Friday, June 12, 2009

Bistro 5 & Spirited Gourmet: Wine Dinner June 26

If you love excellent Italian cuisine and fine Italian wine, then you will be interested in an upcoming wine dinner which involves some of my favorites. The Spirited Gourmet in Belmont is hosting their second wine dinner with Bistro 5 in Medford, featuring wines from Vineyard Road Imports.

I love the food at Bistro 5 and selected it as my "Favorite Local Restaurant" of 2008. Vineyard Road is also one of my favorite importers and they have some incredible selections in their portfolio. This wine dinner should be quite an event.

The wine dinner will be held on Friday, June 26th, from 7pm-9pm with a Reception starting at 6:30pm.

The five-course menu includes:

Hamachi Carpaccio with truffle froth and foie gras mousse

Soft Shell Crab with saffron froth, Spanish chorizo and chipotle aioli

House cured boar and duck Salumi with Foie Gras mousse and pear gelee

Lamb Medallions in Barbaresco sauce with sage rosemary and tomato bread pudding

Dessert Tasting

The dinner will be paired with the following wines (and some surprises). I should note that some of these wines are making their debut at this dinner.

NV San Giuseppe Prosecco - Reception wine
2007 La Bella Notte Armonico - Friuli
2005 Vodopivec Vitovska Classica - Friuli
2005 Montaribaldi Barbaresco "Palazzina" - Piedmont
2004 Convento Muri Gries Lagrein "Abtei Muri" - Alto Adige
2006 Oasi Angeli "Kurni" Montepulciano - Abruzzo
1999 Riecine Sangiovese Passito - Tuscany

The dinner costs$100 Per Person (Tax and Gratuity Included). Please call The Spirited Gourmet to make reservations, and do so soon as I am sure this will sell out quickly.

The Spirited Gourmet
448 Common Street
Belmont, MAPhone: 617-489-WINE

Bistro 5
5 Playstead Road
Medford, MA
Phone: 781-395-7464

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