This week America took a moment to watch a heart-stopping eclipse. The day was spectacular, and in New York City the night was just as special at a phenomenal dinner.
Jacob’s Creek Chief Winemaker Ben Bryant hosted a special evening of Our Table. Guests gathered at the beautiful 1 Hotel Central Park for an incredible meal led by the sweet and kind-hearted moderator Alicia Quarles.
During the soiree tastemakers and trendsetters mingled with each other along with their plus ones. The room was buzzing with delightful discussions about inspiration and friendship.
At the immaculate table, Chef Jonathan Waxman greeted all warmly and shared his own rousing menu that undeniably was one of the best of the summer.
Appetizers started with a tantalizing Kale Salad with anchovy dressing, pecorino and breadcrumbs; along with a Stone Fruit & Cucumber Salad with sunflower shoots, radish sprouts, honey-apple cider vinaigrette and local feta. Both were matched with a perfectly sweetened crisp Jacob’s Creek Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. What is different about this white versus others is it is not overwhelming and is smooth on the palate.
For the first course a splendidly spiced Risotto with sautéed summer squash, basil pesto and parmesan was a second pairing for the lovely Chardonnay selection.
A second course brought just as much applause to the table with three selections. Jams Chicken playfully went along with the Chardonnay and comprised of Goffle Road Farms meats along with salsa verde.
A divine Swordfish with avocado puree, arugula, radish, crispy onions and lemon paired with Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz. The bottles’ notes of sweet read fruits and dark chocolate with toasty vanilla undertones is exquisite.
Lastly, a Braised Pasture Raised Lamb with Chimichurri Sauce was wonderful with Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon.
All were served with beautiful accompaniments of Fried Fingerling Potatoes and Sautéed Green Beans.
Finally, for dessert Jacob’s Creek’s satisfying Moscato was served chilled along with a fascinating Vanilla Bean-Amaretti.
Here is to an amazingly inspiring night in the city.