There are Stir events happening every night all over the country, and we wanted to share with you a few of our favorites each week. This week’s recap features a culinary and oenophile experience in Los Angeles hosted by a Top Chef.
Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres tasting with gift exchange hosted by Top Chef contestant and restaurant owner Stefan Richter
What Went Down
Members were greeted upon arrival by a wine glass with tasting card, then encouraged to visit the different wine stations to try eight different pours of wine. Wines were obscured with paper bags and attendees had to sip and jot down the estimated varietal on the card, then turn card in to be scored on just how well they could distinguish between wine varieties. While passing station to station, members were offered mouthwatering appetizers like Truffle Arancinis, spicy Tuna Tartare, and roasted pear flatbread. Members who chose to participate in the White Elephant gift exchange sorted through their gifts, and chef Richter signed and raffled off two bottles of wine. It was a great night in beautiful Santa Monica!
Best Quote of the Night
“I had a fantastic time. The food and wine were amazing! I enjoyed the games we played and wish Match would have more events like this one. :)” – from a post-event survey
Find out the latest Stir events happening in your neighborhood by signing onto your Match.com account today. New events for all age groups and cities all over the country are added frequently, so head to the “Events” tab onsite to see where Match.com singles are mingling near you in 2013!