When there is occasion worth toasting, try Dr. Loosen, Riesling Sekt, Germany NV instead of champagne.
A standout value in the sparkling category on our wine list at MGFD, it’s what we’re whipping out on July 17 to toast guest chef Bradley Herron’s recognition as a 2012 Eater Young Gun, as one of the pairings for his passed snacks at Riesling Pizzeria.
With a nose of fresh cut green apple and elderflower, this Sekt (or sparkling) comes from the world-renowned Loosen wine estate in Germany on the steep, slate-soil vineyards of the Mosel region. The resulting wine offers a beautifully weighted, delicate palate with a juicy touch of sweetness left to balance its naturally brisk acidity. Drink it alone as a celebratory aperitif, or with us at the start of a great evening. Bradley’s full menu is now available below, complete with a Riesling vinegar he’s been aging for several weeks to our delight. Get your tickets here while they last!
Clam & Bacon Arancini
Crispy Rock Shrimp, pickled okra, spicy remoulade
Pickled Beef Tongue, horseradish cream, frisee, chive
Pizza, ripened cheese, caramelized onion, arugula
Dr. Loosen, Sekt, Germany NV
Wagner Vineyards, Estate Sparkling, Finger Lakes, New York NV
Peach & Burrata
arugula, pistachio radish Riesling vinaigrette
Cono Sur, Valle Central, Chile 2010
Trimbach, Alsace, France 2009
Sweet and Sour Local Kingfish
riesling vinegar, cold rice noodle salad
Anne Amie, Estate, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2011
Peter Jakob- Kühn, Quarzit, Rheingau, Germany 2010
local vegetables, mango chutney, fennel giardiniera, fruit mostarda, hot sauce, flatbread
Chateau Grand Traverse, Lot 49, Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan 2010
Hiedler, Urgestein, Kamptal, Austria 2009
Moroccan Apricot Cobbler
ice cream served family-style
Mission Hill, Reserve Icewine, Okanagan Valley BC VQA, Canada 2010
Dr. H. Thanisch, Bernkasteler Doctor, Auslese, Mosel, Germany 2009