Italian Wine Dinner at The Capital Grille

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Through April 5th, 2009, The Capital Grille is serving up a special 5-course Italian menu to celebrate the arrival of the premier vintage of a new wine: BelnerO Sangiovese di Montalcino.

I'm a huge fan of The Capital Grille. Huge. Whenever my birthday comes around, it's the first place that comes to mind. Here are some of my favorite things off their menu:

  • The "Wedge" Salad
  • Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin with Carmelized Shallot Butter
  • Double Cut Lamb Rib Chops
  • Creamed Spinach
  • Sam's Mashed Potatoes
  • Flourless Espresso Cake
Getting hungry?

I should note that I'm *not* the biggest fan of Italian wine. In my experience it is a *tough* place to find value -and- it's easy to spend $20 or $30 on an exceedingly average bottle. (Got a suggestion? I'm all ears.) One of the few good values I've found is also one of the most searched for wines on the WWP- the 2006 Villa Pillo Toscana Borgoforte.

That said, I'm interested in seeing how The Capital Grille does Italian because so much of what they do is awesome:
  • Their service (from the moment you drop you car with the valet) is consistently a cut above
  • Their entire menu is great, not just the steaks
  • They have an excellent selection of wines by the glass
Tip: Of the three Boston area locations, my favorite is Newbury Street. In Phoenix, my favorite is The Biltmore location.

The menu for this event can be found here. $49 for 5 courses and wine is not included, although special pricing is available on the featured wine. Check out this video describing the event:

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Further Reading:
A review of an auctioned Chef's Table Wine Dinner at The Capital Grille Newbury Street 

Question of the Day: What do you think of The Capital Grille? What's your favorite chain steakhouse?


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