I’m a lucky man. Not only is my girlfriend as big a fan of the NCAA March Madness tournament as I am (she played Division III hoops after all), but she has also perfected a guacamole recipe that she picked up from Dos Caminos here in New York City. For day two of the Big Dance, she mashed an avocado with the usual suspects of onion, jalapeño, tomato, cilantro and lime juice, while I seared some grass-fed top round and toasted fresh, Brooklyn-made corn tortillas on the stovetop.
A red seemed too heavy and a white too light, so I went for the middle ground and grabbed a bottle of Bodegas Borsao’s Campo de Borja Rosado 2009, which sells for $10 at one of our local wine shops. The wine’s fresh-cut strawberry and cherry notes offset the jalapeño and onion. And while bright, the wine was also floral and creamy, playing off the cilantro and avocado. I rated the rosé, which even held up to the steak, 88 points, non-blind.
Our bowl of guacamole didn’t last long, though. We ate tortillas faster than Jon Diebler fired threes from behind the arc as Ohio State beat University of Texas-San Antonio. As Cleveland natives, we couldn’t be happier. Another win is another step closer to a national championship and an excuse for another full-court press of guacamole and rosé. Go Bucks!
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