Monday, January 16, 2012
On Thursday, February 2nd Legal Seafoods is offering a 4-course wine dinner with Patz & Hall Winery owner Donald Patz. If you haven't been yet, this is an opportunity to visit their flagship Legal Harborside location which includes 3 levels of dining in an ambitious harborside dining mecca in Boston's Seaport District.
We visited Legal Harborside this past summer and were impressed. The first floor dining room offers casual dining similar to most Legal Seafoods and opens up nicely to the water in warmer months. The second floor offers a more refined dining experience and is where this wine dinner is going to be held. The third floor is a ritzy club scene that wouldn't be out of place in Vegas.
The location also includes a marketplace on the first floor as well as some unique features. Like Catch and Release trout fishing right in the restaurant.
I had a bottle of 2009 Patz & Hall Pinot Noir recently that really blew me away. 93 points for me - here are my notes:
Medium-full bodied magenta. Aromatically beautiful with rich strawberry, red raspberry, and fresh clean earth which translates brilliantly to the palate. Silky texture balanced nearly perfectly with acidity and just a touch of tannic grip.
A benchmark California Pinot Noir from and iconic pruducer. Highly recommended.
Here's the menu for the wine dinner:
Hors d’ Oeuvres
Tuna Tartare with Yuzu Aioli on Rice Crisp
King Crab Skewers with Wasabi Mayo
Patz & Hall “Dutton Ranch” Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, 2010
parsnip purée, smoked maple vinaigrette
Patz & Hall “Zio Tony Ranch” Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, 2009
Grilled Loch Duart Salmon
black beluga lentils, braised artichoke, smoked tomato
Patz & Hall Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2010
Braised Beef Shortribs
Creamed Cavolo Nero
Patz & Hall “Pisoni Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2008
Patz & Hall “Pisoni Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2000
$135 Per Person
(excluding tax and gratuity)
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