We would like to invite you to Avenue 5 Restaurant for a wonderful dinner prepared by Chef Colin MacLaggan. Tuesday, September 23rd @ 6pm
Avenue 5/Truly Fine Wine German Wine Dinner
1st Course: Salad of Pickled Beets, Aged Blue Cheese, Pancetta, Julienne Apple
1999 Gutzler Riesling Sekt, Rheinhessen
Quite simply the best sparkling wine we have ever tasted from Germany.
This traditional method sparkler is luscious, sexy and nothing short of
inspirational. Old world style with great depth, super tight bubbles, a rich creaminess with bold German Riesling acidity. A brilliant vintage Sekt in a Krug style bottle from one of the best sites in Germany.
2nd Course: Diver Scallops with Saffron-Vanilla Cream, Baby Spinach, Endive, Tapioca Pearls
2006 Thanisch 1648, Riesling, Mosel
With a nose of petrol, stony minerals and a touch of peach blossoms, this wine is edgy and showcases the wonderful flavors of a dry Riesling. Warm summer citrus and lemon zest create a tart, bold acidity that finishes with a hint of apricot.
The 1648 was built out in the estate’s signature style to commemorate its founding in 1648. It was crafted as a food pairing wine and can accompany any lighter cuisine from seafood to chicken and pasta.
3rd Course: Braised Short Ribs, Herb Gnocchi, Forest Mushrooms, Pumpkin
2005 Wassem Pinot Noir, Rheinhessen
The town of Ingelheim has planted Pinot Noir since the early Middle Ages, when Charlemagne brought over vines from Burgundy. With a microclimate similar to Burgundy, this wine is representative of a soft and well-balanced Pinot, with full berry, plum and lavender aromas. It has a silky smooth texture, is round in the mouth and finishes with a hint of soft tannins.
Holger Wasem has done an amazing job with this 05’ vintage and it is among our favorites. Pair this wine with simple to complex dishes as it is the most diverse food pairing Pinot that we carry. And it will also continue to open for hours on end, only improving…
4th Course: Jasmine Pot de Créme, Tea infused Custard
2005 Barth Riesling Auslese, Hattenheimer Schutzenhaus, Rheingau
Created during the outstanding 05′ season, this wine was harvested with a heavy amount of botrytis and is loaded with tropical fruit aromas. It has a big full body and is quite amazing on the back palate. It comes packaged in a 750ml bottle, making it a great bargain for a dessert wine.