Periodically, Chef Patty Griffey selects a region of the world or type of cuisine to draw inspiration for a special menu and collaborates with our wine expert from Aleph Wines on pairings for a unique evening of food and wine.

These collaborations have resulted in dinners highlighting Italy, Spain, France, Germany/Alsace, South Africa, South America, Australia, Pacific Rim, regions of the United States and specific wines such as Pinot, Burgundy, Chardonnay, and Super Tuscans.

Differing from the regular dinner format, the wine dinners begin at 7 with an Aperitif or sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres. Three courses are served beginning at 7:30 with the first is a sampling platter followed by a fish, seafood or poultry and the third course is meat or wild game. Each course is paired with its own distinctive wine. This is followed by a delicious dessert, coffee or tea.

Priced at $95.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity, the evenings are an exceptional value and limited to seatings of 24.

Wine Dinners are an excellent gift for many occasions.

Two recent wine dinners

“French Classics”

Canapés: Parisienne Brochettes
Kir Royale Pol Clement Sparkling NV

First Course: Salad Niçoise with grilled tuna
Chateau La Tour L’Eveque “Petale de Rose” Rose de Provence 2006

Second Course: Fricassée de Poulet à l’Estragon
Maison Champy Pernand Vergelles Blanc, Burgundy 2006

Third Course: Crown Roast of Pork with white beans
Chateau de Trignon Rasteau, Rhone Valley 2006

Dessert: Pears belle Hélène

Super Tuscans

Hors d’oeuvres: A Trio of homemade pizzas
Rimbaldi Montpulciano D’Abruzzo

First Course: Tasting Plate
Fried Mozzarella sandwich skewers
Lentil, fennel & goat cheese salad
Noodle tart
Masciarelli Trebbiano D’Abruzzo

Second Course:
Rabbit ragout and potato flan
D’Angelo Vino Nobile de Montepulciano

Third Course:
Veal rollitini with saffron risotto
Terravino Brunello di Montalcino

Freshly made ice creams in a lace cookie cup
Chestnut, Frangelica, Fig & Port