Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. **********************************************************
1) The Chefs Table Foundation and The Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, both non-profit organizations, have partnered to bring the Neighborhood Cooking Tours of Jamaica Plain, a culinary tour of Jamaica Plain. The Chefs’ Table Series TV Show will film the chefs of four restaurants teaching a live audience how to cook a delicious dish. Proceeds from each cooking tour will benefit the non-profits. These events will take place at the Loring-Greenough House, at 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain.

Guest will watch co-host & trained chef Joe Murphy cook along with the featured chef of the week, enjoy a wine pairing, tasting of the chef’s dish, and be part of a live studio taping of The Chefs’ Table Series. A raffle will also be part of the festivities.

These events will take place on Mondays in June, starting at 6:15pm:
June 9th: The Haven
June 16th: Sanctuary
June 23rd: Bella Luna Restaurant & The Milky Way Lounge
June 30th: El Oriental de Cuba
Menus will be announced on website.

Tickets are $40 per person, and must be purchased in advance. There are no food substitutions. All guests must be in their seats by 6:15pm. All electronic devices must be turned off so not to interfere with the sound and filming of the show. It is estimated that the taping of the cooking segment, wine pairing, opening of the show, and guests enjoying wine and food will be 2 hours the most.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting: or by calling 617-323-0670.

2) On June 10, at 6:30pm, Legal Sea Foods in Park Square will host a wine dinner with Sonoma-Cutrer. Since the vineyard’s inception in 1973, Sonoma-Cutrer has been producing wine. Its foundation is built in the hillsides and rocky foothills in the region recognized as the Sonoma Coast Appellation. The region experiences long, even growing, seasons thanks to the cool, foggy coastal climate. Today, Sonoma-Cutrer’s flagship wine, Russian River Ranches, is one of the most requested Chardonnays in America.

Legal Sea Foods will team up with Winemaking Director, Mick Schroeter, to host an exclusive four-plus-course dinner paired with his selections from the Sonoma-Cutrer vine. The menu will be presented as follows:

Citrus Swordfish, Green Apple, Orange Glaze
Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp, Aged Balsamic Glaze
Salt Cod Cakes, Lemon, Saffron Aioli
Sonoma-Cutrer “Russian River Ranches” Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, 2012
Yuzu Halibut Filet (Citrus, Watercress, Cucumber Salad, Honey-Mint Vinaigrette)
Sonoma-Cutrer “Les Pierres” Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, 2011
Braised Alaskan King Crab Legs (Fried Enoki Mushrooms, Baby Mache)
Sonoma-Cutrer “Founders Reserve” Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, 2003
Hickory Wood Grilled Wild Salmon (Green Puy Lentil Ragout, Porcini à la Bordelaise)
Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 2011
Anjou Pear Crostata (Honey Mascarpone Cheese, Marcona Almonds)
Sonoma-Cutrer “Late Harvest” Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, 2012

COST: $95 per person (excludes tax & gratuity)
Reservation required by calling 617-530-9397

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