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Social Hour: SNOOTI Brought Guests Together for an Intimate Wine Tasting Experience at Poeta

SNOOTI fostered an elegant ambiance at Poeta for a night of great conversation, fine wine, and delectable food

Ashley Animah, Dani Madubuike, Oyin Edogi & Lorien McKinney (photo by Jessica Mims)

SNOOTI, an Austin-based, woman-owned luxury wine-tasting company, hosted an intimate seated dinner and wine-tasting experience at the buzzy Italian restaurant Poeta on Thursday, March 28th. Led by SNOOTI’s Sommelier Michiko Matsuura and Poeta’s Chef Kevin Donovan, guests were delighted with a family-style menu and fine wine pairings.

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Amelia Clay (photo by Jessica Mims)

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Chef Kevin Donovan of Poeta Restaurant (photo by Jessica Mims)

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Upon entering Poeta, inside the Francis Modern Inn, guests were greeted by SNOOTI Founder Ashley Skubon with a welcome glass of sparkling wine. The 4-course Chef’s Tasting Menu & Sommelier Guided Fine Wine Pairings from Boutique European Vineyards commenced with the first course.

The second course warmed up guests’ palettes with light and fresh options.

Between each course, SNOOTI’s Certified Sommelier, Michiko Matsuura, and Poeta’s Chef Kevin Donovan offered insight into the pairing of the wines and the dish to come. The third course consisted of heartier dishes and richer wine pairings.

The final course to the tasting menu included the perfect mix of savory and fresh with branzino and beef shoulder.

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Certified Sommelier Michiko Matsuura & SNOOTI Founder Ashley Skubon (photo by Jessica Mims)

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Gelato Cart by Gelato Paradiso, Laura Thielman (photo by Jessica Mims)

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Amaro Focused After Dinner Cocktails by Brian Sandahl of Heavy Muddle & Abbie Road, serves drinks to Guests, Don Smolik and Kali Sanders (photo by Jessica Mims)

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Acoustic Performance by Ivy Roots Music (photo by Jessica Mims)

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Laura Evans & Rob in After Hours Lounge at Frances Modern Inn (photo by Jessica Mims)

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Winebow Imports Heritage Portfolio Featuring Select Italian Boutique Wine Producers (photo by Jessica Mims)

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Nahal Delpassand, Sergio Delpassand, Jerry Jensen, Will Cardwell & Alex Wong (photo by Jessica Mims)

After dinner, guests made their way to the Francis Modern Inn’s courtyard area for a late-night happy hour with cocktails and gelato by Gelato Paradiso. An acoustic performance by Ivy Roots Music offered a soulful ambiance to end the night.

An intimate guest list made for a perfect night of great conversations, good food, and fine wine curated by SNOOTI.