Monday, July 12, 2010

HUGEL & FILS WINERY DINNER (Monday July 19, 7 p.m)

Aria continues its summer of global wine dinners with another special event in partnership with Atlantic Wines this month.
Please join us on July 19 at 7 pm as we feature the wonderful wines of France’s Hugel & Fils. We will be joined by Ettiene Hugel from the winery, who will share first-hand the history of this winemaking family and the wines they create in the Alsace region of France. With winegrowing ancestors dating back to the early 1600s, there is a dynamic and noble story to both the region and to the family's development in the local wine industry.

Alsace, known as the driest wine region of France, has learned to deal with its complex geology and multiple soil types to create some of the finest vineyards of the country. Etienne Hugel and his generation have been challenged to faithfully implement the principles their ancestors have taught them as they strive to maintain Alsace wine’s prominence as the great white wine producer of our century. We look forward to experiencing the wines of Hugel & Fils with our guests with a five course meal.
$100 (includes five course menu, wine pairings, tax and gratuity)
To attend, please call Aria for reservations at 404.233.7673.

Butter Braised Lobster
snowpeas, ginger, leeks
Gentil, 2008

Roasted Prawn
baby spinach, roasted tomato, cilantro, madras curry
Riesling, Jubilee, 2004

Clay Pot Berkshire Pork
jasmine rice, green onion
Gewurztraminer, Jubilee, 2006

Grilled Kobe Coulotte Steak
grilled eggplant, arugula, cipollini, natural jus
Pinot Noir, Jubilee, 2005

Ruby Plum Cake
vanilla roasted plums, lemon cream
Riesling, Vendange Tardive, 2001