BENANTI WINEMAKER DINNER

Friday, August 31st, 2018

The Benanti family has been tending to some of Sicily’s oldest vines since Giuseppe Benanti began expanding the grape acreage of his father’s farm in the late 1890s. Despite the winery’s limited production, Benanti is among the most well-known of Etna’s producers, thanks to being one of the earliest pioneers in the region. The Grecale, a Mediterranean wind from the northeast, blows more or less continually, giving the wines a trademark saltiness and acidity which pairs perfectly with Mourad’s cuisine!

We invite you to join us in exploring the complexity of Benanti’s current releases and library selections paired alongisde an exclusive menu curated by Chef Mourad.

OYSTER  kombu . ponzu
PANISSE  lebni . roe 
GOUGERE  goat cheese . harissa
NV Benanti ‘Noblesse’ Metodo Classico Brut Etna, Sicily, Italy

SQUASH  cucumber . olive . fresno . preserved lemon
2016 Benanti Etna Bianco, Sicily, Italy

SMOKED STURGEON PAVE  caviar . avocado . citrus
2013 Benanti ‘Pietra Marina’ Etna Bianco Superiore, Sicily, Italy
2009 Benanti ‘Pietra Marina’ Etna Bianco Superiore, Sicily, Italy

SHORT RIB  plum . beet. succulents . ras el hanout
COUSCOUS  brown butter
KALE  olive . harissa
2010 Rovitello Etna Rosso, Sicily, Italy
2004 Rovitello Etna Rosso, Sicily, Italy

BRONCHA  blackberry . marash . honey . seeded bread
2002 Serra della Contesssa, Etna Rosso, Sicily, Italy

*menu accompaniments subject to change

$350 per person

four course dinner & wine pairing
tax and gratuity included in ticket price

The evening starts with a passed canapé reception at 6pm in our Boardroom.
Seated dinner service will begin at 6:30pm.