Each Friday dinner party (usually held on the 3rd or 4th Friday of the month) will focus on one wine region of the world. Top-picked wines will be paired with five regional-influenced tasting courses prepared by Chef Barnes. As always, the menu will also be local farm-to-table driven. Arrive as early as 5:30 to co-mingle with other guests – the bar will serve cocktails prior to dinner (one round included in the dinner rate). We sit for dinner at 6:30 p.m.
This will be a 5 or 6-course meal with the courses presented in tasting sizes.
Including the wine pairings (but not alcohol purchased prior to dinner), the cost of dinner is $100-120 per person, excluding tax and gratuity (depending upon price points of wines). Rooms will be discounted by 15% for Tour guests on the night of each tour. You’ll receive another 5% room discount on any subsequent Wine Dinner sleepover!
Each month, we include a wine and/or food expert in addition to Chef Barnes
NH Wine Week Dinner Party
RAVINES WINE CELLAR, Finger Lakes (NY), Featuring Vineyard Owner Morten Hallgren – Friday, January 24, 2020. $100 pp with $100 rooms available for attendees.
COURSE ONE: Side by Side tasting of Riesling
Tasting of Local Cheese from Gilded Fern Farm Contoocook NH and Charcuterie
Wine Pairing: Dry Riesling (2016)
Wine Pairing: Dry Riesling “Argetsinger” (2015)
Lobster and Potato Bisque – leek and pepper biscuit
Wine Pairing: Chardonnay (2016)
Braised Local Veal (Brookford Farm) & Mushroom Bolognese – truffled ricotta, Ballerine pasta
Wine Pairing: “Maximilien” (2015)(Bourdeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot)
Seared Duck Breast in star anise and black garlic – chili glazed baby sweet potato, Asian greens
Wine Pairing: Cabernet Franc (2017)
Caramel Apple Brown Butter Cake – house made cinnamon gelato, walnut praline
Wine Pairing: Gewürtztraminer (2017)
Friday, February 28, 2020 – Italian Wine Dinner – Featuring Matteo Cantoni of Fibbiano Wines (Tuscany)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Vegetarian Wine Dinner Party (*organic wines) in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day – Friday, April 17, 2020. Highlighting local green initiatives and opportunities for commitment.
TBD – Friday, May 22, 2020
Wine Picks for Summer Garden Party DInner – Friday, June 12, 2020
Barn Wine Dinner Party – Friday, August 21, 2020
Saturday, October 31, Halloween & Wine Party – Costumes Required (excellent prizes for costumes). $125 pp. Torch-Lit Dusk Cocktail Hour in the Meadows (5:00 p.m. – sunset at 5:38 p.m.). Wine and Food Stations in Barn – Live Music by Portland’s Irish Dance Band Boghat. Full Moon & the end of Daylight Savings to boot (we gain an hour)!
TBD – Friday, November 20, 2020
Seven Fishes Wine Dinner Party – Friday, December 18
Seven seafood dishes paired with five wines ($125 pp)
December 31, 2020
CHEF SELECT NEW YEAR’S EVE WINE DINNER PARTY. $125 pp. 7:00-10:00 pm. The evening starts with a cocktail hour followed by a 4-course dinner with Chef and Innkeeper selected wines from our favorite wines of the year – all exceptional quality.
Late night deluxe snack station, round of champagne and dance party included for all dinner and inn guests. Cash bar from 10:00-12:30. Clearing floors for dancing with DJ Scrumptious (Avert Guldemond), 10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Non-diners may join us at 10:00 p.m. $40 pp. and Cash Bar.
******* Our Chef tries to accommodate your needs. Some menu modifications for dietary restrictions may be made upon confirmation of your reservation****