I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events.
1) On Friday, April 27, from 7pm–10pm, Chef Daniel Bruce and Chef de Cuisine Keith Bombaugh invite guests to a four-course Burgundy Wine Dinner at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar. They will present a four-course dinner paired with a variety of Burgundies from producers including Domaine Gracieux Chevalier, Domaine Michel Lafarge, Etienne Sauzet Vineyards, Domaine de Courcel, and Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur.
The special menu, created by Founder of the Boston Wine Festival and Chef Daniel Bruce showcases the best in local spring ingredients with expertly paired with wines from top Burgundy vineyards. Chef Daniel Bruce and Chef de Cuisine Keith Bombaugh will lead guests through the culinary journey, with the full menu including:
Crispy Squash Blossom
Dom. Gracieux Chevalier Cremant de Bourgogne
Scallop, Kombu Butter, Pousse-Pieds
2015 Dom. Lafarge Bourgogne Aligote Rasins Dores
Époisse Ravioli, Compressed Apple, Green Garlic
2010 Etienne Sauzet Bourgogne Blanc La Truffera
Lamb Pithivier, Ramps, Spinach
2010 Dom. de Courcel Pommard Clos Epenots
Cheese Delice de Bourgogne
2011 Gros Frere Haut Côte de Nuit Villages
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite for $190 per person.
2) CHOPPS American Bar and Grill and Executive Chef Steve Zimei invite guests to explore Italian wines with a special wine dinner on Friday, April 27, at 6:30pm. Guests will be transported to Italy for the evening, exploring Italian wine regions through a multi-course menu, presented by Executive Chef Steve Zimei. The evening features a reception with passed hors d'oeuvres followed by a three course menu with expert Italian wine pairings from Pio Cesare (Piedmont), Jermann (Friuli-Venezia Giulia), Renato Ratti (Piedmont), Argiano (Tuscany), and Il Poggione (Tuscany).
The full menu for the evening is as follows:
Passed Hors d'Oeuvres
2016 PIO CESARE CORTESE DI GAVI, PIEDMONT, ITALY
Salmon Crudo (Preserved lemon, radish, spring peas, bacon, smoked yogurt)
2014 CHARDONNAY JERMANN ‘DREAMS’, DELLA VENEZIA, ITALY
Dry Rubbed Pineland Farms Ribeye (Pepperonata, farro, salsa verde)
2013 BAROLO RENATO RATTI ‘MARCENESCO’, PIEDMONT, ITALY
2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO ARGIANO, TUSCANY, ITALY
Semolina Budino (Rhubard and Mint Marmaleta)
2016 VIN SANTO IL POGGIONE, TUSCANY, ITALY
Seats are available for $95 per person (inclusive of tax & gratuity). Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 781-221-6643 directly to book seats. A credit card is needed to secure a reservation.
I've been to their wine dinners and they are excellent experiences, with ample delicious food and wine. I highly recommend you check out this wine dinner.