At WineDineWithUs, we’re longtime fans of wine dinners. For us, the auspicious marriage of food and wine is the raison d’etre of the table. And now, new for 2013 Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is offering a series of four wine dinners that promise to be outstanding. Rather than focusing on a single producer as many wine dinners do, these dinners will each focus on a specific region. Napa, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Northern Italy will all be celebrated with outstanding wines from each locale and food inspired by the wines. To preview the series, an event featuring a tasting of the wines which will be served at each dinner was coordinated by CM Communications and the management of Del Frisco’s. Both media and patrons of Del Frisco’s were invited to this complimentary tasting with the opportunity to sign up for the dinners, a prudent move since each dinner is limited to forty attendees. Under the leadership of Jay Foster, Director of Wine, and his team of sommeliers, each dinner will be an interactive educational experience – particulars about the wine region and each wine drunk will be presented – a most painless way to get a wine education.
Del Frisco’s bona fides? The steakhouse has a cellar comprising 1300 labels and 10,000 bottles and has been awarded with the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for its wine list. We were impressed with the wines being offered – particularly Kermit Lynch’s collaborative Chablis “Les Truffières”, Pieropan “La Rocca”, Chateau Deyrem Valentin and Nickel and Nickel CC Ranch Cabernet. The dinners are priced at $100++ and reservations are required. The first dinner celebrating Napa Valley is March 22nd. More info/details about the “World of Wine” dinner series at Del Frisco’s can be accessed at the restaurant’s website.
The menu for the Napa evening is worth perusing (and savoring) –
1st – Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc
Green chile braised pheasant enchilada, blood orange, queso fresco
2nd – Rombauer Cabernet
Applewood smoked pork belly confit, caramelized granny Smith grits, cardamom-sage jus.
3rd – Nickel and Nickel CC Ranch Cabernet
Australian lamb ribeye, local goat cheese bread pudding, wild berry lamb demi,watercress.
4th – Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet
Prosciutto wrapped filet mignon, foie gras, russet-sweet potato gratin
Dessert – Dolce by Far Niente
Lemon cupcake with lavender meringue.
(Vintages to be confirmed around the date of the dinner)