GRAND OPENING RECEPTION - SOLD OUT!

Opening Reception

Reception | 7 p.m. | the Wharf Room | $110

A Boston tradition and the cultural beginning of the New Year; join us as we celebrate the kick-off of the 30th anniversary of the Boston Wine Festival. This year, top winemaker Anthony Hamilton Russell and his wife Olive will be traveling from South Africa to debut their winery’s newest wine. Sample more than 50 other wines from the many wineries featured in this year’s Festival and savor selections from Chef Daniel Bruce’s culinary creations.

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WINE SELECTION

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Ashbourne Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa

Ashbourne Pinotage - Cinsault, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa

 

Ruby Wines

2014 Clos du Val ‘Three Graces’ Cabernet Sauvignon Hirondelle Vineyard, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

2015 Martin Ray Winery Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

2014 Turnbull Wine Cellars ‘Oakville Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley

2016 Trimbach ‘Reserve’ Riesling, Alsace, France

 2015 Trimbach Grand Cru ‘Schlossberg’ Riesling, Alsace Grand Cru, France

 2014 Trimbach ‘Reserve Personnelle’ Gold Label Pinot Gris, Alsace, France 

2011 Trimbach ‘Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre’ Gold Label Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France 

2015 Trimbach Pinot Noir ‘Reserve Personnelle’ Gold Label Pinot Noir, Alsace, France

 

Horizon Beverage Company

2014 Darioush ‘Caravan’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2014 Darioush Signature Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

2017 Darioush Signature Viognier, Napa Valley

2015 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2016 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay, Napa Valley

2015 Mullan Road Cellars Red Blend, Columbia Valley

2016 Tenuta San Guido ‘Le Difese’, Castagneto Carducci, Tuscany

 

Winebow

2017 Avancia Cuveé de O Godello, Valdeorras, Spain

2016 Blue Rock Vineyards Baby Blue Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma 

2015 Château de Fontenille Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 

2015 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

2016 Fabio Motta Bolgheri Rosso Pievi, Tuscany, Italy

2017 Mt Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

2013 The Forager Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

2015 Castellare di Castellina Il Poggiale Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Italy

 

M.S. Walker

2017 Domaine Paul Cherrier Sancerre, Loire, France

2016 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Sonoma

2015 Villa Antinori Rosso, Tuscany, Italy

2017 Domaine de Marcoux Côtes du Rhône, France

2016 Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

2015 Staglin Salus Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley

 

United Liquors

2016 Chappellet Mountain Cuvée, Napa Valley

2014 Pio Cesare Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

 

2017 Château Pégau Cuvée Blanc Lône, Rhône, France

2013 Laurence Feraud Plan Pégau, Rhône, France

2016 François Villard Viognier Les Contours de DePoncins, Rhône, France

2013 Jack Larkin Red, Napa Valley

 

Carolina Wines

2014 St Supéry Élu Red Meritage, Napa Valley

2016 Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2016 Bella Union by Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

 2015 Bravium Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

2016 Frog’s Leap Estate Zinfandel, Napa Valley

 2017 Twomey by Silver Oak Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

2016 Elk Cove Pinot Noir, Clay Court Vineyard, Willamette Valley

2015 Domaine Drouhin, Reserve Vaudon Chablis, Burgundy, France

 

Classic Wine Imports

2016 Halter Ranch Grenache Blanc, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, Central Coast

2015 Halter Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, Central Coast

2015 Soter North Valley Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

2017 Paitin Elisa Arneis, Langhe, Italy

2015 Paitin Serra Barbara D’Alba, Alba, Piedmont, Italy

2016 Hirsch Vineyards ‘San Andreas Fault’ Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

2016 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc,France

2015 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge, France

 

MENU

Cold Passed

Sweet Shrimp and Lime Toast

Eel and Avocado Maki, Ginger Glaze

 

Hot Passed

Aged Gouda, Black Truffle & Ricotta Cheese Puffs

Blackberry Cabernet Glazed Pork Belly

 

Chilled Seafood on Ice

Jumbo Lemon Shrimp, Oysters and Mussels on the Half Shell

Saffron Mignonette, Cocktail Sauce, Pickled Ginger, Spicy Mayo

 

Grand Cheese & Antipasto Station

Selection of World Artisan Cheeses, Walnut Bread Slivers, Baguettes, Bread Sticks, Focaccia, Raisins on the Vine, Marcona Almonds, Black Currant Compote, Pear Nutmeg Compote, Candied Walnuts, Grilled Baby Zucchini, Black Olives & Fennel, Roasted Baby Sweet Peppers, Red Pearl Onions & Sage

 

Station One

Carved Mint and Maple Glazed Baby Lamb Racks

Winter Vegetables, Golden Raisins, White Lentils

Coconut, Curry, Lemongrass, Braised Chicken Thighs

Jeweled Basmati Rice, Orange, Pistachios, Dried Cranberries, Parsley

 

Station Two

Horseradish Rubbed Beef Tenderloin, Red Wine Demi

Mini Golden Potato & Chive Cake

Martini Glass; Baby Watercress, Gold Beets, Goat Cheese, Ice Wine Dressing

 

Station Three

Flash Fried Diver Scallops

Yuzu, Chili tossed Napa Cabbage, Baby Bok Choi, Carrot Slaw

Mini Haddock “Fillet O’ Fish” Sliders, Smokey Tomato Tartar

 

Station Four

Mozzarella Cheese, Roasted Tomato and Leek Bruschetta

Winter Vegetable Bolognese over Ditalini Pasta, Aged Gouda Drizzle

Butternut Sqaush, Parmesan Cheese, Sage, Pearl Onion Risotto

Stemless Martini Glass of Crispy Wild Mushrooms, Shallot Cream, Black Garlic

 

Dessert Station

Fresh Fruit Tart

Lemon Meringue Tart

Toasted S’mores Tart

Pomegranate Mousse

Spiced Carrot Cake

Chocolate Covered Long Stem Strawberries

Salted Chocolate Sable

Raspberry Linzer Cookie

Flourless Almond – Orange Financier

Assorted Chocolate Truffles