Thursday, May 16, 2024

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I'm back again with a new edition of Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food and drink events. I hope everyone dines out safely, tips well and are nice to their servers.
1) On Tuesday, June 11, at 6:30pm, Abe & Louie’s will welcome the PlumpJack Collection of Wineries to the Back Bay for a night of perfect pairings. The PlumpJack portfolio includes PlumpJack Estate Winery, CADE Estate Winery and Odette Estate Winery which will be featured in a multi-course dinner hosted by Odette’s Head Winemaker, Andrew Haugen. The collection of celebrated Napa Valley wineries – specializing in cabernet, sauvignon blanc, syrah and beyond – have their own unique style that pay homage to their Estate Vineyards resulting in wines crafted in harmony with nature.

Hosted in “Louie Louie” – the second level dining room overlooking Boylston Street – Haugen will team up with Abe & Louie’s executive chef, Mark Mariano, in presenting a curated menu designed for the cuisine and wine to balance well. During the reception, the 2022 CADE Sauvignon Blanc will be complemented by the chef’s selection of canapes. The first course is ahi tuna crudo with avocado crema and mango chutney paired with a 2022 PlumpJack Reserve Chardonnay. Moving to the entrée, oenophiles will sip two wines from the collection – the 2021 PlumpJack Cabernet Sauvignon and 2019 Odette Cabernet Sauvignon – while indulging in a prime angus sirloin with bordelaise, truffled potato croquette and wilted spinach. For dessert, there’s a key lime pie panna cotta with a Graham cracker crumble and Chantilly cream served alongside the 2014 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance, a sweet wine from South Africa.

COST: $265 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)
RESERVE: Reservations required in advance via Tock. This event is reserved for ages 21+ with proper ID.

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