Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Great Wines In Grand Houses: Nantucket Food & Wine Festival


Nantucket Island is renowned for its natural beauty, stunning architecture, cosmopolitan fare, and, of course, its 19th century role as a whaling community. From May 13-17, 2009, the world's historic whaling capital will become the nation's wine capital during the 13th annual Nantucket Wine Festival.

"...the Festival...has become one of the best wine events in the nation, with some of the finest global wine talent on hand every year...." (Quarterly Review of Wines, Spring 2008)

We have had the honor of being invited down this year to participate in 2 separate events. The first will be on Thursday May 14, 2009 The Ninth Annual Nantucket Wine Festival Harbor Gala This is sure to be the event of the season! The Gala will be held at the White Elephant on Thursday, May 14th, 2009, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
We are featuring Black Mission Figs with Foie Gras Mousse our wine partner this year is Dolce Wine or better known as liquid gold!

On Friday we are cooking for a small group of 20 people for an event known as Great Wines In Grand Houses, on Friday night there will be dinners throughout the island in grand mansions. We have the pleasure of pairing our food with wines from the portfolio of the human dynamo known as Jorge Ordonez, a Spanish Wine Maker, importer and by far the most influential man in Spanish wine today. The menu is below.

Passed Hors Dourves
Olive Oil marinated Salt Dried Tuna
Brandada de Bacalao
Pig Trotter Croquetas
Pintxo of Foie Gras
Chorizo & Chocolate on Toast
2007 Botani
muscatel seco

Amuse
Maine Lobster Consommé
liquid center queso manchengo sphere

First Course
Razor Clams Escabeche
citrus, passion fruit , Las Brisas olive oil powder
2008 Shaya
Verdejo

Second Course
Braised Baby Octopus
organic tomato & garbanzo bean stew, morcilla blood sausage
2006 Mas De Can Blau
2004 Remirez de Ganuza

Third Course
Kobe Style Wagyu Flank Steak
summer truffle & quail egg ravioli, cetas, foie gras sauce
2006 El Nido Jumilla

Cheese Course
Selection of fine Spanish cheeses
Membrillo, marcona almonds, and fig cake
2006 Aquillon

Dessert Course
Saffron Scented “Flan”
orange fluid gel & edible flowers
2006 Jorge Ordonez & Co.
Victoria #2

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