Monday, November 19, 2018

Insider's View Wine Dinner

By: The Food Hunter

I've said it before, and it still holds true, the Insider's View Wine Dinner at Different Pointe of View Restaurant is by far my favorite in the city.  Featuring top winemakers from around the world and amazing cuisine prepared tableside; the 12 person only event is an up-close and intimate food and wine experience.

The evening begins with an outdoor sunset wine reception hosted by a representative of the featured vineyard.  Guests are able to mix and mingle, while sipping wine, munching on small bites and admiring the fabulous city skyline.

The fun continues in the main dining room where Executive Chef Anthony DeMuro prepares a five-course dinner, entirely table-side. While watching Chef DeMuro perform his culinary magic guests are privy too insider stories from the wine representative.

On a recent visit we had the pleasure of dining with Sandy Walheim, winemaker from Francis Ford Coppola's Virginia Dare Winery. Every wine we tasted in the collection had a story which Sandy graciously shared with us through out the night.

The Insider's View experience consists of several courses which Chef DeMuro expertly pairs with a different varietal of the vinter's wine. The first course featured the fruit forward Virginia Dare Pinot Noir accompanied by chef's sous vide duck breast and golden lentils.

Up next was the bold and slightly spicy Lost Colony red blend, served along side an earthy mushroom risotto.

This was followed by a glass of Director's Cut Cinema paired with bison and smoked maple sweet potatoes.

The grande finale, which was my favorite of the evening, was a flat bread topped with a flavorful tomato reduction, thinly sliced beef, grated Parmesan and shaved truffles. Served with a glass of Eleanor this course was amazing!

If you are looking for a unique and delicious wine dinner in Phoenix I highly recommend the Insider's View Dinner at Different Pointe of View....Be sure to come hungry!!!

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