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
Saturday, August 22, 2020 – The Wines of Southern France – A Country Barn Picnic ($110 pp).
Endive Spears with radish butter and salmon caviar
Wine Pairing: Blanc de Blancs Brut. Bertrand De Monceny.
Charcuterie Provençal with demi baguette
WIne Pairing: Cuvée La Violette Rosé (50% Grenache, 36% Cinsault, 14% Syrah)(2018). Château de la Clapière.
Crisp Panisse (traditional chickpea cakes) with trio of tapenade
Wine Pairing: Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc (2017). Domaine L’Or de Line.
Grilled Artichoke, Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart – basil pesto
Wine Pairing: Rosé Cuvée (Niellucciu 70%, Grenache 30%). Domaine Casa Rossa. Corsica.
Salad Niçoise – tuna confit, haricot vert, potatoes, olives and white anchovies
Wine Pairing: Pinot Noir – “Metairie”. Luc Pirlet Vineyard. Languedoc.
Grilled Venison and Cherry Sausage – potato galette, sweet onions with Gruyere and Dijon mustard
Wine Pairing: Syrah (100%) – “Lunar Apogé”. Christian Leperchois Vineyard.
Apricot and Lemon Calfoutis with Grand Mariner Madeline – fresh apricots baked in a lemon custard
Wine Pairing: Vouvray Still Sec (Chenin Blanc 100%)(Dry) – Domaine du Petit Coteau.
Feast of the Farmer Wine Dinner – Saturday, September 12, 2020. $100 pp. 5:30 pm
Saturday, October 31, Halloween Folly of The Beast Party – Costumes Required – glam up your face masks! (excellent prizes for costumes). $125 pp. Torch-Lit Dusk Cocktail Hour in the Meadows (5:00 p.m. – sunset at 5:38 p.m.). Five Course New England Fare Pig Roast with Three Drink Tickets (wine pairings suggested for each course). Held in Barn – Live Music – a fresh spin on Traditional Irish Music by the Jordan Tirrell Wysocki Trio. 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****
Friday, April 23, 2021 – Vegetarian Wine Dinner Party (*organic wines) in Celebration of the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day . Highlighting local green initiatives and opportunities for commitment.