Upcoming Events: Macerated Wines and Pop-Up Dinners
On Monday, March 10, Batanga will host a Saint Arnold Beer Dinner featuring five beers from the brewery. This $60 event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a "Meet & Greet" over cod fritters, mushroom croquettes and Brazilian-style sausage, linguiça. Munch on these small bites while you sip on Saint Arnold's Brown Ale and Icon Red. Next, Batanga will serve two dinner entrees, beginning with pan-seared Gulf snapper with Cuban-style white beans, crispy plantains coated in a variety of spices and sofrito, all paired with Weedwacker. The second plate of food includes roast lamb belly, garlic-infused pureed potatoes, crispy mushrooms and chimichurri, paired with Endeavour IPA 2. The dessert features a Venezuelan dark chocolate cake with Angel's Envy Batanga private stock bourbon, tropical fruit, papaya and toasted coconut, all paired with the special brew, Bishop's Barrel No.3. Reserve your spot simply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling Batanga.
Photo by Troy Fields Enjoy crispy plantains from Batanga with your Saint Arnold beer.
Osteria Mazzantini will offer "Flights & Bites" every Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Each Wednesday night, the restaurant will offer a flight of wine or spirits specifically paired with bites of food for $20. The flights and bites will change based on that week's theme. March 12 will feature whiskey from Herman Marshall out of Dallas; March 19 will feature orange wines, or macerated white wines, which include some grape skins, giving them a darker hue.
On Thursday, March 13, Ruth's Chris Steak House will celebrate Penfolds' release of the new bin of wine from Penfolds, BIN 9, at 7 p.m. The night will include a five-course dinner featuring wines from a variety of other Penfolds BINS, including the BIN 9 Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia. The first course begins with a coconut-lemongrass red curry shrimp dish paired with BIN 51 Riesling from Eden Valley, followed by butternut squash bisque and BIN 311 Chardonnay from Tumbarumba. The third course includes slow-braised lamb and eggplant roulade with BIN 8 Cabernet Shiraz from South Australia, followed by the BIN 9 Cabernet Sauvignon with a six-ounce filet served with bacon-shallot-coffee jam. The night concludes with a blue cheese soufflé with a bittersweet chocolate-dipped pretzel and BIN 128 Shiraz from Coonawarra. Reserve your spot at this five-course wine dinner for $95.
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