Join us for the first of the 2018 Uncorked Wine Pairing Dinners, as we welcome wine expert Italian native Rudy Basile to guide us. He will present the many factors that contribute to the success of the region’s wines – a long history of wine production, a great respect for tradition, a wave of young, dynamic producers who recognize the potential of the local grapes, and the affinity of these charismatic grapes with the terrain.
Chef Jamie Simpson is putting together the menu to balance the experience in the glass with the flavors and textures on the plate. Our viewpoint celebrates the myriad of vegetables from the farm at this moment in time, and shifts the spotlight from the proteins in the dish, the regional affiliations or cultural references that have long been the driver of the wine-pairing decisions. We challenge the perspective of traditional pairings, while playing homage to the sense of place as we play with affinities between the food and wine.