Wine Institute of New England
A New England Wine Dinner
Chef Daniel Chong-Jiménez
Join us for an unforgettable wine dinner focused on the wines and cuisine of New England. Chef Daniel will prepare a delectable 5-course meal based on seasonal native foods. Each course will be expertly paired with regional wines by WINE’s director, Renée Allen, and presented with food and wine pairing tips and techniques.
Saturday, June 20th
The Crush Club
65 South Colony Road
Menu subject to change based on availability.
Domestic Cheese, Nut & Fruit Display
paired with Hopkins Vineyard Gold Label Sparkling Wine*
New England Cheddar Apricot Tartlet
paired with Sunset Meadow Vineyards Blustery Blend*
Stonington Scallops on a Bed of Brussels Sprouts Sauerkraut topped with Red Pepper & Bacon Relish served with Mini Arugula Salad with Egg Crumble
paired with Sunset Meadow Vineyards Cayuga* or St. Croix
Tenderloin of Beef with Twisted Connecticut Butter Emulsion Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower, Rosemary New Potatoes, Connecticut Butter Cabernet Emulsion
paired with Jones Winery Cabernet Franc*
~ Study in Chocolate ~
Mini Lava Cake with Pana Cotta Quenelle & Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Bark
Westford Hills Eau de Vie Chocolate Cherries
paired with Hopkins Vineyard Night Owl
*These wines won 1st place in their categories at the 2015 CT Specialty Food Association’s Product Awards Competition.
About the Chef
Chef Daniel won many awards and pleased many palates as the Executive Chef of the Norwich Inn & Spa for 11 years. One of his signature dishes made Connecticut Magazine’s 50 Dishes To Try Before You Die. In addition to his award winning cuisine and innovative approach to nourishment, Chef Daniel is well known for his entertaining hands-on cooking classes.