Watts Grocery offering special six-course wine dinner next week

Posted on April 14, 2014 

Chef Amy Tornquist, left, is congratulated by Mark Holt, right, at the grand opening of her new Hummingbird Bakery on Broad Street in Durham on Wednesday. Tornquist also owns Watts Grocery, which is hosting a six-course wine dinner on April 22.

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Wine dinner at Watts Grocery

Durham’s Watts Grocery restaurant and Hope Valley Bottle Shop are teaming up for a wine dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 featuring the wines of Beaujolais.

The six-course dinner costs $55. Call 919-416-5040 for a reservation. Here is the menu:

• Fried green tomatoes with house sriracha aioli paired with a Dentelle sparkling wine.

• Late season oyster pan roast with fennel and clams paired with Domaine Besson Note Blanche.

• Poached egg over grit cake with mushroom and pea saute paired with Domaine Les Freres Perroud ‘Amethyste’ Brouilly 2011.

• Pan-seared duck breast with a charred rhubarb sauce and local asparagus paired with Domaine Pascal Aufranc Les Cerisiers Julienas 2012.

• Leg of lamb with white bean veloute and pickled beets and fennel paired wth Domaine de la Bonne Tonne Morgon 2011.

• And for dessert, almond gateau Breton with macerated strawberries and goat cheese cream paired with Franck Besson Rose Granit sparkling wine.

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