A few announcements have hit my email for wine dinners in the next few weeks that look intriguing. Here are a few opportunities to taste around town.
May is Oregon wine month…who knew? Celebrate one of the best as Grace Restaurant hosts Domaine Serene on May 24th for the unveiling of the new Domaine Serene Grand Cheval. From what I understand it is a blend of their stunning Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with Syrah, a beef and potatoes wine with complexity and character. Domaine Serene Southeast Sales Manager, Ginger Dollins, will be on hand to walk guests through the tasting of Domaine Serene’s beautiful wines paired with a succulent menu prepared by Chef Blaine Staniford. More information and reservations available at 817-877-3388. Full menu and pairings here. If you can’t make it out to Ft. Worth on the 24th join Master Sommelier Melissa Monosoff at Maximo Cocina Mexicanafor an Orin Swift wine dinner featuring the racy, interesting blends the winery has become known for – Prisoner, Abstract, Mannequin and Papillion. Call 972-233-5656 for reservations.
The monthly “come as you are” wine dinner at The Grape will always please a wine loving palate. May 30th Chef/Owner Brian Luscher and Sommelier/GM Courtney Luscher welcome Travis James from Favorite Brands for the introduction of the new wines from Pierre Henri Morel, longtime winery manager for Michel Chapoutier in the Chateauneuf du Pape region of the Southern Rhone Valley. As always you can come any time you like between 5:30 and 9, and the pairings are always spot on and delicious. Call 214-828-1981 for reservations.
If your spirit of choice is vodka Wednesday is your lucky day. From 6p-8p on the 23rd at Sigel’s – Greenville 75 distinct and different vodkas from around the world will be available to try and buy at discounted prices. Reservations required, 214-739-4012.