Takoyaki and foie gras torchon at NYC’s Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya. The latter is paired with Pacific Rim sweet Riesling. (Photos: Evan Sung.)

Earlier this week, Food Republic teamed with Pacific Rim wines and three popular New York City restaurants to demonstrate how well Riesling pairs with food — particularly Asian flavors.

Invited guests from various NYC food- and drink-focused media outlets and several prominent Instagrammers joined Pacific Rim winemaker Nicolas Quillé in a wine-fueled Asian food crawl on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, hopping from popular sushi spot Blue Ribbon to noodle-soup mecca Ivan Ramen to Southeast Asian–inspired favorite Pig & Khao. It was truly an epic feast, featuring such lovely dishes as seared blue fin otoro with garlic chips, chilled yuzu shio ramen with seafood and BBQ baby back ribs with Asian slaw. Throughout the hot summer evening, Quillé kept everyone refreshed with prodigious pours of various Washington state–produced Rieslings, including a special age-worthy 2014 varietal from Solstice vineyard in the Yakima Valley, the winemaker’s personal favorite. Check out the photos from this mirthful evening here: