Posts Tagged : Wine

Valentine’s at Hotel Domestique and Restaurant 17

Like any celebration, Valentine’s Day is what you make it. Hotel Domestique and Restaurant 17 want to help you make it one of the most romantic weekends of the year. One thing is certain, if you spend it with us, you’re covered until next year.

Hotel Domestique Two-night Room Package for Two

COST: $975*


/ Champagne upon arrival

/ Valentine’s Day Dinner for two at Restaurant 17

/ Two night’s stay at Hotel Domestique

/ Champagne, housemade truffles and a dozen roses in guest room

/ European continental breakfast for two each morning

Valentine’s hotel package available February 13 -14 or 14-15.

Restaurant 17 Valentine’s Day Dinner

MENU: 3 Course Prix Fixe

COST: $65*pp

Call (864) 516-1715 to reserve your room or book your table online.

*Tax and gratuity not included. Couples massage is available on an a la carte basis, but must be reserved in advance.

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.

Wine Dinner with JP Bourgeois, December 4th

JP Bourgeois is a highly specialized wine importer focusing on small family estates, primarily from France and Spain. He works with farmers, not factories, that have been cultivating their lands for generation after generation; farmers who are preserving the culture and tradition of their region, of their Terroir. All of his wines are sustainably/organically farmed, and represent outstanding values in their categories.

On December 4th Chef Adam Cooke and JP Bourgeois will present a five-course dinner menu paired with handcrafted, organically farmed wines. Join us for a beautiful evening of fine food and French wine.

December 4 at 7 pm
$65* pp for 5 Courses with Wine Pairings
Reservations required. Seating is limited.

Call soon for reservations. 864.516.1715

*Tax and gratuities not included.


Bethel Trails Farm Dinner

At Restaurant 17 we make a point of partnering with local growers and farmers who share our philosophy on fresh, flavor forward ingredients. Tuesday, October 7, Chef Adam will be showcasing the offerings of one of our partners, Bethel Trails Farm, a family run, organic farm in nearby Gray Court, South Carolina.

Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm
$65* for 5 Courses with Wine Pairings
Seating is limited to 30

Call soon to reserve your spot. 864.516.1715

Farm Profile
Bethel Trails Farm is owned by the Ellis Family and operated as a sustainable farm specializing in pastured meat and poultry. All of the animals at Bethel Trails Farm are raised and finished on pasture without the use of hormones or antibiotics. As a member of Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Bethel Trails Farm supports the concept of local, sustainable farming which is beneficial for the economy as well as the environment. Visit for more information.

*tax and gratuities not included

New Lexus Celebrity Chef Dinner set for Friday, October 24th

We’re thrilled to announce a new a palate pleasing, taste tingling, sip and savor experience—the Lexus Celebrity Chef Dinner on Friday, October 24th. Mark your calendar to enjoy the culinary mastery of top food and wine personalities including Chefs Michael Chiarello, Adam Cooke, Matthew Accarrino and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, as well as Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey.

From individual tasting stations each chef will present two dishes embodying their unique culinary style. Guests will move between stations, enjoying personal interactions with chefs and the chance to learn more about the distinct culinary approaches.

But it’s not all about food: four beverage venues will give guests the opportunity to sample and learn more about wine, beer and cocktails with Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey joined by representatives from Patron tequila, New Belgian Brewing Company, Scarpetta Wine, and Flood Wines.

The Lexus Celebrity Chef Dinner coincides with our favorite annual ride, Gran Fondo Hincapie, but foodies need not worry—it’s open to everyone. Only 150 tickets are available priced at $250 per person or $400 per couple with proceeds benefiting Meals On Wheels Greenville.

Lexus has also signed on to be the official vehicle of the Gran Fondo Hincapie, adding a luxury element to our high-end event. You’ll see luxury support vehicles on the course and also sponsor the King of the Mountain competition.

For more information on and to purchase tickets for the Lexus Celebrity Chef Dinner visit For details on Gran Fondo Hincapie visit


Tuesday Nights with Chef Adam

Tuesdays at 17: Small Plates with Wine Pairings

When you have a Chef with the cooking pedigree and creativity of Chef Adam Cooke, each week is a delicious journey to showcase seasonal ideas based on fresh area ingredients. As summer wanes and fall approaches, Chef Adam is working closely with local growers and farmers to select the finest fruits, vegetables, and ingredients around. On Tuesday evenings, he will be featuring these ingredients in a series of small, elegant plates and pairing them with fine wines from around the world. Utilizing the oldest, most traditional cooking methods and combining them with innovative recipes and techniques, Chef Adam and his experienced team will create distinctive dishes that are at once subtle, savory, and eclectic—and that appeal to a wide-range of palates.

"My goal is to create plates that are my own interpretation of local regional dishes, just as George and Rich have made Hotel Domestique an extension of their international heritage and experience."

Chef Adam will present a variety of small plate options paired with wine. Reservations are recommended.
3 plates for $30*, 4 for $40*, 5 for $50*, 6 for $60*

*Minimum of three plates. A pairing is a tasting (1.5 to 2 oz. pour) and is complimentary with each plate. Corkage fees apply.

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Tasting: Wines of Southern Italy

The majestic natural setting and temperate climate at Hotel Domestique is often compared to the rolling countryside and mild breezes of southern Italy. On Thursday, August 28, we will take that one step further as we offer a tasteful exploration of southern Italy, by the glass no less. The region, once taken for granted in vintner circles, is now enjoying the fruits of its…well, fruit. Grapes to be precise. The mineral-rich soil in southern Italy helps grow unique, flavorful, expressive grapes that are a joy to drink.

On the 28th, Haw River Wine Man Distribution will be at Restaurant 17 to introduce a number of superb, subtly distinctive wines to guests. We will be featuring excellent bottles: two reds and two whites. It is going to be a fun, memorable night.

Thursday, August 28 | 6:00 p.m. | Price per person $25

Reservations required | (864) 516-1254

Special Tasting of Grower Champagne

Think light, sparkling, artisanal winemaking. This is what the eclectic Champagne region of France is known for—and what the world is increasingly beginning to discover. The Grower Champagnes are unique because they are (for the most part) produced by a single estate in which the grapes are grown. The term often used to describe this region, as well as the process, is terroir, which means “land” and suggests the collective influence of geography, geology, and climate on the produced grapes. The finished wines are the result of terrior, rather than on a distinct, consistent “house style.” To explain in more detail, Ryan Brazell with Grassroots Wine Wholesalers will be on hand for a regional exploration of Montagne de Reims, Valle de la Marne, and Cotes de Blancs. This promises to be a fun and educational evening for all in attendance. We hope to see you there.

Thursday, July 17 at 6pm
$25 per person
Limited Seating

Reservations Required
RSVP (864) 516-1254

Wines of Greece

It is fitting that we kick off our first June tasting with one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the world: Ancient Greece. Winemaking can be traced back 6,500 years on the Greek Isles, and evidence suggests it is the first place in which grapes were crushed to produce the blessed nectar of the gods (and man). Wine was used for a number of purposes in ancient days, including medicinal. For our purposes, of course, we will be celebrating taste—and treating diners to a number distinctive vintages and varietals. Be sure to join us for what promises to be a festive evening at Restaurant 17.

Wednesday, June 4th, 6:00 PM

$25 per person
This is a limited seating event; please contact us today to reserve your spot:
(864) 516-1254