Hmm … that makes it sound like you’ll be having German winemakers for dinner. In truth, they’ll be having dinner with you at Bouquet in Covington. I don’t post too many special events lately, but I happen to be a huge (HUGE!) fan of Johannes Leitz and of the Nikolaihof biodynamic estate. If we hadn’t just replaced a lot of plumbing in my house and brakes on my car, Kevin & I would quickly shell out the money to go to this. Instead, I’m writing about it.
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar will be hosting a German and Austrian Winemaker Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 20. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a champagne reception, followed by a five-course gourmet dinner at 7 p.m. prepared by chef Stephen Williams.
In attendance will be German winemakers Johannes Selbach of Selbach-Oster, Harald Hexamer of Weingut Hexamer and Johannes Leitz of Weingut Leitz, along with Austrian winemaker Christine Saahs of Nikolaihof. All of the featured winemakers, as well as wine experts Jeff Hickenlooper of Vintner Select and Nicole Mersmann of Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar, will be available throughout the evening to answer guests’ questions about the showcased wines.
The cost of dinner is $75 per person, including tax and gratuity. Space is limited. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 859-491-7777.
The Winemaker Dinner Menu is as follows:
Nikolaihof 2009 Grüner Veltliner Hefeabzug
Smoked Scallop Crudo
Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr 2009 Riesling Kabinett
Ossabaw Heritage Pork
Weingut Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg 2009 Riesling Quarzit
Duck Stuffed With Braised Rabbit
Sattler 2009 St. Laurent, Neusiedlersee
Duo of Hot and Cold Foie Gras
Weingut Leitz Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz 2009 Riesling Spätlese
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