Summer of Riesling with Grieco & Canora

We are drinking the Kool-Aid because Paul Grieco is pouring.  The Kool-Aid is none other than Riesling, and Paul is the Summer of Riesling’s ringmaster.

You may recall we shared a primer on this grape last July with a little help from our enophilic wunderkind, MGFD sommelier Eric Larkee.  Paul heads up the wine program for chef Marco Canora of Hearth Restaurant and Terroir Wine Bar in New York City, and began Summer of Riesling four years ago because, frankly, who wouldn’t want to toast one of the world’s most versatile whites when it comes to food pairing? All. Summer. Long.

Eric held a Riesling tasting on Saturday, May 21 sampling many of the producers going on the winelist this summer. I sat in -- and tried to keep up!

We are proud to bring the celebration to South Florida for the first time on June 29 at 7:00 p.m. in The Gallery at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink where the hosts with the most, Michael and Eric, throw a kick-off dinner with its most passionate ambassadors, Marco and Paul, featuring:

2 courses by Marco with Paul’s pairings
2 courses by Michael with Eric’s pairings
Dessert by MGFD Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith

$150/person includes a copy of Marco’s Salt to Taste cookbook, tax & gratuity. To reserve, call our reservations line at 305/ 573.5550.

Meet Rieslings from Alsace, Austria, Germany & the brave New World as they meet bone marrow, rabbit ballotine, local fish crudo, duck rilette, freekah, sugar snap peas, mint, smoked trout roe, warm local mango upside down cake, sweet basil ice cream, housemade pasta, and more. Producers on tap include FX Pichler, Weinbach, Ginglinger, Seltz, Veyder-Malberg, Knoll, Chateau Montelena, Chateau Grand Traverse, Brandl, and Christmann.

The Riesling continues to flow all summer at MGFD by the glass and bottle, and we’ll share specific vintages here as we hear about them from Eric. For more information visit

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  1. Pingback: Bienvenidos a Miami, Summer of Riesling. Heard That! | the genuine kitchen

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