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Varenese will be hosting a special six course wine dinner featuring wines from around the world from Maisons, Marques and Domaines (with special guest MMD Mid-Atlantic Manager Donny  Hackett) on September 11 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is $65 per person ($40 per person for food-only option). Reservations can be made with a credit card by calling 502-899-9904 or by calling letsdine@varanese.com

Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne (Champagne, France)
Roasted French Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs Wrapped in Bacon
Drizzled with a Champagne Vinegar Reduction and Micro Lemon Sorrell

2nd Course
Fleur du Cap Chenin Blanc (Western Cape, South Africa)
Spicy Lobster Curry
With Chick Peas and Roasted Cauliflower over Basmati Rice
Served with Grilled Flat Bread

Pio Cesare Cortese di Gavi (Piedmont, Italy)
Grilled Octopus with Cherry Olive Oil Poached Tuna
With Fried Capers and Pimenton de la Vera

Marques Murrietta Rioja Reserva (Rioja, Spain)
Sixty Minute Soft Cooked Egg
Layered with Crumbled Chorizo Sausage, Saffron Aioli.
Toasted Focaccia Bread and Micro Cilantro

Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California)
Char Grilled Tri Tip Steak
With Avocado Puree, Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes, Charred Red Onions
Finished with a Peach and White Balsamic BBQ Sauce
Ramos Pinto Fine Ruby Port (Norte, Portugal)
Chocolate Arroz Doce
With Fresh Raspberries and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Executive Chef / Proprietor – John Varanese
Chef de Cuisine – Erik Abraham
Sous Chef – Callie Critchelow
Guest Speaker –Donny Hackett, MMD Wines