We had a great time at Anthology in Little Italy last night, where wine, food & music combined for a culturally diverse evening!
GUTZLER WINE DINNER TASTING MENU
We started with the night with a Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs German Sparkling Wine from Rheinhessen.
Dungeness Crab Salad
Grapefruit, Haas Avocado, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
2006 Gutzler Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) Blanc de Noir. A white Pinot Noir that accentuated the sweetness of the crab and really played well with the Grapefruit segments which accentuated the richness in the wine.
Tuna 3 ways
Big eye tuna tartare, avocado, hamachi tartar, watermelon, ponzu sauce, Sashimi of big eye tuna and hamachi
The 2006 Gutzler “Gutzler Select” Dry Riesling, this was the best pairing of the night, fatty fish with dry riesling is one of the best combinations ever. The sweetness of the watermelon with the tartar and the creaminess of the avocado puree was brilliant with the acidity in the “GS”.
Duck Leg Confit
Potato Rosti, Chive Crème Fraiche
2005 Gutzler Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir), Pinot and Duck is a classic combination for a reason, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Elegant lighter style Pinot was a nice change of pace, soft and delicate with well integrated fine tannin and a good bit of acidity that balanced the rich duck confit.
Warm Peach Financier
White Chocolate Ganache, Candied Almond Ice Cream
2004 Gutlzer Riesling Auslese, this was my favorite course the dessert was so fresh and had this terrific savory component, the candied almond ice cream was smooth and delicious. Auslese was brimming with peaches and stonefruits which worked itself into the dish seamlessly.
Our private dining room was right above the stage and Les Nubians began promply as the first course arrived. There were a lot of our friends there and combined with the music, ambiance, food and wine everyone had a great time?
If you missed it don’t worry, we’ll be doing a lot more of these dinners in the future!