Like Riesling? Like food (okay, dumb question)? Well Pub & Kitchen is hosting a “Summer of Riesling” Wine Dinner taking place tonight, Monday, June 17th at 7:00PM. For $68, enjoy a five-course prix-fixe menu by Pub & Kitchen’s executive chef Eli Collins, with wine pairings. The event will also feature special guest, Louis Konstanin Guntrum, the 11th generation owner and manager of the Weingut Louis Guntrum winery and vineyard in Nierstein, Germany.
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Yeah, there are a lot of pairing dinners out there these days. Wine pairings, beer pairings, whiskey and champagne and gin pairings. But one thing we haven’t seen yet? A pairing dinner turned into a battle between beer lovers and oenophiles, where the best pairing for each course will be chosen by the participants and winners chosen in the age-old fight between beer drinkers and winos.
At least not until now. On Tuesday, November 20, at Brauhaus Schmitz (advantage: beer), owner Doug Hager and chef Jeremy Nolen will be teaming up with gentleman of leisure Michael Solomonov and certified wine nerd Marnie Old (local wine consultant and author of He Said Wine, She Said Beer) to do a one-night-only Battle of the Booze. The deal is, five courses will be presented, paired with both a wine and a beer. Those in attendance will get to choose which pairing is the best and, one must assume, mock the loser.
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Tuesday, September 18th Osteria will be holding a special dinner from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to gear up for fall. The five-course dinner will be $125 per person and will feature the wines of the Abbazia di Novacella, the oldest continually-operated winery in Europe. The wines will be paired with a fall menu inspired by the northernmost region of Italy where Abbazia di Novacella lies, Alto Adige.
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This Monday, August 13th Douglas Rodriguez, the chef of Alma de Cuba, will be teaming up with Chef Enrique Nunez of Paladar La Guardia in Havana, Cuba for a one-night-only collaboration dinner. The Cuban native is visiting colleague Rodriguez to prepare a five course menu for lucky guests.
There will be a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. which for $25 includes snacks and cocktails. Then the two chefs will be cooking up their special menu with reservations available from 7:30-9:30. The five course menu is $80 per person with wine pairings for $115. The event will also be filmed, as a documentary is being prepared about Rodriguez and Nunez.
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McCrossen’s Tavern and their sommelier Lauren Harris are heating up the Summer of Riesling with two upcoming events. The first, the Mid-Summer Wine-Cheese-Food dinner on July 24th at 6:30 p.m. will be a dinner full of pairings. The fig-infused menu will be paired with Riesling over four courses for $32. Di Bruno Bros’ Rocco Rainone will be on hand to pair cheeses with each course as well.
At 7 p.m. on August 7th McCrossen’s will be holding the “Smackdown! Old World vs New World” wine event. For $30 participants will judge 10 different Rieslings in five categories: Austere, Porch Pounder, Transcendent, Slutty, and Opulent.
Reservations for both events are strongly recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant at 215-854-0923.
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On Monday, July 30th Lemon Hill will be holding a summer wine dinner hosted by Ryan Fonash of Vintage Imports. The four course dinner is $48 per person and is paired with new world wines. Each course comes with one wine and two plates of food so guests can observe what wine does to food and what food does to wine. One dish will be a classic Esscoffier-era dish and the other will be a modern American seasonal dish so guests will experience the differences between modern and classic takes on a wine dinner. There will be only two seatings: one at 6 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. The seating is limited so reservations are recommended.
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