Cellar 1954 Wine Dinners

January 11, 2013 | by —LIANA LOZADA | Homepage


Gotham Steak will host the second Cellar 1954 event

On January 22, the Fontainebleau will kick off its new wine and dinner pairing series, Cellar 1954 (a nod to the hotel’s opening date), with a five-course tour de force at Scarpetta, featuring pairings by Verona, Italy’s Bertani wines. Pours will include a blend of pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc, a prosecco, and amarones from as far back as 1968. Meanwhile, courses are substantial, with dishes like tuna bresaola, polenta and truffled mushroom fricassee, and aged sirloin and foie gras topping the menu.

Then on January 24, at Gotham Steak, California’s Opus One wines will lead guests through a culinary excursion that starts with poached main lobster salad and a 2012 Fumé Blanc and ends with dark chocolate mouse with Campari and blood orange sorbet. Courses in between are even more decadent: sheep’s milk ricotta ravioli with braised lamb shank and a big, bold Napa red; roasted Muscovy duck breast with hearty winter vegetables, compressed pear, and black currant sauce with a 2005 Napa red; and finally, mushroom-stuffed roast loin of milk-fed veal with Burgundy truffles, potato purée, and sauce bordelaise with a 2001 Napa red.

Cellar 1954 reservations are required and seats go for $295 per person. Coming up, the series will host winemakers from Dom Pérignon, Kosta Browne, Vérité, and Dunn Vineyards. And some very special dinners will even serve vintage wines from the hotel’s inaugural year. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4706

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