1340 4th Street NE courtesy Masseria
Ed. Note: I’m gonna share this comment from Irving Streete left after the champagne lounge post because it is amazing.
“Sometimes I feel as though I’m living in (or ubering towards) Wiemar Germany or one of Gatsby’s parties — a glorious burst of self-conscious decadence before the whole house of cards collapses. I guess there’s nothing to do except put my assets into overseas gold, decide between Beluga and Ossetra, and see what vintages of Grand Dame they have on the fizz list. Maybe buy a cake to leave out for the peasants on the way home.”
Ed. Note too: Don’t get me wrong, if I had $375 or really $750 floating around, I’d be here in a heartbeat. Damn you daycare for two…
From a press release:
“Only 30 seats are available for this exclusive al fresco dinner set beneath Masseria’s enchanting pergola. The dinner is $375 per person, all-inclusive, and will begin at 7PM. Come raise a glass to a good harvest!
The Italian wine harvest gets underway in early autumn, and to celebrate this event that is so central to Italian gastronomy, Chef Nicholas Stefanelli is establishing an annual Harvest Dinner at Masseria, that will showcase a different Italian winemaker each year. The inaugural Harvest Dinner will take place Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in partnership with the venerable Antinori Estate.
continues after the jump including a look at the menu.
For six centuries and 26 generations, the Antinori family has made wines on their ancestral lands in Tuscany and Umbria. Renowned for its classic Chiantis and credited with creating the first Super Tuscans on the market, the Estate prides itself on honoring its heritage while taking an innovative approach to growing and producing throughout Italy. Masseria is pleased to welcome to the dinner Antinori’s U.S. Commercial Director and Brand Ambassador, the Florence-born Niccolo Maltinti.
Stefanelli’s menu will reflect the start of Italy’s white truffle and game season with autumnal ingredients in abundance. Each of the five courses paired with an Antinori wine marries the constant philosophy of Stefanelli, “A menu that reflects a firm expression in our passion for viticulture and artisanal cuisine.”
Fall Vegetable Salad
Paired with: Guado al Tasso, Vermentino, Italy, Tuscany, 2014
Southern Italian Fish Stew
Paired with: Cervaro della Sala, Chardonnay, Italy, Umbria, 2006
Cavatelli, Scamorza, White Truffle, Rosemary
Paired with: Tiganello, Sangiovese blend, Italy, Tuscany, 2006
Roasted Pork in the Style of the Puglian Butcher, Chickpeas, Mushrooms
Paired with a side-by-side comparison of two vintages of Solaia!
Solaia, Cabernet blend, Italy, Tuscany, 2006 and 2012
Biscotti Bavarese, Saba, Figs, Spice-Candied Almonds
Paired with: Vin Santo, Antinori, Italy, Tuscany, 2011″