If your idea of the perfect post-workout drink is a glass of wine, the folks at Newtown’s Crossing Vineyards and Winery are on the same page. This spring and summer, the winery is hosting a slew of fitness events, all of which end with wine. And cheese, too! Talk about dreams coming true. Read more »
Last May Nick Elmi went to work on securing a liquor license and expanding into the former coffee shop that is next door to his Laurel. The initial plan was to add some seating and install a bar. But here we are more than seven months later and that hasn’t happened.
So when we caught up with Elmi at Philly Cooks, we asked him what was up. Elmi, whose Laurel has been named the top restaurant in the city for the past two years, has decided not to mess up the good thing he has going at Laurel. So Laurel remains BYOB though he does now offer a $60 wine pairing for those interested.
“Amada” basically translates to “beloved” or “sweetheart,” so it’s very fitting that Amada is hosting a class for people to learn all about my sweetheart: wine. On Sunday, Apr. 26 from 2:30-3:30 pm, Alexandra Cherniavsky (Amada’s Sommelier) is teaching a wine tasting class.
The class will feature wines intended to perk you up after a dreary winter, so you can expect sparkling wine from Raventos i Blanc, a rosé from Amestoi, and other bright, white wines. Also, light tapas will be served, and the whole thing only costs $25, which is a pretty good deal for wine and tapas.
You can call (215)625-2450 to make reservations.
UPDATE: This event is now sold out. Amada says to stay tuned for the next one.
On Thursday, February 26, South Philadelphia Tap Room is hosting a pop-up tasting menu with Austrian winemaker Markus Huber. Chef de cuisine Mark Regan is taking over the kitchen and will be creating a special menu to reflect the traditional flavors of an Austrian Heuriger (a wine bar, more or less).
Y’all really know a good thing when you see it, eh? Two weeks ago, when I posted about the new Run the Vineyards 3.2.1. Challenge coming to Kutztown’s Blair Vineyards on July 13th—a race that combines a yoga session with an obstacle course and wine-tasting at the finish line—our readers pretty much went bananas. In fact, I ran into race director Ken Culbertson at an event last night and he said the Challenge, a first-time event for his race management company, Good Day for a Run, sold out in 10 days. Now that’s impressive people.
Starting this Thursday, September 20th and continuing every week, Chez Georges at Le Bec Fin will be holding a series of wine tastings for just $40 a person. Head sommelier Philippe Sauriat will choose a new set of wines based around a theme each week while chef Walter Abrams will prepare canapes to pair with the wines.
This week’s theme is old versus new world Syrah and Sauriat will be on hand to educate his guests on the 4-6 wines that they will be tasting. The tasting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sub $100 cost-certainty at Le Be Fin, we’ll be checking it out.
To get in on the action call 215-567-1000.
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