Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

THE BIG TASTINGS - Fridays, January 26th & February 23rd

The Big Tasting in the Grand Ballroom is nothing less than a playground for food and wine lovers.

Guests will be able to choose from a vast array of wines in this walk-around event, with numerous wine stations offering classics from the Old World, modern wines from the New World, international sparkling wines, Ports and dessert wines.

SALT’s professional team of chefs will prepare their award-winning cuisine at chef action stations. Choose between small plates, artisanal cheeses, an antipasto station, a carving station and more with live jazz by recording artist Chris Klaxton.

$49.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

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Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

GRAND VINTNER'S DINNER - featuring Catena with Pablo Piccolo

Bodega Catena Zapata is a familyowned winery located in Mendoza, in the sub appellation of Agrelo, Argentina. The winery structure is distinguished by its pyramid-like design based on Mayan architecture. Its wines have contributed to raising the profile of Argentina as a hub for wine production. Please join native son of Mendoza, Pablo Piccolo who was virtually raised among the vineyards of Argentina.

Reception 6pm • 4-Course Dinner 7pm

Reception
Catena Zapata Catena Chardonnay
Oyster with Mango Caviar and Star Anise Mignonette
Crayfish “Nantua” Bisque, Creole Oil
Spiced Chicken Tostada, Pineapple-Basil Salsa
Crispy Pork Belly, Stone Fruit Brûlée

Catena Alta Chardonnay
Pan Seared Day Boat Scallops, Seared Foie Gras, Quince Paint, Candied Walnuts, Vanilla Bean Foam
Catena Alta Malbec
Miso Braised Short Rib, Mushroom Scented Braising Liquids, Root Cellar Vegetables, Black Radish Mostarda
Nicolas Catena Zapata
Cocoa Nib Dusted Lamb Ribeye, Bone Marrow Beignet, Pomme Puree, Carrot Top Chimmichurri
High Mountain Vines Malbec
Spiced Chocolate Tartlet, Candied Fennel, Sarsaparilla Mousse, Banana Butter

$104.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

The Grand Vintner’s Dinners, now a Winter Wine Festival tradition, fully express the epitome of the Festival’s philosophy on the marriage of food and wine. Hosted by winemakers from the finest wineries around the world, each dinner starts with a meet and greet wine reception with passed hors d’oeuvres. Chef Ken Lingle then presents a dinner with ingredients carefully selected to enhance each wine. Service is in the dramatic presidential style by a highly trained staff, a spectacle not to be missed.

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Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

GRAND VINTNER'S DINNER - featuring Grands Vins de Bordeaux with Vincente Lataste

Family property since 1905, it is with all his passion that Vincent Lataste took the torch of Chateau Lardiley, after his father in 1985. Situated in the mid-slope along the Garonne the Chateau produces sophisticated and elegant Bordeaux wines.

Reception 6pm • 4-Course Dinner 7pm

Reception
Lardiley Sauvignon Blanc
Scallop-Mango Ceviche
Cheese Arancini, Vadouvan Curry Aioli
Atlantic Cod “Nuggets” Alabama Barbeque
Fried Cauliflower Misto, Lemon-Herb Brown Butter

Vincent Lataste Grenache
Red Wine Braised Octopus, Kalamata Olives, Sourdough, Micro Parsley
Vincent Lataste Merlot
Tea Brined Duck Breast, Scallion Pancake, Blueberry Hoisin, Crispy Mushrooms
Chateau Mamin Graves Rougue
Cadillac Beef Ribeye, Red Wine Braised Cipollini Onion, Rosemary Gnocchi, Dinosaur Kale
Lardiley Semilon Bordeaux Sweet
Honeysuckle Hazelnut Dacquoise, Spiced Pear Ganache, Japanese Honeysuckle Sorbet, Candied Hazelnut Dust, Pear Confit

$104.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

The Grand Vintner’s Dinners, now a Winter Wine Festival tradition, fully express the epitome of the Festival’s philosophy on the marriage of food and wine. Hosted by winemakers from the finest wineries around the world, each dinner starts with a meet and greet wine reception with passed hors d’oeuvres. Chef Ken Lingle then presents a dinner with ingredients carefully selected to enhance each wine. Service is in the dramatic presidential style by a highly trained staff, a spectacle not to be missed.

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Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

SHELL-SHOCKED ~ An Oyster and Wine Celebration

The perfect pairing of oysters and wine is the inspiration for Shell-Shocked, an oyster and wine celebration  n SALT’s lounge. East Coast oysters, fresh from the ideal conditions of Spinney Creek Shellfish’s icy Maine waters are offered multiple ways. Shucked raw on the half shell, grilled, roasted, Rockefeller’d, fried, Casino’d and more, along with grilled handmade sausages, all washed down with sommelier-selected glasses of wines to match the evening’s offerings. Everything is served à la carte; you choose what you want and how much to customize your own oyster and wine “Feast.”

With oysters fuller, richer flavor in the winter months, the selection of wines like Vermentino, Gavi, Sauvignon Blanc, sparkling wines, even Pinot Noir and others will complement and enhance the minerality, sweetness and brininess of this delicacy. Mix and match with flights, half glasses, full glasses or bottles. No reservations or tickets. Just show up hungry and thirsty.

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

WINE EDUCATION - featuring Banfi Wines with Michael Sullivan

Michael’s passion for wine and enthusiasm for Banfi’s portfolio of Italian wines is contagious. Michael has been selling wine since 1985. For the past ten years he has worked for Banfi Vintners, selling Italy’s premier estate vineyard wines from Tuscany.

Michael has a keen understanding of the local markets and is responsible for all the the wines owned and imported into the United States by Banfi Vintners.

His engaging personality and ablility to present the artisan wines from Banfi’s international portfolio finds him conducting wine tastings and hosting wine events in New England.

Banfi Food Tasting

Cheese Display
Maschio Prosecco Rosé
Shrimp and Dungeness Crab, Cucumber Pearls, Heart of Palm
(Atlantic Seafood)
San Angelo Pinot Grigio
Foie Gras Torchon, Brûlée of Peach, Micro Basil
Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva
Rosemary Crusted Lamb Capaccio, Truffled Studded Pecorino Romano
Cum Laude Super Tuscan
Grilled Hanger Steak, White Bean Puree, Grilled Plums
Brunello di Montalcino
Coffee Dusted Venison with Cherry Jus
Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui
Chocolate Ganache and Raspberry

$49.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Castello Banfi is the first winery in the world to be awarded international recognition for exceptional environmental, ethical and social responsibility (ISO 14001 and SA 8000) as well as an international leader in customer satisfaction (ISO 9001:2000). The signature wines of Castello Banfi and Vigne Regali include a Proprietor’s Reserve Sangiovese called BelnerO, three Brunello’s as well as Super Tuscan favorites SummuS and Cum Laude; San Angelo Pinot Grigio, the single vineyard Principessa Gavia and the cru Rosa Regale, a unique and renowned sparkling red.

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Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

GRAND VINTNER'S DINNER - featuring Wines of Bolgheri with Ciro Pironen

Bolgheri became an internationally known region following an event in 1974 arranged by Decanter Magazine where a 6-year old Sassicaia won, over an assortment of Bordeaux Wines. This will be an intimate dinner in our private glass room with Italian-born Ciro Pirone. As Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage, he will guide you through the wonderful wines from this region of Tuscany.

Reception 6pm • 4-Course Dinner 7pm

Reception
Toscana Crognolo
Cold Smoked Tuna Tartare, Aged Soy, Fried Enoki Mushroom
Beet Juice Poached-Pear, Gorgonzola Mousse
Lamb Sate, Cumin and Rosemary
Beef Bresaola Bruschetta

Le Difese
White Truffle Risotto, Celery Root Puree, Black Truffle Puree, Red Wine Poached Egg
Modus
Braised Oxtail Tortelloni, Red Wine Reduction, Farmers Olives, Micro Herbs
Sassicia
Roasted Waygu Striploin, Ewes Blue Buttle Sauce, Bordelaise Sauce, King Trumpet Mushrooms, Grilled Salsify and Roasted Baby Carrots
Vin Santo
Lavender Thyme Cheesecake, Earl Grey Mousse, Saultana Spread, Orange Scented Figs

$159.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

The Grand Vintner’s Dinners, now a Winter Wine Festival tradition, fully express the epitome of the Festival’s philosophy on the marriage of food and wine. Hosted by winemakers from the finest wineries around the world, each dinner starts with a meet and greet wine reception with passed hors d’oeuvres. Chef Ken Lingle then presents a dinner with ingredients carefully selected to enhance each wine. Service is in the dramatic presidential style by a highly trained staff, a spectacle not to be missed.

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Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

GRAND VINTNER'S DINNER - featuring Cecchi Wines with Andrea Cecchi

It all began in 1893, when Luigi Cecchi became a professional wine taster and understood the potential of Italian winemaking. As Andrea Cecchi’s surname is cloaked in tradition, the wines that he crafts on his family estates have their own powerful nomenclature: Chianti Classico, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, and Morellino di Scansano. But in those centuries-old denominations of humble beverage wines, Mr. Cecchi, who holds a Master’s of Enology degree, saw the potential for greatness.

Reception 6pm • 4-Course Dinner 7pm

Reception
La Mora Vermention
Fried Sardine with Caper Aioli
Petite Crab Cakes with Lemon and Parsley
Prosciutto and Melon
Zucchini Fritter with Parmesan and Black Pepper Cream

Litorale Vermemtono
Atlantic Swordfish "Saltimbocca", Sage Pesto, Crispy Parma Ham, Turnip Puree
La Mora Moralino di Sconsano
Short Rib Ravioli, Mushroom Bolognese, Vin Cotto, Wilted Swiss Chard
Cecchi La Familia Cecchi Reserva
Cassis Glazed Grilled Hanger Steak, Polenta Fries, Chianti Jus, Roasted Parsnips
Cecchi Sagrantino
Espresso Ganache, Oak Honey Ice Cream, Smoked Bing Cherry Coulis, Almond Tuile

$104.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

The Grand Vintner’s Dinners, now a Winter Wine Festival tradition, fully express the epitome of the Festival’s philosophy on the marriage of food and wine. Hosted by winemakers from the finest wineries around the world, each dinner starts with a meet and greet wine reception with passed hors d’oeuvres. Chef Ken Lingle then presents a dinner with ingredients carefully selected to enhance each wine. Service is in the dramatic presidential style by a highly trained staff, a spectacle not to be missed.

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Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

THE BIG TASTINGS - Fridays, January 26th & February 23rd

The Big Tasting in the Grand Ballroom is nothing less than a playground for food and wine lovers.

Guests will be able to choose from a vast array of wines in this walk-around event, with numerous wine stations offering classics from the Old World, modern wines from the New World, international sparkling wines, Ports and dessert wines.

SALT’s professional team of chefs will prepare their award-winning cuisine at chef action stations. Choose between small plates, artisanal cheeses, an antipasto station, a carving station and more with live jazz by recording artist Chris Klaxton.

$49.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

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