Quintessa is a red meritage wine bearing the same name as the vineyard from which it is made. Quintessa is a blend that can include some or all of the five varietals grown on the estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenere, the wine is masterfully crafted under the skillful design of winemaker Charles Thomas. The vineyard’s diversity provides wide stylistic options for the wine, of which Thomas takes full advantage of. Quintessa is part of the Huneeus Vintners ensemble; Master Sommelier, Larry Stone is the Estates Director for Huneeus Vintners and will be hosting a Quintessa wine dinner at the August Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner Series by FONTAINEBLEAU at Gotham Steak on August 22, 7:30pm. The Quintessa Wine Dinner is $200/person exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 305.674.4706. Click here to view the menu.
Casa Vinicola Zonin USA will host Miami’s Wok Star, Eleanor Hoh at their penthouse loft for a series of three Art of Wok cooking demonstrations that will pair Italian wines with Asian cuisine. On August 21, October 23, and December 18 from 6:30-9:30pm, Hoh will demonstrate her signature no-recipe approach, combining fresh ingredients and only 4 seasonings to create dishes that are simple and healthy. Each class will be intimate with only 12 guests at $65 per person. The focus of this collaboration is to show how well Italian wines can be paired with any cuisine. Click here to view the menu.
On August 22 and 23, 80 Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations will celebrate their New Orleans heritage with a five-course “Hand-Crafted Cocktail” dinner. Pricing for the “Hand-Crafted Cocktail” dinner varies by market with an average price of $85 per person. For a complete list of participating restaurants and to make reservations, visit ruthschris.com. In South Florida the locations hosting the dinners are; Boca Raton, August 23, 7:00pm, Coral Gables, August 22, 7:00pm, Fort Lauderdale, August 23, 7:00pm, North Palm Beach, August 22, 7:00pm, West Palm Beach, August 22, 7:00pm
STEAK 954 at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale is hosting its second War of the Wines, and the battle rages on with Spain vs. Italy. This wine war will take place on Thursday, August 29 from 7-10pm. The cost of the wine pairing event is $100/person exclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 954.414.8333. Click here to view the menu.