Things are pretty casual during Wine Monday at L’Espalier — it’s a relaxed tradition (for the otherwise refined establishment) that began back in 2002. Each week, chef Frank McClelland puts together a five-course tasting menu that pairs with a selection of wines, which are either seasonally-inspired or themed around wine regions or varietals. On Monday, October 22nd, they’re paying tribute to the changing of the leaves with a Harvest Dinner at 7:00pm. Be one of the first peeps to taste dishes that’ll show up on the spot’s prix fixe menu later on, and chat with other wine enthusiasts who are equally as excited about trying new sips.
Guest speaker Cory Bunnewith from Huneeus Wines will be on-site ready to answer your questions as well. Alongside one of L’Espalier’s sommeliers, he’ll share details about what you’re drinking and why it pairs so well with the matched up dishes. Take a peek at the full menu below, and if you’re interested in booking yourself a place at the dinner table (cost is $110 per person), then call 617.262.3023.
Concord grape, mackerel and fennel
2016 Illumination Sauvignon Blanc
Salad of spiced pumpkin, heirloom apple, “Frank’s” greens, mille-feuille and black truffle goat cheese sandwich with pomegranate, Champagne, truffle vinaigrette
2016 Flowers, Sonoma Coast, Chardonnay
Black bass, pork belly and clams with smoked potatoes, butternut squash puree, celery root with Pinot Noir braised leek jus
2014 Benton-Lane, Willamette Valley, First Class, Pinot Noir
Roasted lamb loin crepinette in caponata with cèpe , roasted sumac carrots and cavatelli
2014 Faust, The Pact, Napa
Sickel pear hibiscus tarte Tatin, Fall raspberry goat’s milk ice cream
2015 Quintessa, Rutherford, Napa