Who is ready for a trip to the Greek Islands or a vacation in the cultural mecca of mainland Greece? I am, but my euros are not! Instead, I’ll be attending a Greek Wine Dinner at Chicago’s 2 Sparrows which is hosting their first food and beverage dinner of 2013 on Friday, January 18. You can join me, too!
The dinner will highlight some of the highest regarded winemakers brought to the United States by Ted Diamantis of Diamond Wine Importers. Ted will also be on hand to educate guests on each featured wine and winery. The five course menu by Chef Gregory Ellis will be served with a complementing wine and includes the following:
2011 Domaine Skouras Moscofilero, Peloponnese
Whitefish, tomato, onion, kalamata olive, celery root, lemon
2011 Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini
Sweetbreads, black eyed peas, garlic, red pepper, oregano
2008 Domaine Karyday Xinomavro, Naoussa
2008 Alpha Estate “Hedgehog Vineyard” Xinomavro, Amyndeon
Lamb, wild mushrooms, couscous, chickpeas
2010 Domaine Skouras Saint George, Nemea
2007 Domaine Skouras “Grand Cuve” Aghiorghitiko, Nemea
Olive oil cake, green cardamom, orange
2004 Domaine Sigalas “Vinsanto,” Santorini
The Greek Wine Dinner is priced at $70 per guest, exclusive of tax and gratuity, and begins at 7pm. The evening promises to be fun and educational thanks to unique pours and traditional Greek flavors. If you can attend or would like more information, please contact Sarah Sackett at Isabelli Media Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Doesn’t this sound fantastic? I hope to see you at 2 Sparrows on January 18th!!
Opa! ~ Cindy
And of course, I’ll be writing about the *wine* and food pairings!!