Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SER Restaurant to Host 6-Course Wine Dinner with Isaac Fernandez, May 11th

From our friends at SER Restaurant...

SER Restaurant in Ballston to Host 6-Course Wine Dinner, Featuring World-Class Winemaker Isaac Fernandez of Spain

On Wednesday, May 11th, SER Restaurant (1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201; Phone (703) 746-9822; Twitter @SERRestaurant) is thrilled to announce that they will be hosting one of Spain’s most prolific winemakers (Isaac Fernandez) for an exclusive 6-course wine tasting dinner featuring some of the notable winemakers most prized wines from Spain.

Priced at $110 per person (all inclusive - tax & tip), this one-of-a-kind 6-course wine dinner by Executive Chef and co-owner Josu Zubikarai will begin at 6:30 PM with a reception, followed by a seated dinner at 7:00 PM, featuring Spanish-inspired fare and wine pairings from Isaac Fernandez including Verduras Confitadas, Vieiras Templadas y Vinagreta de Yozu - Confit Tender Vegetables, Warm Scallops, Citrus Vinaigrette - paired with Adras Godello 2013, Revuelto de Setas y Foie - Wild Mushrooms, Salt Cured Egg, and Shaved Duck Foie - paired with Pingao 2013, and Carrilleras de Ternera Guisadas - Braised Veal Cheeks, Caramelized Baby Carrots, Parsley Juice Cloud – paired with Arrocal Selection 2011, just to highlight a few.

SER owners Javier Candon and Executive Chef Josu Zubikarai are excited and honored to have the opportunity to welcome Fernandez - one of Spain’s most prolific winemakers of the Ribera del Duero region - to present a collaborative dining experience, merging multiple elements from Spain’s diverse food and wine culture together. Reservations are required. For additional information or to make a reservation, please call (703) 746-9822, visit, or purchase tickets using the following Eventbrite link:

6-Course Isaac Fernandez Wine Tasting Menu

Croquetas de jamon y pollo. Croquetas chicken and Serrano ham
Croquetas de espinacas. Spinach croquettes
Brocheta de pulpo a feira. Octopus skewers gallega style
Piquillos con caballa. Spanish mackerel and piquillo pepper foam
Biutiful Brut Nature

Verduras confitadas, vieiras templadas y vinagreta de yozu. Confit tender vegetables, warm scallops, citrus vinaigrette
Adras Godello 2013

Revuelto de setas y foie. Wild mushrooms, salt cured egg, shaved duck foie
Pingao 2013

Bacalao al ajoarriero con gambas. Salted cod mule driver's style, tomato, shrimp
Bovale 2014

Carrilleras de ternera guisadas. Braised veal cheeks, caramelized baby carrots, parsley juice cloud
Arrocal Selection 2011

Goxua Cold layered dessert, strawberries, cream, sponge cake, custard
Biutiful Rose

Opened in Ballston, VA in March 2015, SER serves traditional Spanish cuisine featuring dishes and drinks inspired by co-owners Javier Candon and Executive Chef Josu Zubikarai’s families in an upscale, yet casual setting that evokes the feeling of being at home in Spain. SER means "to be" in Spanish and also defines the team’s vision and mission:  to be Simple, Easy, and Real. SER has received critical acclaim since its opening in Spring 2015 and was recently named as a 100 Very Best Restaurant in Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016 issue, a 50 Best Restaurant in Northern Virginia Magazine's 50 Best Restaurants issue, as well as being highlighted in Eater DC's 38 Essential Restaurants in DC in Spring 2016, to name a few. For additional information on SER, please visit or on Twitter @SERRestaurant.

Isaac Fernandez began exploring the world of Spanish wines in the late 1970s at Bodegas Mauro, working alongside his uncle, Mariano Garcia - former winemaker at Vega Sicilia - to produce some of the finest wines in the region. He then transitioned into a successful career of consulting for many prestigious wineries with the goal of being able to produce wines using indigenous grapes throughout Spain. Isaac Fernandez He seeks to respect the identity of each vineyard and to nurture wines that balance power, finesse and purity with the capacity to age. He produces a range of red, white and sparkling wines from 6 Denominations of Origin, including some of Spain’s most famous regions; Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Cava.