Friday Night Dinner at the Wenham Tea House

Notes from the Cellar

Happy happy, Joy joy,

Thanks to  Paul Doble of Grape Moments for the Port and Portuguese Wine tasting this past Saturday. We sold a lot of port and Wine and everyone who came seemed to like what they tasted.

Bob Huey from Cynthia Hurley Wines will be here this Saturday to taste us on some great French wines. Cynthia Hurley had spent a lot of time in France before her passing and has built up a great portfolio of wines. Many of these wines are small production, Boutique choices and Bob Huey is well versed in these selections. Come on by from 2:30- 5:30pm. to try some good French Vino.

Matt Maguire will be here to taste us on some yummy Beer’s onThursday so come by and check out whats new.

Once again this Friday, dinner at the Wenham Tea House.
Reservations are recommended, dinner starts at 5pm., Early Birds take an additional 10% off before 6pm., we will beseating until 9pm. This is a $39.00 per person Prix Fix and I will be writing a small custom wine list for this so call the Tea House @ 978-468-1398 to book your table today!

Have a Blind Wine tasting at home with the “Blind” Wine Club. Bags are available to purchase but are limited, $50.00 for 4 wines which are all Red for this Month.

Lastly, I have built a new display for our Top Rated sectionin the Corner next to the tasting area, It provides more space and a visually and more functionally attractive space to shop for special wines. As I said last year at this time, If you are considering consuming less for a New Years resolution, consider Quality over Quantity and treat yourself to some nice wines. Below is a Picture of what it looks like now.

Fun Wine Fact;

Madiran is a totally under-appreciated wine region in Southwest France. These lusty wines are ideal for cold weather, when roasts, stews, hearty soups and smelly, strong cheeses are on the menu!  They are also terrific values, deeply hued red wines that offer real bang for the buck. The secret to these rustic gems is its principal grape, Tannat, and as its name suggests, it is tannic; you know that puckery feeling on the palate one senses when drinking an inky dark young wine.  Well with the addition of some other grapes, Cabernet Franc or Cabernet Sauvignon and some tricks in the winery, today’s Madiran wine producers can release wines of great depth, but not too tannic in their youth, and while delicious drunk young, some of these wines have great ageing potential of a decade or two more. So go out, pick up one, and enjoy it with your next winter warming meal.

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Best Restaurant North of Boston: Wenham Tea House

Notes from the Cellar

Happy January!

Okay, We are in the Abyss that can be known as January when a lot of you hunker down and cut back on your Bacon & Butter intake and all that Resolution stuff, but it doesn’t mean we have to stop living.And so on that note we have some things for you to do, tastings here at the Cellar, and this Friday our first Dinner at the Wenham Tea House!

This Saturday Paul Doble of Grape Moments will be here to teach us about Port and Portuguese Wine. This is a great opportunity to taste some great products and see what all the fuss is about with these Iconic wines. Come on down between 2:30-5:30pm.

Thanks to Francesco Gulla for this past Saturday’s tasting. We love to support the little guys in the business and it’s easy when they have good wines.

Matt will open some Peak Organic and Long trail for you to try on Thursday so come by and check out whats new. Also, we areplanning another Beer dinner with Sam Adams, once we have more details you will be the first to know.

It’s Here! this Friday, dinner at the Wenham Tea House.
Reservations are recommended and it looks like at this moment 6:30- 8pm. is booked so don’t delay. Dinner starts at 5pm., Early Birds take an additional 10% off before 6pm., we will be seating until 9pm. This is a $39.00 per person Prix Fix and I will be writing a small custom wine list for this so call the Tea House @ 978-468-1398 to book your table today!
Here is the Menu;

STARTERS

Heart of Romaine

Classic Caesar Salad with Toasted Croutons, Shaved Parmesan

Mesclun Salad

Fresh Mesclun Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Duck Confit

Confit Leg of Duck, Stewed White Beans & Bacon, Sauce Dijonnaise

Crab Cake

Pan-Fried Lump Crab, Smoked Paprika Remoulade, Petite Salad

Lobster Gnocchi

House Made Potato Gnocchi, Fresh Lobster Meat, Tarragon-Lemon Cream Sauce

Harissa Shrimp

Seared Shrimp Marinated in Moroccan Harissa Paste, Olive Oil, Warm Corn Tortilla, Fresh Lime, Crunchy Slaw

ENTREES

Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach, Herbed Pan Sauce

Steak Diane

Seared New York Strip, Cognac, Veal & Mushroom Cream Sauce, Roasted Garlic & Herb Potatoes, Fresh Vegetable

OssoBucco

Braised Veal Shank, Braising Sauce & Risotto

Stuffed Lemon Sole

Lobster, Shrimp, Crab Stuffing, Basmati Rice, Fresh Vegetable, Sauce Provençal

Chili Rellenos

Pasilla Peppers, Queso Fresco, Basmati Rice, Fresh Vegetable & Enchilada Sauce

DESSERTS
Classic Chocolate Mousse

Panna Cotta
Profiterole

New York Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cake

Have a Blind Wine tasting at home with the “Blind” Wine Club. Bags are available to purchase but are limited, $50.00 for 4 wines which are all Red for this Month.

Fun Wine Fact;

Port wine (also known as Vinho do Porto, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌviɲuduˈpoɾtu]Porto, and often simply port) is a Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine though it also comes in dry, semi-dry, and white varieties. Fortified wines in the style of port are also produced outside Portugal, most notably in AustraliaSouth AfricaCanadaIndiaArgentina, and the United States. Under European Union Protected Designation of Origin guidelines, only the product from Portugal may be labelled as port or Porto. In the United States, wines labelled “port” may come from anywhere in the world, while the names “Dão”, “Oporto”, “Porto”, and “Vinho do Porto” have been recognized as foreign, non-generic names for wines originating in Portugal
Wikipedia.com

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