It’s finally here! Rose season is fully underway with each week’s deliveries increasing our pink ranks. While we are super excited about our upcoming Rose Crawl (Thursday, June 5th, details soon), we are pleased to announce a Rose Class with special guest David Witkowsky of Potomac Selections.
We’ll taste a number of roses, from palest delicate salmon to rich & fruity garnet to funky & oxidized styles from all over Europe. Of course they’re all dry but you knew that!
FIVE-COURSE PIEDMONT, ITALY BEER DINNER TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH, 6:30PM WITH B.UNITED IMPORTER RON FISCHER
Join us Tuesday April 8th for a celebration of the “other” beverage of Piemonte–BEER! No, we’re not talking about Peroni. Some of the most exciting beers are coming out of a new, exploding scene in northern Italy right now. We’re talking about rare, crazy-complex, wild-wild-west brews from a region better known for truffles and ageworthy reds. Beer veteran and super fan Ron Fischer of B. United Imports will be on hand to guide us through these beauties along with special pairings from Chef Mike.
If you are a fan of wild yeast, gypsy brewers, ancient zymurgy, flemish sours or barrel aging, you owe it to yourself to sign up!
Birra Baladin “Isaac” (light, citrusy blanche)
baked mozzarella piccata
Grado Plato “Strada S. Felice” (amber brewed with chestnuts)
chestnut spaetzle with peas, poached egg, serrano ham jus
grilled veal sweetbreads with olive butter-poached tuna, fennel salad
barley risotto with hazelnuts, scallion, brown butter
Grado Plato “Cantus Caeli” (beer-wine-mead hybrid aged in oak)
duck confit with currant jam, duck fat potatoes, honey gastrique
Tickets are $70 per person (all-inclusive with tax & tip) and can be purchased here:
Come explore wine from the Mighty Mountains of France between Burgundy & Switzerland, as paired with their natural foil, Alpine-style cheeses from France, Italy & Pennsylvania!
Thurs March 20th 6-7:30pm $40 per person
Using basic skills of Deductive Tasting everyone can learn to guess like a pro! We’ll get you well on your way to discerning grape variety, country/region of origin. Later modules will tackle even more subtle challenges…
Tues March 11th 6pm-7pm $25 per person
Join us as we celebrate the famous Bacari Veneziani–Venetian Wine Bars. Chef Mike will prepare a series of classic bites & small plates to pair with wines of the Veneto (and of course Un “Spritz“). More of a wine party than a wine dinner, you’ll still learn about the region and pairings but in a way more laid back atmosphere. Tickets are $75 prepaid & ALL-INCLUSIVE.Feb 27th, 2014 6:30-8:30pm
Piave Vecchio bites
Venetian Spritz (Adami Prosecco “Garbel” + Cappelletti)
tuna tartare with hard-cooked eggs, capers & aioli
marinated squid salad with kale, garlic, chickpeas
Dal Maso 2012 Gambellara Ca’Fischele
crispy Fontina with seared cauliflower, parsley, lemon
chicken liver mousse on grilled polenta with chicken fat-stewed onions
Corte Majoli 2012 Valpolicella
beef & potato meatballs with orange peel & fennel seed, served with fennel-tomato sauce
Zonta 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon “Due Santi”
chocolate roll with roasted nuts & whipped
coffee (plus a special surprise)
We are offering (in addition to our regular menu) a special walk-in St. Valentine’s menu Feb 14th, 15th and 16th, available from 5pm to 9:30pm
reservations are accepted for parties of 5 or more
v denotes vegetarian, g denotes gluten free, g/o denotes gluten free optional
$35 per person (optional all-Italian wine pairing $20)
buratta with sundried tomato-pistachio pesto & grilled billy bread v g/o
2012 Durin Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente (Liguria)
grilled hanger steak with fennel-potato gratin, tarragon & lobster butter g
2010 Poppiano Riserva Colli Fiorentini (Tuscany)
parsnip risotto with broccoli rabe, pickled ramps, espelette pepper, chives v/g
2012 St. Pauls St. Maddalena (Alto Adige)
dark chocolate-mascarpone mousse with blood orange sauce & shortbread crumble v g/o
2012 Sant’Evasio Brachetto d’Acqui (Piedmont)
to taste all five bottlings*
Meet the Winemaker: Quentin Paillard
…all night long we’ll also be featuring all 5 wines by the glass at Secco Wine Bar!