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April 14, 2014

Watts Grocery offering special six-course wine dinner next week

Durham's Watts Grocery and Hope Valley Bottle Shop are teaming up to offer a dinner featuring the wines of Beaujolais.

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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