The "Not-Just Riesling" Riesling Dinner at Tocqueville, on Sunday, May 22nd, will showcase a number of German wines from small family producers, many of which have never before been available in the U.S.
Savio Soares, Tocqueville's consulting sommelier, will speak about each of the producers, their wines, winemaking history (some go back more than 10 generations) and philosophy. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to meet Inge von Geldern from Weingut Kirsten in Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, who will be talking about some of the wines.
Tocqueville is the first U.S. restaurant to feature several of these rieslings from the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Mittlerhein and Rheingau regions, as well as a lightly sparkling scheurebe from Rheinhessen and pinot noir from Pfalz from the exceptional vintages of 2003, 2002 and 2001.
Dinner starts at 5:30pm with passed hors d?oeuvres and the sparkling Scheurebe, giving guests the opportunity to meet and chat with Savio Soares and Inge von Geldern.
It is $150 per person, including tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made at 212-647-1515.
Tocqueville is located at 15 East 15th Street.
Five-Course Menu, exemplifying the versatility of German wines - designed by chef/owner Marco Moreira, Chef de Cuisine George Mendes and Pastry Chef Ryan Butler:
Taylor bay scallop ceviche with grapefruit
Curried jumbo lump crab salad on papadum
Grilled peasant bruschetta with tomato, basil, and black olive
Spring sweet pea soup
Wild striped bass with wilted and pickled ramps, Oregon morels
early garlic coulis
Hudson valley squab and caramelized foie gras custard with smoked
beluga lentils, baby carrots and cocoa
Selection of mature cheeses
Banana panna cotta with rhubarb compote and strawberries
Added by mstcreative on April 29, 2005