Zapoteca knocks the Mexico meets Maine theme out of the park with this Lobster Guacamole dish. Add a glass of the 2013 Chateau de Campuget, Tradition Rosé from the Costieres de Nimes, France and have yourself and incredible food and wine experience in Portland, Maine. In fact, I sampled a few other possible wine pairings, and for my palate, this rosé was the best choice by the glass for this dish.
It all works very well together. Everything was freshly made and perfectly presented. The guacamole is made to order with perfectly ripe avocado and jalapeno. It’s creamy and chunky and perfectly seasoned. The fresh-shucked Maine Lobster was cooked to perfection and generously portioned and piled on guac. And to top that all off, two house made tortillas were perfectly filed, salted and served whole and warm alongside the plate to eat it all up with. The 2013 Campuget Tradition Rosé (70% Syrah and 30% Grenache Noir) is bright and refreshing with obvious minerality and earthy notes balancing out the red fruits and letting the flavors of the dish shine through and linger on the palate. I highly recommend this dish on your next visit to Portland, Maine’s Old Port district.