Posts Tagged : Holiday

A Festive Season: Join Us For The Holidays

Like many of you, we look forward to the Holidays each year in the Carolinas. Rich and I chose Greenville, SC and the Upstate region as our headquarters for many reasons: the beautiful setting, miles of scenic mountain roads, the vibrant lifestyle, a friendly community, and the year-round mild climate. This is our home. Each holiday season I’m reminded of how much this place means to me, and how welcoming everyone has made us feel. We are truly fortunate to be able to raise our children here, in this wonderful corner of the world. And we want you to share the joys of this season with us. We have a full December Calendar of fun events and dinners for you and your loved ones to celebrate as well.

The holidays come just once a year and that’s what makes them so special. Rich and I look forward to seeing you and sharing in the celebration.

Happy Holidays,

George

 

Wednesday, 12/24: Christmas Eve Dinner at Restaurant 17

Chef Adam and his team are preparing a delicious culinary experience on one of the most magical nights of the year. With a truly one-of-a-kind menu that features a number of subtle interpretations of traditional holiday dishes, Restaurant 17 is the ideal place to start a new Christmas Eve tradition with your family. See our Christmas Eve Menu.

Wednesday, 12/31: Ring in ’15 at 17

What an eventful year it has been. If 2015 is anything like 2014 then it promises to be full of close friends, good times, and lifelong memories. We will be kicking the year off right at Hotel Domestique and Restaurant 17 with a New Year’s dinner and celebration for the ages. Learn more about our New Year’s Eve celebration.

Tuesday Nights (recurring): Cena Italiana, 3 Courses for $30

Every Tuesday Chef Adam will serve Cena Italiana (Italian Supper) with a unique menu of handmade pastas. See the current Cena Italiana menu.

My Holiday Wine Picks

Catherine Walker

Restaurant 17 Sommelier

I am most excited about German and Austrian wines for this holiday season. Our farm to table focus at Restaurant 17 means that even during the chilly winter season the chefs are continuing to source only what is locally available. They are cooking with kale, sweet potatoes, daikon, delicata squash, hakurei turnips, persimmons and many other wonderful winter foods where German and Austrian Rieslings and other native Austrian varietals, Gruner Veltliner, Furmint and Blaufrankisch, couldn’t be more perfect.  Forget that the labels are hard to read, the words long and often difficult to pronounce. Created by small family run estates, these wines are unique, superb with food, and young or old, posses a freshness and an elegance that will render you speechless.


2002 Künstler, ‘Hölle’ Riesling Spätlese Trocken, Rheingau, Germany

Riesling is one of the most magnificent and intriguing grapes to be made into wine.  From a dry wine that is driven with minerality, all the way to a sweet wine tasting of perfectly ripe fruit, it can perform in every style. Bright, lively acidity and fresh aromas that are maturing spectacularly with age, Künstler’s, 2002 Riesling is a wine to be enjoyed as an aperitif or accompanying a dish such as our delicious sweet potato risotto.


2013 Heidi Schröck, Furmint Trocken, Burgenland, Austria

A native varietal to Austria, Furmint, encompasses only 9 hectares (a little over 22 acres) of all vine plantings in Austria. Female winemaker, Heidi Schröck’s, 2013 Furmint is beautiful.  Dry with notes of quince, green apple, hints of ripe peach and white pepper, this wine sings with local rainbow trout.

 


2009 Höpler, Blaufränkisch, Burgenland, Austria

An exciting red wine for winter cuisine, Blaufränkisch is a native varietal to Austria with which you will have an abiding fascination. It produces wines with rich tannin and notes of red currants, black cherry, and blackberry. Its distinct spicy character will have you continually wanting to revisit the wine for another sip. Höpler’s 2009 Blaufränkisch could not find a better match than with our Artisan cured meats or grilled local grassfed beef.