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If you've already enjoyed Hudson-Chatham's wines in the tasting room on a regular visit, here's a way to experience them on a whole other level - paired to a unique menu created in collaboration with a first-class local chef!
We take pride in our wines, and we love to talk about what makes them special. So much of that is the experience of sharing them with others over a delicious meal. We started our winery dinners over a year ago as a way to set the stage for the most thorough enjoyment of our wines. It's an evening of talking in-depth with owners Carlo and Dominique about how the wines are made and why; sources of flavor; trying different vintages; comparing and contrasting a white and a red with the same dish. It's a culinary safari - done in style.
The dinners are limited to 16 guests. A large table is set with fine china, silver, candles and flowers in the tasting room, and dinner is served. We pair the wines with five courses.
The chefs we invite to cook for our guests are exceptional - if we do say so ourselves! Like us, they take tremendous pride in the ingredients they use, the preparation, and the presentation of each of their dishes.
If we've whetted your appetite for a one-of-a-kind gourmet experience, make reservations to attend a dinner soon. More information follows.
See you at the winery!
Kick Off the Summer Wine Dinner with Chef David Robinson
A former Vice President at a Manhattan ad agency, Chef Robinson started as a passionate home cook. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York (High-Impact Leader Scholar and Dean's List), and studied catering at the Institute for Culinary Education in New York City. He is an owner of Bezalel Gables Fine Catering & Events, the premiere destination for luxuriously handcrafted food from the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires. He was a founding member of Columbia County Bounty, which helped showcase the produce of local farmers across the county. He has cooked for a "who's who" of internationally known politicians, artists, and entertainers. A published writer, Chef Robinson has a library of 1,000 cookbooks and a love of gardening, the Hudson Valley/Berkshires, and the laughter that comes from warm hospitality.
Chef Robinson will be preparing a menu to celebrate the vibrant tastes of late spring/early summer, paired at all stages with Hudson-Chatham's wines.
Date: Saturday, May 26 Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm Place: Tasting Room, Hudson-Chatham Winery Price: $60 per person; $50 per person for Case Club Members Reservations Required. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-392-WINE.
So Long to Summer Wine Dinner
Saturday, August 25
The Flavors of Fall Wine Dinner
Saturday, November 10
We will announce the chefs for these Wine Dinners as the dates near.