Island Restaurants

Please Note: These are independently hosted events and produced outside of the NWF 

There are myriad events and activities beyond the official NWF programming to enjoy while on-island for the festival, including wine dinners, lunches, and special events hosted by the local restaurants of Nantucket.

Please continue to check back between up until May 21, 2017 for a current list of Island Restaurant Events.

 

Island Restaurants: Restaurant Events

Friday May 19, 2017

Event Description Details

Friday Winemaker Tastings at currentVintage

Friday, May 19
1-2 Tasting with charming winemaker François Villard of Domaine François Villard and NWF veteran, Importer Jack Edwards featuring elegant Rhone wines from Condrieu and Côte Rôtie paired with artisanal cheese & charcuterie.

Friday, May 19
2-3 Sample the wines of Gramercy Cellars with Greg Harrington, Master Sommelier and founder/winemaker, featuring outstanding small production Rhone varietals from Walla Walla, Washington paired with American farmstead cheese & charcuterie.

Friday, May 19
3-4:30 Our annual Champagne tasting with Veuve Clicquot Cellar Master, Dominique Demarville, featuring Brut Yellow label, Brut Rosé NV and Brut La Grande Dame 2006, paired with artisanal cheese & charcuterie. This is a rare opportunity to share the champagnes of Veuve Clicquot with the winemaker and take home a signed bottle to gift or keep!

Friday, May 19
4:30-6 Domaine Jessiaume Burgundy Tasting with winemaker William Waterkeyn and Megan McClune, Domaine Director, both alums of Domaine Alex Gambal. Featuring Village and Premier Cru wines of Domaine Jessiaume, a jewel in Santenay.



1:00pm - 6:00pm
currentVintage
4 Easy Street
Nantucket MA 02554
508-228-5073

Dreaming of France at The Summer House

Join Paul Chevalier of Château D'Esclans, Eric Perrin of Château Carbonnieux and Jean Rémy Rapeneau of Champagne Château de Bligny for a memorable evening of French wine and food. Each course will be created by The Summer House Executive Chef, Rich Leadbetter, and paired with a featured wine, presented by the vintner.

Wines to be featured: Château de Bligny Brut, Château Carbonnieux, Château D'Esclans Rock Angel & Château D'Esclans Whispering Angel.

The Summer House Restaurant is known not only for its picturesque Siasconset location but also for its imaginative contemporary cuisine and outstanding wine list. Dinner each evening is an event - subdued lighting, flickering candles, fresh flowers and the music from the Piano Bar combine to create an atmosphere of days gone by and the true romance that is Nantucket. The Summer House's Emmy and Grammy award winning pianist, Jamie Howarth, will be tickling the ivories throughout the evening with dancing after dinner!

For tickets and event information, please call 508-257-4577.



7:00pm
Summer House
17 Ocean Avenue
Siasconset, MA
02564
508-257-4577

Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils at CRU!

Join Chef Erin Zircher and Winemaker Christian Moreau for a magical tasting through Chablis, expertly paired with a five course menu. There is limited seating available for this intimate event.

Tickets: $275 per person including tax and gratuity.

Please call 508-228-9278 to make reservations.
7:00pm
CRU Oyster Bar
1 Straight Wharf
Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-9278

Saturday May 20, 2017

Event Description Details

Saturday Winemaker Tastings at currentVintage

Saturday, May 20
12-2 Clambake Wines + Steamers with founder Mary McCauley featuring her Mendocino Chardonnay & Old Vine Carignan Rosé. Start your Saturday with these delightful handcrafted wines served by the owner and see first hand how ideal they are for clambakes and summer sipping.

Saturday, May 20
2-3 Tasting with two time James Beard winner Rajat Parr and Evening Land Wines of Willamette Valley, featuring the acclaimed "La Source" Chardonnay and Seven Springs Pinot Noir plus Domaine de la Côte "Bloom's Field" Pinot Noir from his project in Santa Barbara. Raj is a former sommelier, partner with Michael Mina RN74 restaurants and co-founder of "In Pursuit of Balance" wine group with Jasmine Hirsch.

Saturday, May 20
2-3 "Meet the Somms!". At the same time as our Raj Parr tasting, we are hosting a meet & greet with members of the world class NWF Sommelier team. Stop by for a sip of Evening Land & Domaine de la Côte and get to know sommeliers from fine restaurants and wineries all over the world.


12:00pm - 3:00pm
currentVintage
4 Easy Street
Nantucket MA, 02554
508-228-5073

A Nantucket Culinary Debut - The Truffle Revolution

For the longest time, Americans have savored the coveted truffles harvested in European countries. After generations of unsuccessful cultivation in North America, the elusive black truffle is now embarking on a quiet revolution here on our very own culinary turf.

Thanks to the American Truffle Company’s founders Robert Chang and Dr. Paul Thomas, 'black diamonds' are now being cultivated in several truffle orchards around the country.

Join us as we welcome co-founder Robert Chang to our establishment where he will discuss the Truffle Revolution’s progress of two of the world’s most expensive culinary ingredients, the black winter Périgord truffle (Tuber melanosporum) and the black summer Burgundy truffle (Tuber aestivum/uncinatum).

To complement your truffle experience, Geoffrey Loisel of Champagne Billecart-Salmon will provide a sampling of champagnes that will pair perfectly with a three-course truffle-inspired tasting menu prepared by Relais & Châteaux Chef Gabriel Kreuther of the Michelin-starred Gabriel Kreuther restaurant, New York City.

For more information on the American Truffle Company, please visit their website: www.americantruffle.com
$125/Ticket.
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Nantucket Culinary Center
22 Federal Street
Nantucket MA, 02554
508-228-2665

Atlas & Copain Wine Dinner

On Saturday, May 20th we are beyond excited to present a 4-course tasting dinner paired with Copain Wines. Our dear friend and former co-worker Phil Robinson will be on hand to regale us all with stories and tasting notes about several of Copain's fabulous wines.

First Course
Nantucket Retsyo Oyster w. shallot mignonette
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2016 Tous Ensemble Rose of Pinot Noir ~ Mendocino County, CA

Second Course
Grilled Nantucket asparagus w. arugula, poached local Bantam Hen egg, almonds & Romano
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2014 DuPratt Chardonnay ~ Anderson Valley, CA

Third Course
Beeler Farms braised pork jowl w. roasted Kumamoto tomato & pinot noir reduction
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2013 Wendling Pinot Noir ~ Anderson Valley, CA

Final
Trio of Grey Barn of Martha’s Vineyard cheeses w. local honeycomb & house made crackers
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2013 Les Voisins Syrah ~ Yorkville Highlands, CA

Tickets are $150 Per Person
7:00pm
Atlas
130 Pleasant Street
Nantucket MA, 02554
508-825-5495

Explore the Terroir of Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley, Oregon

An area of rich soil and misty mountains, the Willamette Valley is recognized worldwide for its Pinot Noir.

Meet Scott Shull, a self taught wine maker having learned by "doing" since 1989. Scott strives to craft wines that are interesting to the palate and to the mind—wines of complexity, finesse and place. Scott uses grapes grown in vineyards that represent the great diversity of soil types and mesoclimates in their corner of the northwest Willamette valley, and takes care to separate individual blocks within vineyard designate wines, with the belief that microclimates within vineyards will yield different expressions of pinot noir.

J. Christopher, named after Jay Christopher Somers, will bring his Old World style of vineyard management and winemaking — a style that resulted in wines that taste more like the Burgundies he loves to drink. J. Christopher Pinot Noir is made to reflect the diversity of where it is grown, focusing on the Pinot Noir which highlight three individual AVAs within the Willamette Valley.

Paired with Chef Greg, this meal will complement each aspect of the terroir of the Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs.

Limited to 24 people.
$200/ticket.
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Nantucket Culinary Center
22 Federal Street
Nantucket MA, 02554
508-228-2665

California Sideways Wine Dinner at The Summer House

Enjoy the subdued lighting, flickering candles, fresh flowers and music from Emmy Award Winning Pianist, Jamie Howarth as he plays through dinner with dancing to follow at the renowned Piano Bar. This is an atmosphere of days gone by and the true romance that is Nantucket, at this special Caymus Vineyards Wine Dinner created by executive chef, Richard Leadbetter.

Wines for the Dinner Include:
- J Vineyards Sparking Brut Rosé
- Orin Swift Mannequin Chardonnay
- Robert Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir
- Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Menu:
Passed Hors D'euvres
- Oyster Gratin
- Lobster Shiso Wraps
- Tomato Burrata Bruschetta
- Eggplant Caponata

Salad
- Ahi Tuna & Crab: Involtini Watercress Citrus Salad

First Course
- Risotto Parmigiano: Clams & Leeks, Fresh Herbs, Lemon Vinaigrette

Main Course
- Lamb Rack: Artichoke & Tomato Ragu

Dessert
- Tiramisu

Ticket Price: $175 plus tax and gratuity.
Call 508-257-4577 for tickets and information.
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summer House
17 Ocean Avenue
Siasconset, MA
02564
508-257-4577