Pali Wine Co. will be hosting a food and wine pairing event in partnership with Porto’s Bakery & Café on Sunday, June 2nd from 3-6pm in their Arts District Downtown Los Angeles tasting room. Porto’s will be debuting two new salads and a dessert at the event as a Pali event exclusive, the evening also marks the one-year anniversary of Pali’s Arts District tasting room.
Porto’s Head Chef, Tony Salazar will be on hand to present their carefully curated wine pairing menu. The $25 menu includes either: Mini Guava Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mini Medianoche, Potato Ball Trio® –A Porto’s classic that is available year-round on the Pali tasting room menu.
All entrées are paired with a glass of Pali wine and one of Porto’s two new salads that will make their debut at the event. For dessert, Porto’s will be serving their all-new Mini Milk n’ Mango Cake and debuting their new Guava Creme Brûlée, not yet available in stores.
The evening will be capped off with a DJ (5-7pm) and giveaways to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Pali tasting room.
Named after founders Tim Perr and Scott Night’s home, Pacific Palisades, Pali was created in 2005 with a goal of producing vineyard designate and AVA-specific Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at the best possible price, without compromising winemaking. Pali Wine Co. has since grown into one of California’s premier wineries producing over 50 types of wine with 5 tasting rooms in Southern California, including: Funk Zone – Santa Barbara, Wine Ghetto – Lompoc, Little Italy – San Diego, Anaheim Packing District – Anaheim, and the newest, Arts District – Downtown Los Angeles. At each tasting room, they bring an authentic winery experience to the neighborhood while collaborating with local artists, performers, and restaurants to create a unique neighborhood experience. www.paliwineco.com
Porto’s Bakery & Cafe has been around since the 1960s, when our founder, Rosa Porto’s life took an unexpected turn when she and her family made the difficult decision to leave their beloved Cuba and emigrate to the United States. Out of a job, Rosa relied on her baking skills and began selling cakes out of her house for her neighbors and friends to support her family. When Rosa and her family arrived in California, they had only the clothes on their backs, Raul Sr.’s strong work ethic, Rosa’s exceptional baking skills, and a dream for a better life. Soon after, Rosa began baking and selling cakes to friends and family that had heard of her fabulous cakes back in Cuba. Within a couple of years, it was not uncommon to see a line of customers picking up cakes from Rosa’s small home. In 1976, Rosa opened her first official storefront, Porto’s Bakery on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, California. Porto’s has gradually grown into four existing locations in Glendale, Burbank, Downey, Buena Park and West Covina with a 6th in Northridge on the way! In 2016 Porto’s took the number one spot on “Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US.” In 2018, we were named one of the Top Ten Most Photographed Businesses in the US as well as one of the Top Ten Most Reviewed Businesses in the US Rosa’s recipes and high standards continue to be carried on by her family, reflected in her motto “quality is the number one ingredient in everything we do”. www.portosbakery.com