Thursday, June 2, 2011

Burgundy Wine Dinner with Steve Pignatiello at Empire State South

"There is no other wine region in the world that gives people fits the way Burgundy does.  Its mysterious terroirs confound as often as they thrill.  I myself have just returned from a dizzying two-week tour of the region, and while I found answers to many of my questions, I also feel that Burgundy is simply a place you have to experience to understand.  Importer Steve Pignatiello of P.Comms International figured that out long ago, and he has dedicated himself to getting to know the people behind some of the most moving wines in Burgundy.  I can't wait to host him at ESS on June 29th and continue to explore the place it seems I only just now left.  Hopefully you can join us, too."

-Steven Grubbs, ESS Wine Director

Burgundy Wine Dinner with Steve Pignatiello at Empire State South
June 29th, 2011, 7 p.m.
$120 per person plus tax and gratuity


Fried squash blossoms stuffed with ricotta with local soybean and cucumber salad and simple romesco
Cremant de Bourgogne, Jean Luc Joillot, NV     

Poached Blue Point oysters with leek sabayon
Bourgogne blanc, Alain Patriarche, ‘La Monatine’, 2009    

Wild king salmon with mashed butter beans, basil broth and pickled ramp compote
Chablis 1er Cru, Francois Servin, ‘Montee de Tonnerre’, 2009  

Poached Poulet Rouge breast with crisp skin, summer squash casserole, and crème fraiche-tarragon jus
Beaune 1er Cru, Gabriel Billard,  ‘Les Epenottes’, 2009          

Beef tenderloin with fried quail egg, summer fricassee of kale, leek, and cherry tomatoes
Chambolle-Musigny, Christian Clerget, 2007             

raspberry tart with buttermilk ice cream

Call ESS at 404-541-1105 for Reservations.
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