On Monday, May 16th The Plaza Cafe will be playing host to Michael Silacci, head winemaker for Opus One Winery and five of Long Island most respected chefs for an Opus One wine dinner.
Chefs Michael Meehan, Culinary Director of the Peconic Bay Winery, John Montgomery who is currently planning a new restaurant, Tom Schaudel who owns and cooks at four of Long Island's hottest restaurants, Blake Verity of the Muttontown Country Club, and, of course, Doug Gulija, chef and owner of the Plaza Cafe have put together this impressive menu:
Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2001
The Plaza Café Canapes
1995 Opus One
Grilled Local Sword Chop with Braised Short ribs, Roast Garlic Polenta, Spring Vegetable Ragout and Red-Wine Foie Gras Reduction
1992 Opus One
Pan Roasted Jurgielewicz Duck Breast with Duck Confit Shepherd's Pie and Braised Endive
1999 Opus One
Grilled Lamb Porterhouse, Parsley Root Puree, Sweet Corn Relish, and Red Wine Shallot Broth
2001 Opus One
Pancetta Wrapped Venison with Toasted Potato Gnocchi, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Saffron, Cinnamon and Ginger
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Sauternes 2001
Sauterne Poached Pear, Pistachio Financier, Marscapone Cream and Pear Sorbet
The cost is $250 per person and seating is limited. Call 631-283-9323 to reserve your spot.
I had the pleasure of meeting Doug Gulija a while back at a Chardonnay vertical tasting event and this guy REALLY knows his wines. It shows in his restaurant's wine list and the impressive number of wine dinners he holds. I won't be able to make this event...but I'm trying to convince him to co-host one with me sometime. Should be fun.