A taste of Europe Wine Dinner
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Our monthly wine dinner will take us to Germany and Austria to explore sopme traditional varietals of the region.
Austria is celebrated not only for its arts and culture, but also for the quality of its wine, which is subject to some of the strictest laws in Europe. “Will it be any good?” almost isn’t a question in Austria. In the past, you could assume that an Austrian wine would be white, made from either Grüner Veltliner or Riesling grapes, but today the country is also turning out some very appealing reds from Blaufränkish and Zweigelt.
Germany is best known for white wines, particularly Riesling, which thrives in the southwestern part of the country. There are four quality classifications, from lowest to highest they are: Tafelwein (table wine), Landwein (state or country wine), Qualitätswein (quality wine from specified regions) and Prädikatswein (quality wine with special attributes). The higher the quality level, the more restrictions there are concerning geographical boundaries, ripeness levels and yields.
Chef Aj has carefully curated dishes to perfectly pair our delicious wine selections.
1st Course: St Christopher, Riesling
Gorroxa Cheese in Puff Pastry w/ Marcona Almonds, Cinnamon Dust, Fresh Raspberries
2nd Course: Nasti, Gruner Veltliner
Whole Roasted Sardine w/ Peach Confit , Micro Kale, Lemon Oil
3rd Course: Gewǘrz , Gewǘrztraminer
Grilled Pheasant w/ Beet Spatzel, Onions & Peas, Herb Beurre Blanc
4th Course: Prieler Blaufrankisch
Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin w/ German Potato Salad, Cabbage, Apple Horseradish Crème Fraiche
5th Course: Sun Garden, Dornfelder
Plum and Ginger Éclair w/ Vanilla Crème , White Chocolate