Wine Dinner with Maine Magazine Food Editor Joe Ricchio on March 5th
Wednesday, March 5th: Wine Dinner with Joe Ricchio
In addition to the Maine Restaurant Week tasting menu, on Wednesday, March 5th Natalie’s will host a wine dinner with Maine Magazine food editor Joe Ricchio. The dinner, created by Ricchio In collaboration with Natalie’s Executive Chefs Chris Long and Shelby Stevens, includes a special five-course tasting menu featuring fresh shellfish and meats with expertly selected wine pairings.
Highlights of the evening include the first course, a butter poached snow crab with fennel, grapefruit and radish, paired with the NV Vilarnau Cava Brut from Spain; the third course of caramelized onion agnolotti with a sunchoke pepita pesto and pecorino, paired with a full-bodied 2010 Argyros Atlantis Red from Santorini, and the final extraordinary course will be a chocolate pot de crème with sour cherry gel, rehydrated cherries, coffee soil and basil, paired with a glass from the Rare Historic Series Boston Bual Madeira, Portugal. This unforgettable tasting menu and wine pairing, as seen in full at the bottom of this release, costs $99 per person.
Joe Ricchio, who documents his culinary exploits on his web series, Off The Wagon, has been published in the London Guardian, Bon Appetit, and Vice. In addition to writing, he also manages the sake bar at Miyake in Portland.
Call for reservations 207 236 7008 or visit our website.
Natalie’s Wine Dinner with Joe Ricchio Tasting Menu
Butter poached Snow Crab with Fennel, Grape
fruit & Radish
NV Vilarnau Cava Brut, Penedes
Local Oyster served with Smoked Potato, Chorizo, Crème Fraiche &
2011 Huet Le Haut -Lieu Vouvray Sec, Loire Valley
Caramelized Onion Agnolotti with a Sunchoke Pepita Pesto & Pecorino
2010 Argyros Atlantis Red, Santorini
Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Breads, Lentils, Smoked Dates & Mustard
2010 Giles Robin Pappilon Crozes Hermitage, Rhone Valley
Chocolate Pot de Crème, Sour Cherry Gel, Rehydrated Cherries, Coffee Soil & Basil
Rare Historic Series Boston Bual Madeira, Portugal