Chef Kent Rathbun teamed up with Gary Shansby of Tequila Partida and Michael Mondavi of Folio Fine Wine Partners Monday night for a pairing dinner at Abacus. It’s not an easy task to pair wine and tequila with a meal, but Rathbun pulled it off without a hitch. The purpose of the dinner was to explore the relationships between wine and tequila. Many of the things that are true about wine, such as terroir, are true for tequila as well. So, just as wine, fine tequila can be paired successfully with a variety of foods. Four courses with a wine and tequila pairing each. That’s a lot of alcohol. Jump to see what Rathbun created for this booze-filled dinner.