Friday, March 27, 2009

Aura: Lolonis Wine Dinner

Aura restaurant welcomes the pioneer of organic winemaking – Lolonis Winery – for a special wine dinner to kick-off the restaurant’s “earth month.” Join wife of founder, Petros Lolonis, Maureen Lolonis and learn how this immensely popular winery became known for the ladybugs that rid the vineyard of harmful insects. If that’s not enough to get your appetite going, than perhaps, Chef Rachel Klein’s spirited 3-course pairing menu will be:

First Course
Kampachi Crudo with Pineapple-vanilla compote, basil, ginger and hazelnut
Paired with a 2007 Lolonis Fume Blanc, Redwood Valley

Georges Bank Scallop with Baked creamy orzo, wild mushrooms and raclette cheese
Paired with a 2006 Lolonis Chardonnay, Redwood Valley

Second Course
Moulard Duck Breast with Kale, date puree and peppercress
Paired with a 2005 Lolonis Zinfandel, Redwood Valley

Braised Short Rib with Smoked potato puree, Wisconsin blue cheese, black garlic and rocket
Paired with a 2005 Orpheus Petite Sirah, Redwood Valley

Bread and Butter Pudding with Yuzu Marmalade
Paired with a 2002 Lolonis Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc “Eugenia”, Mendocino

WHEN: Wednesday, April 1, at 7pm

COST: $65 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

RESERVATIONS: Required; please call 617-385-4300.

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