Once a month, my mom hosts a Wine Dinner at Giant Eagle where wine shoppers can come and enjoy a nice night of food and wine. Although this event has only been going on for about a year, it is planned very well and it was a treat to attend.
Last week, my boyfriend Erik and I went to the monthly wine dinner. It costs $15 per person for a 5 course meal and wines with each course…not too bad
The event is set up is the nice area of the store with tables and we were even lucky enough to have the wine maker from California fly in for the event. Throughout the event, we get to hear about all the great food from the chef and also the great wine pairings from the wine maker.
Each dinner, there are different courses and different wine pairings so it is always a treat.
For our wine experience, our first course consisted of a mixed seafood grill (swordfish, scallop, shrimp) citrus glaze and rice pilaf. The wine with this course was Fish Chardonnay.
Course #2 was grilled balsamic chicken bruschetta with roasted garlic crostini. The wine with this course was Chicken Pinot Noir.