Now in its seventh year, Beacon Hill Bistro’s Wine and Dine Mondays allow patrons a thematic look at wines from all around the world, all paired with four courses of Executive Chef Matt Malloy’s sumptuous cooking.
Led by owner Cecelia Rait and by Tracy Burgis of M.S. Walker, these nights are a chance to explore different varieties of wines in a fun and friendly environment.
Each evening showcases a different locale and motif (listed below), ranging from “A Voyage Along the Rhone River,” to “Drink Like a Fish – Seafood Friendly Wines.”
“People can get stuck on the same varietals,” says Rait. “It’s great to introduce people to different areas and grapes.”
A dinner earlier this winter saw wines from south of the equator including a tart and citrusy sauvignon blanc from New Zealand poured alongside a very fresh tasting plate of gravlox, grapefruit and avocado to start. The main dish was a hearty oxtail ragout with gnocchi parisienne, carrots, and roasted shallots and to wash it down, a rich yet delicate south Australian shiraz.
The meal is served to tables of 6 to 10, encouraging a communal dining experience.
“We like to keep it fun,” says Rait.“Often people will meet at one of these tables and return the next time to dine with them.”
Reservations are a must and max out at 45 people; to ensure a seat call 617-723-7575. The prix fixe menu is $55 and includes all four courses and four wines. For more details on Wine and Dine Mondays, visit the bistro’s website at http://beaconhillhotel.com/bistro. Menus for the night are usually posted a few days in advance.
(All dinners begin at 7 p.m.)
Feb. 28 — Piedmont – Wines from Vietti Winery
March 21 — South Africa – A Selection from Thelma Mountain Vineyard
March 28 — A Voyage Along the Rhone River
April 11 — Washington State
April 25 — The Wines of Western Spain
May 9 — “Drink Like a Fish” Seafood Friendly Wines
May 23 — Blind Tasting