Juan Gil Wine Dinner in Lenox, MA

Sunday, February 15, 2015

I received an email from Spirited Wines about a paired wine dinner at Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar in Lenox, MA on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 from 6:00-8:30pm.

Here's the lineup:

Bacalao Croquetas
Honey Aioli
Lagar de Condesa Albarino 2013

Wild Boar Terrine
Pistachio, Apricot, Quine, Spinach
Cellars Can Blau Tinto 2012 

Rabbit & Merguez Stew
Peas, Mushrooms, Roasted Peppers, Rice
Clio Jumilla 2012

San Simon Cheese
Fig Jam
Juan Gil Monastrell 2012 

Crème Catalane
Almond Brittle, Grapefruits Granita
Juan Gil Moscatel 2013

$65 per person, plus tax & gratuity

Limited Seating. Call Alta Restaurant directly for reservations: 413-637-0003.


As a founding member of the #JuanGilFanClub (that to date exists only as a hashtag, but really does deserve its own following) I had to pass this event notice along.

Especially at the really fair price of $65. Dinners like this usually go for $100+.

Many of the wines and dishes being served line up well with my favorites from a trip to Spain a couple years ago. Juan Gil Monastrell is an amazing value, and Clio takes it to the next level. The other wines are part of the Gil Family Estates offerings - given the quality of the Gil Family wines I've tried I'd be very interested in exploring the others.

If you can battle your way through the snow (that seems to come every few days this winter in Massachusetts) this sounds like a great event.

Rabbit paella in Jumilla, Spain
Question of the Day: Has anyone been to Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar in Lenox? Good place?

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