21 Club, a legendary Manhattan establishment, is famous for two things: a succulent burger and the three martini lunch. A classic place to drink your meal, three Long Island wineries will be in good company as they showcase some of their best on this hollowed ground of Prohibition-style imbibing.
On select Mondays this summer, the restaurant will host wine and hors d’oeuvre pairings for Bedell Cellars, Onabay Vineyards and Pellegrini Vineyards. Sample new bites from Chef Greeley selected to compliment each vintage and varietal, while sipping local wine and picking the brains of experts from each winery. Canapés, good wine, all in a famous locale.
It could be an outpouring of support and successful evenings will inspire 21 to add New York State wines to their storied lis….which currently has only four Empire State bottles for sale.
$45 per person includes wine tastings, assorted bar bites, tax and gratuity. Dates and menus:
Bedell Cellars Hosted by Joseph Scala
July 29, 2013 – 6 -8 p.m.
2012 Bedell Cellars Chardonnay
Mini Lobster Taco, salsa verde, queso fresco
2010 Bedell Cellars ‘Taste’
White Tuna Tartare Cones, wasabi crème fraîche
2012 Bedell Cellars ‘Taste’ Rosé
Red Snapper Ceviche, sweet corn
2010 Bedell Cellars Merlot
Mini ’21’ Burger, sauce maison
Onabay Vineyards Hosted by Bruce Schneider
August 5, 2013 – 6-8pm
2012 Onabay Vineyard Chardonnay ‘Yellow Crown’
Grilled B.B.Q. Shrimp, lime
2011 Onabay Vineyard Cabernet Franc ‘Cot-Fermented’
Seared Baby Lamb Chop, garlic and chive mustard
2010 Onabay Vineyard Merlot ‘Great Blue Heron’
Crispy Duck Confit and Mushroom ‘Wonton’
2010 Onabay Vineyard Cabernet Franc ‘Night Heron’
Seared Pepper-Crusted Ahi Tuna, edamame, wasabi
Pellegrini Vineyards Hosted by Tom Drozd
August 19, 2013 – 6 – 8 p.m.
2009 Pellegrini Vineyards Vintner’s Pride Chardonnay
Lobster Salad Cone, avocado purée
2007 Pellegrini Vineyards Cabernet Franc
Lamb Meatball, pea shoots, cucumber-dill sauce
2010 Pellegrini Vineyards Vintner’s Pride ‘Encore’
Red Pepper-Cured Duck Breast, mushroom and olive ‘tapenade’
NV Pellegrini Vineyards Vintner’s Pride ‘Finale’
Foie Gras Torchon, fresh blackberry compote, toasted pine nuts
21 Club is Located at 21 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019. Reservations can be made 212-582-7200.