in the heart of Austin’s business district and close to the world famous entertainment and trendy Second Street Shopping districts. 

Visit III Forks at www.IIIForks.com!

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