Aujourd’hui hosts another batch of their wine-focused Tuesday night get togethers, Epicurean Evenings. Every week, chef de cuisine William Kovel and sommelier Brick Loomis pair three light courses with three themed wines. The gatherings, which have proven to be a great way to mix and mingle with fellow wine enthusiasts, cost $45 per person and get underway at 6:00pm. Call 617.351.2037 to make your reservations.
Tuesday, April 24th – Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Bone up on your knowledge of Greek wines – the whites invoke the Mediterranean seaside and reds are sun-dappled dark beauties.
Tuesday, May 1st – J Vineyards
Try Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and a lovely Pear Eaux-de-Vie from the Russian River Valley along with some dazzling California cuisine.
Tuesday, May 8th – Wake Up, Little Sushi
Pairing fresh fish and cold sake – Loomis pours three premium artisan sakes to be paired with Kovel’s interpretations of classic Japanese sushi.
Tuesday, May 15th – Inman Family Vineyards
Kathleen Inman, owner and winemaker of Inman Family Vineyards in the Russian River Valley, joins us with her crisp, bright Pinot Gris, a sumptuous Pinot Noir and an unbelievable late-harvest Pinot Gris from her Olivet Grange Vineyard.
Tuesday, May 22nd – La Strada del Vino, Sardinia
Sardinia is the most remote and other-worldly area of the Mediterranean full of amazing but unfamiliar grapes like Nuragus, Cannonau and Malvasia. Enjoy them paired with Sardinian cuisine, heavily influenced by Spain and North Africa.
Tuesday, May 29th – La Strada del Vino, Sicily
Sicily’s sunny climate grows huge crops of citrus, capers, olives and… grapes. Explore a crisp, zesty white Inzolia, a spicy, rich Nero d’Avola and an exotic, sweet Passito di Pantelleria. Sicily also boasts the only serious dessert culture in Italy, so save room for cannolis.