On Thursday, October 1, 2020, Midtown Grille will host our first wine dinner of the fall season selections from North Carolina-based wine importer Eric Solomon, a James Beard award semifinalist in 2009, 2010, and 2011 for Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional. Solomon was also recognized as Robert Parker’s Wine Personality of the Year in 2002 and was awarded Best Importer of the Year by Food & Wine magazine in 2006.
For this special dinner at Midtown Grille, three Eric Solomon Selections will be highlighted on our menu. These fine wines are exactly the same as you find in Europe—inside and outside the bottle—and are selected by Solomon for import into the United States.
Selections include a Coté d’Est from Domaine Lafage winery in the Roussillon region in France, a naturally acidic white blend of old vine Grenache Blanc with Chardonnay and Rolle; a Viognier from Le Paradou, which produces some of the most respected wines in the Ventoux at Château Pesquié; and a Black Slate Porrera from Celler Cal Pla, a blend of 20 to 30-year-old Garnatxa and Carinyena with a small addition of Cabernet Sauvignon that is aged in neutral barrels for 12 months.
Chapel Hill Carolina Moon Tartlet
with Duck Prosciutto, Smoked Apple, Honey, and Brown Butter Pecans
Paired with Cote Est
Seared Scallops – Grilled NC Catch
with Creamy Turnips, Braised Cabbage, Bacon, and Valencay Goat Cheese
Paired with El Paradou
Slow Roasted Pork Belly
with Roasted Sweet Potato, Caramelized Shallots, Peppercorn and Raisin Sauce
Paired with Solanera
Lamb Sausage Paella
with Octopus, Chickpeas, and Corn
Paired with Black Slate