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El Vecino Introduces Cigar and Wine Pairing Event

The lounge is at the base of Miami Worldcenter’s Caoba residential tower.

Miami’s Ariete Hospitality Group (AHG) is offering an exquisite cigar and wine pairing experience for connoisseurs at El Vecino, the upscale cigar and cocktail lounge. Owned and operated by Chef Michael Beltran, the lounge is hosting a special Cigar and Wine Pairing event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, featuring Aganorsa Leaf Cigars.

The upcoming Cigar & Wine Pairing at El Vecino, hosted by Chef Michael Beltran’s concept, will be a guided wine and cigar experience led by Nicolás A. Jiménez, director of El Vecino’s cigar program, and Jeff Warner, lead sommelier at AHG’s Michelin-starred Ariete. The event will feature samples of Aganorsa Leaf’s prized tobaccos and finished blends, all paired with exquisite wine selections and dishes prepared by Brasserie Laurel’s Executive Chef Ashley Moncada. The pairing menu is priced at $150 per person and includes the following:

First Pairing

Sorullo: Corojo 99 (Viso from Jalapa)

Wine: Vado de la Reina “VV” Garnacha, Rioja, SP 2017

Dish: Spanish Tortilla

Second Pairing

Sorullo: Criollo 98 (Viso from Estelí)

Wine: J. Denuziere, Crozes-Hermitage Rouge, Rhone, FR 2021

Dish: Tuna Conserva

Third Pairing

Sorullo: Corojo 2012 (Estelí)

Wine: Ridge, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA 2020

Dish: Pork Terrine

Finale

Sorullo: Choice of one Aganorsa Leaf Cigar

Aganorsa Leaf Aniversario Corojo Toro

Aganorsa Leaf Aniversario Maduro Toro

Guardian of the Farm Cerberus Lonsdale

Wine: Choice of one glass of the three wines from pairings, recommended according to cigar choice

Dish: Barry’s Burger

Advance reservations are required and can be booked here. El Vecino is located at 698 NE 1st Avenue Suite G-172.

(Photos courtesy of El Vecino)

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