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.