Mushroom Farm to Table Wine Dinner

Wine Institute of New England

presents

A Perfectly Paired Event ~

Mushroom Farm to Table Wine Dinner

Join us for an unforgettable farm to table wine dinner inspired by the mushrooms and other fresh edibles of Chatfield Hollow Farm. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception with amuse-gueules, followed by a four-course dinner. Each course will be expertly paired with wine by director Renée Allen and presented with food and wine pairing tips.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

5:30 pm

Chatfield Hollow Farm

10 Firetower Road

Killingworth, CT

Menu

Cocktail Reception

Amuse-Gueules

featuring cheese from Cato Corner Farm, Colchester, apples and pears from Chatfield Hollow Farm, Killingworth, and pumpkin flowers from Upper Pond Farm, Old Lyme

paired with

Wine Institute of New England’s Shroom ‘n Bloom Cocktail

&

Wines from Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Goshen

Dinner

Appetizer

Applewood Roasted Royal Trumpet Mushrooms over Homemade Egg Pappardelle with Bacon Crème

featuring mushrooms from Chatfield Hollow Farm, Killingworth

paired with

Jones Winery Pinot Gris 2014, Shelton

Salad

Study of Mushrooms: Fall Mushroom Medley with Kale, Goji Berries, Roasted Walnuts, and Ginseng Vinaigrette

featuring mushrooms, kale, goji berries & ginseng from Chatfield Hollow Farm, Killingworth and micro greens from Upper Pond Farm, Old Lyme

paired with

Réserve de L’Abbé Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2016, France

Entree

Shiitake Mushrooms with Orange & Star Anise Braised Short Ribs and Lotus Leaf Purse of Emperor’s Rice and Mushroom Mélange

featuring beef from Four Mile River Farm, Old Lyme and mushrooms & lotus leaves from Chatfield Hollow Farm

paired with

Los Haroldos Mendoza Estate Blend 2014, Argentina

Dessert

Chanterelle-Apricot Cheesecake with Vanilla-Genmai Crème Anglaise, White Chocolate Shavings & Raspberry Droplets

featuring cheese from Calabro Cheese Corp., East Haven, CT

paired with

Quady Winery Orange Muscat Essensia 2015, Madera, Central Valley, California

$125.00/person

Please note ~ menu items are subject to change due to the fresh, local & seasonal nature of our ingredients.

The Connecticut Wine Festival

Wine Institute of New England

presents

A Free Wine Tasting & Seminar

at

The Connecticut Wine Festival

at

The Goshen Fairgrounds

Saturday, July 22, 2017

at 2:00 pm

Say Olé to Spain!

Wine Institute of New England

presents

Say Olé to Spain!

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

7:00 ~ 9:00 pm

in the Wine Cellar at

Wine Institute of New England

Explore the splendor of sparkling, white and red Spanish wines region by region. We will cover several areas, including Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rias Baixas, and the Penedes.

SÍ!

A New England Wine Dinner

Wine Institute of New England

presents

A New England Wine Dinner

with

Chef Daniel Chong-Jiménez

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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, April 11th

6:30 pm

The Crush Club

65 South Colony Road

Wallingford, CT

Menu subject to change based on availability.

Menu

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

$99.00/person

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.

Uncork Your Inner Wine Expert!

Wine Institute of New England

presents

Uncork Your Inner Wine Expert!

Our 2015 Wine Appreciation Class series begins with one of our most popular classes. Learn wine tasting techniques in a fun and non-intimidating atmosphere while you try several highly rated wines. We will also share several excellent tips for optimizing your wine drinking experiences. This class will provide the information you need to feel more confident when selecting and tasting wines at home, with friends, or while entertaining clients. If you haven’t had your inner wine expert uncorked yet, you must try this class!

Offered in two locations in January!

For more information and to register, click here.

Wines for the Holidays

Wines for the Holidays 

Enhance your holiday meals and parties with spectacular wine selections. From sparkling starters to sweet dessert closers, there’s a fabulous wine for every dish. We will also give some great tips for choosing the perfect host/hostess wine gift this holiday season. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 pm 

Wine Myths…Debunked!

Wine Institute of New England

presents

Wine Myths…Debunked!

Is it better to sniff with one nostril or two? Does a screwcap mean it’s a bad wine? If I get headaches when I drink, am I allergic to sulfites? Do all wines need to “breathe?” Join us as we turn the wine world on its head and debunk common wine myths. We will taste several well-regarded wines while we myth-bust.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 

 

 

A Tasting of Wine & Chocolate

Knipschildt Chocolatier

and

Wine Institute of New England

present

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A Tasting of Wine & Chocolate

November 19th, 2013

7:00 – 9:00 pm

at

Chocopologie Cafe

12 South Main Street

Norwalk, CT 06854

Knipschildt Chocolatier, CT Magazine's Best of CT for chocolate, and Wine Institute of New England, CT Magazine's Best of CT for wine appreciation, join forces to bring you the best of both worlds. Accompany us on a gustatory journey to tantalize the senses. 

The evening begins with chocolate-infused hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine, 

followed by a guided pairing of wine and artisan chocolate made in CT.

 

The Hors d'Oeuvres Menu

Seafood Ragout in Wonton with White Chocolate

Tortellini with Mushrooms Served on Dark Chocolate Truffle Sauce

Pheasant Rielette with Lingonberry & Mole Sauce

 

$59/person

This event is limited to 36 people. 

Advanced registraton required.

To register, please visit: 

www.wineinstituteofnewengland.com/wine-food-pairing-events/

or call 860-591-WINE

Tasting Tips for Sipping Like a Pro

Wine Institute of New England

presents

Tasting Tips for Sipping Like a Pro

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

7:00-9:00 pm

at The Crush Club

We will review tasting techniques, discuss grape varieties and wine regions, taste several well-rated wines, and reveal six simple secrets to sipping like a pro.

$50/person

This class is limited to 30 people.

 

Join us before the class for a sparkling wine reception to celebrate 

the exciting new partnership between

Wine Institute of New England

and

The Crush Club

5:30-6:30 pm

65 South Colony Road

Wallingford, Connecticut

Entrance is at rear of building.

 

To register for the class, please visit:

www.wineinstituteofnewengland.com/wine-appreciation-classes/

Sipping with Singles

Sipping with Singles 

Our wine appreciation class series continues at Quattro's Restaurant & Wine Bar with our first class just for singles. Socialize with other singles while learning about some of the sexiest wines in the world, including seductive pinot noir, sensuous viognier and wine from the land of amore, Chianti Classico. 

35 years old and up, please.  

Each participant will receive a special coupon good for 1/2 off the price of one dinner at Quattro's with the purchase of a regularly priced dinner. Limited to new students.

 

To sign up for this class and to see our full schedule, click here: 

http://wineinstituteofnewengland.com/wine-appreciation-classes/