March 24, 2014
Philly Wine Week continues to fill stemware all around town thanks to tastings, educational events, happy hours and dinners through this Sunday, March 30.
With so many events on tap for the upcoming days, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed by the first-ever Philly Wine Week.
So, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants to get your eat and drink on for Philly Wine Week — from tapas tastings complete with Spanish wines, to sips from a New Zealand winery (that is owned by a Philadelphian!) paired with elevated fare, there are a ton of opportunities to pair your red, white and sparkling wines with meals across the city.
Make your reservations soon to secure your spot at the table.
Beyond dinners, be sure to check out our guide to ongoing and opening Philly Wine Week events, too.
Our picks for Philly Wine Week prix-fixe dinners, below.
• Loire Valley Wine Dinner at Barbuzzo: The wines of the Loire Valley of France fill the menu at Barbuzzo on Tuesday, March 25. Indulge in a four-course feast complete with four light wines from the French region. Look forward to menu options including trout baked with veggies and beans, artichoke, onion and olive pissaladière and a cheese course. Click here to check out the full menu. Dinner rings in at $65 per person.
When: Tuesday, March 25
Where: Barbuzzo, 110 S. 13th Street
• Decibel Vineyard Wine Dinner at Garces Trading Company: Philadelphia native Daniel Brennan makes Decibel wine in New Zealand, and this week his vintages make an appearance at Garces Trading Company for a four-course wine dinner. Expect rich fare like grilled octopus, braised pork and a New York strip, as well as the addition of a Skyped-in simulcast of New Zealand wine harvest during the event. Skype with Daniel Brennan and winemakers while checking out views of the country. Dinner rings in at $65 per person and the full menu is available right here.
When: Wednesday, March 26, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Garces Trading Company, 1111 Locust Street
• Spanish Wine Dinner at Jamonera: Jamonera, Midtown Village’s bustling Spanish tapas restaurant, serves up Spanish fare and wine for its Wednesday evening Wine Week event. For $65 per person, sample four courses of delicious eats including a salt cod salad, buttermilk-fried quail, an asparagus dish and more. Each course is perfectly paired with a Spanish wine from varying regions. The full menu is available here.
When: Wednesday, March 26
Where: Jamonera, 105 S. 13th Street
• South American Wine Dinner at Cooperage Wine and Whiskey Bar: Cooperage Wine and Whiskey Bar takes taste buds on a trip to South America through classic South American dishes and wine from the region on Wednesday, March 26. Beginning at 6 p.m., visit the resto for four-courses of global fare and four glasses of wine. Dinner costs $55 per person, and that includes all the fixings.
When: Wednesday, March 26, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Cooperage Wine and Whiskey Bar, 601 Walnut Street
• Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Dinner at Brauhaus Schmitz: German fare and wine takes to the tables at Brauhaus Schmitz’s Sprechen Sie Deutsch? this Thursday, March 27. Sample authentic German dishes along with wines made in Germany and the regions immediately surrounding the country. The food menu is made up of four courses, and guests have their choice of two items per course. Marnie Old, a local wine expert and wine instructor, is set to teach guests about the German wines they are consuming, too. Tickets and the full menu are available right here.
When: Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Where: Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South Street
• Our Love for Riesling Dinner at Tashan: South Broad Street Indian dining room Tashan celebrates Philly Wine Week with a Riesling dinner on March 28 and 29. Sample an array of Riesling varietals while indulging in an Indian feast — a four-course tasting menu. The chef’s tasting menu costs $50 per person and the wine pairing is available for an additional $25.
When: March 28 and 29
Where: Tashan, 777 S. Broad Street
• Barmès-Buecher Vinter’s Dinner at Bistro St. Tropez: Bistro St. Tropez promises Wine Week guests a four-course meal with wine pairings that explore the French region of Alsace. For $85, sample quintessential French fare like quiche Lorraine, frog legs, Alsatian apple tart and more. Representatives from the Domaine Barmès Buecher vineyard in Alsace will be on hand to discuss the winemaking process, too.
When: Sunday, March 30, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Bistro St. Tropez, 2400 Market Street, 4th Floor