G20’ First Ladies al MALBA

At the dinner in the Golden Hall of Teatro Colón the Apartado Gran Malbec was one of the outstanding features of the night. Yet at the lunch the First Lady Juliana Awada offered her guests during the second day of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Rutini Wines deployed a whole other variety of labels to accompany a different menu.

The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MALBA) was the stage for this event that included, in addition to the lunch, Juliana Awada’s presentation of a project that links art and childhood and a visit of the museum’s collection guided by Eduardo Constantini.  

Chef Fernando Trocca, seconded by Guido Tassi, Javier Rodríguez and Martín Lukesch, was chosen to prepare the menu for the day. His attempt was to exclude meats and malbec. The menu included ingredients from all across the country: prawns from Puerto Madryn with tomatoes and capers; cherries from Mendoza and goat cheese with almonds; Tierra del Fuego hake with aubergines and asparagus and apricots from San Juan with cream. As for the wines, the challenge was to look for other grapes of great quality that are not so well known, such as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Trocca tried to avoid repeating what the first ladies had already tasted the previous day with Francis Mallmann in Villa Ocampo and on the previous evening menu at Teatro Colón. Speaking to Clarín newspaper he said: “I did not speak at all with Francis (Mallmann). But I know him, I know what he does, he was going to go for the fires. I also imagined others were going to work with meat in much more comfortable facilities than us.” That is why he sought to propose a fresher and lighter menu. Rutini Wines had the privilege of providing the wines for such a special occasion: Rutini Sauvignon Blanc 2018, more intense and with citrus touches; the Rutini Gewüztraminer 2018; and Antologia XLV and Antologia XLIII, a chardonnay and a pinot noir with personality, with traces of peach and melon and red fruits flavours, respectively.