In a Worlds… | The Raleigh’s Tale of Two Vineyards Wine Dinner



It’s time for Restaurant Michael Schwartz’s August wine dinner to unfold in the Raleigh’s Tiger Room featuring Tenuta Tignanello and Antica Napa Valley vineyards.  On Saturday the 15th, Eric Larkee and Bradley Herron have a tale of two worlds as much as a tale of two producers on their hands.  Let’s let the wine director explain:

“In a nutshell, when sommeliers speak of old and new world, they’re talking about wines from France and Italy, older wine-making cultures – older, period – versus the newer traditions of Australia, South and North America,” Larkee says. “I think the big take away here, especially from the courses paired with one of each wine, will be personal preference.  An exercise in understanding your own palate.”

After a few tray passed canapes and welcome aperitif, guests will experience four courses paired with six wines for $95, plus tax and gratuity.  CLICK HERE for tickets. Seating is limited!

So where does Larkeeland fall in this dichotomy?  “Somewhere around the Canary Islands…”

Aperitif and Passed Canapes
Col de Salici Spumante Brut Rosé de salici’ NV

Local Yellow Jack Crudo
fish sauce vinaigrette, basil, crispy onion
Antica Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013

Homemade Ricotta and Porcini Mushroom Tortellini
shaved mushrooms, herbs, porcini-parmigiano nage
Marchesi Antinori, Chianti Classico Riserva ‘Marchese Antinori – Tenuta Tignanello’ 2011
Antica Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Pan-Roasted Grass-fed Beef Filet
crisp polenta, creamed kale, brandy and green peppercorn reduction
Marchesi Antinori ‘Tignanello’ 2012
Antica Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Townsend vineyard’ 2012


Salted Caramel Pot de Crème
hazelnut wafers
Marchesi Antinori, Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2003
Grappa di Tiganello

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