Monthly Wine Dinners

Each five or six-course dinner party is usually held on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month (and sometimes Fridays too for a Wine Dinner Weekend).

In planning the menu and wine selections, we feature a wine region or food region of the world, a specific vineyard, or a special topic.  Each month, we include a wine expert, or a winemaker, in addition to Chef Barnes who explains the food preparation and why he made his food choices in pairing the wines.

As always, the menu will also be local farm-to-table driven. Our Chef tries to accommodate your needs. Menu modifications for dietary restrictions may be made upon confirmation of your reservation.

The bar will serve cocktails prior to dinner (one round included in the dinner rate).
Doors open at 6:00 pm to socially distance co-mingle with other guests. We sit for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at private tables (prior to Covid-19, we did encourage communal seating at long tables).  

 Rooms will be discounted by 10% for Winner Dinner Weekend two-night stays.
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Xmas Eve

FEAST of SEVEN WINES


7-Course Food & Wine Presentation
A tasting of the Chef's Christmas Cheer Menu


Friday, December 9.  6:00 pm - $120 pp



This evening celebrates the kick-off of our Chef's Christmas Cheer Menu (running in the Grazing Room from 12/7-12/30) and a visit from Brian Hinschberger of Bon Vivant Imports. The Chef will create a tasting menu of his Christmas Cheer Menu and pair 7 wines, in the tradition of the Feast of 7 Fishes (although this is not a fish-only menu), with selections from Brian's Italian and Portuguese wine portfolio. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Enjoy a holiday cocktail from 6:00-6:30 pm. The gardens will be fully lit with holiday lights and the inn and barn fully decorated.

FEAST OF SEVEN WINES

M E N U

*Substitutions for vegetarians and other dietary concerns must be made at the time of making your reservation



FIRST COURSE

House-Cured Salmon Gravlax "Tartare" –
marinated dilly beets with red onion, black bread

Wine Pairing: La Segreta, Cinino Vino Frizzante

SECOND COURSE

Lobster Bisque – house-made oyster crackers

Wine Pairing: Luigi Voghera, Langhe Favorita



THIRD COURSE

Roast Lady Apple Salad – lavender and black pepper goat cheese, winter greens, pomegranate, toasted pepitas, verjus vinaigrette

Wine Pairing: Vinchio-Vaglio Serra, Barbera d'Asti



FOU
RTH COURSE

Pan-Roasted Chicken Paprikash (Hop N' Hen Farms) –
wild mushroom spätzle, roast garlic kale

WIne Pairing: Luigi Voghera, Barbaresco

FIFTH COURSE

Cassoulet – White beans, Andouille sausage, smoked pork, duck confit

Wine Pairing: Italo Pietrantonj, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

SIXTH COURSE

Petite Beef Tenderloin - smoked blue cheese Yorkshire pudding, Truffle burgundy reduction crisp Brussel Sprouts

Wine Pairing: Fatalone, Gioia del Colle Primitivo


SEVENTH COURSE

Christmas cookies, mini candy cane panna cotta, mini Black Forest cake parfait

Wine Pairing: Vieira de Souza 10-Year Aged White Port or Tawny Port
or Hot Chocolate, Coffee




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More 2022 Wine Dinners!

See our Holiday Menu tab (under Dining) for the Chef's Sparkling New Year's Eve Wine Dinner!


Plans for 2023 Wine Dinners!



Saturday, January 28 - First All Red Wine Dinner!
Join us for a 5-course dinner of Argentinian foods with red wine pairings form the Nomade Wine Company from Argentina. Founder Tomás Achával will be here to lead our discussion on these superb all red wines. $120 per person. 6:00 pm

Saturday, February 18 - Channing Daughters Winery of Bridgehampton, New York.
Here's an additional chance for a special dining experience with us in case you couldn't make it here for Valentine's Day! Winter cocktails and appetizer to start. 5-course tasting version of our Valentine's menu with wine pairings. Special chocolate desserts to end! $120 per person. 6:00 pm

April 22. Frequent Diner & Earth Day Appreciation Event. Northeast Wine Dinner Night.

Saturday, April 22. Frequent Diner Appreciation Cocktail Party followed by 4-course our favorite picks of Northeast Wines (keeping it local!). 
Barn Cocktail Party featuring a screening of "Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste". Includes wine tastings and signature cocktails and an array of Pan Asian organic appetizers. Keeping it local tonight with our favorite picks of Northeast wines brought to us by Northeast Wine Company (a distributor focused on the best wines of New England and the Northeast). Ceremonial launch of Colby Hill Farm. 4:00-6:15. Complimentary for Frequent Diner Program Members (sign up next time you dine with us!). $40 for other guests.

Then, join us for a 4-course wine dinner in the restaurant beginning at 6:30 pm also featuring Northeast Wines. $75 for Frequent Diner Program Members/$90 for other guests. (RSVP for dinner at same time as making cocktail party reservation). Reducing tonight's price as part of our Frequent Diner Appreciation Night.

May 5 and 6 (Friday and Saturday). Mexican Wine Weekend with Tozi Imports.
Friday - A Cinco-de-Mayo inspired cocktail party in the gardens (or barn) with live music. 5:30-8:00 pm. $80 per person.
Saturday - Five -Course Wine Pairing Dinner. We were inspired by the quality of these wines to create a non-Mexican food menu to encourage guests to pair these terrific wines with your own favorite foods. $120 per person. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Barn event.

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FREQUENT DINER & GUEST APPRECIATION EVENT


EARTH DAY COCKTAIL PARTY
April 22 (Saturday), 2023 –

Barn Cocktail Party featuring a screening of "Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste". Includes 2 drink tickets and an array of Pan Asian organic appetizers. Non-profit guests and wine presenter featuring sustainably-grown Iron Wolf Wines. Ceremonial inauguration of Colby Hill Farm. 4:00-6:00 pm. Complimentary - RSVP required. Optional a la carte dinner seatings in restaurant beginning at 6:00 pm (RSVP for dinner at same time as making cocktail party reservation).


Sample of some of the appetizers offered:

  • Grilled Kung Pao Spiced Shrimp
  • Crisp Vietnamese Chicken Spring Roll with Sour Lime Sauce
  • Malaysian Lamb Skewers with Coconut Chili Dipping Sauce
  • Shredded Bo Ssam buns with house made Kimchi





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