Friday, November 11, 2016

Boutique Wines and Small Batch Spirits Flow at Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar Wine Dinner Nov. 17

Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar executive chef Boyd A. Rose and Crafted Brands managing partner Bayard Crawley invite you to join them for the Alpharetta restaurant’s first wine dinner of the season on Thursday, Nov. 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Rose showcases the autumn harvest and flavors in his five-course menu. The pairing is a natural for Crafted Brands, which likens itself to farm-to-table restaurants in espousing local, small farms for ingredients and producer partners. Feast eyes on how the meal will unfold, opening with smoked apple-brined Springer Mountain Farms chicken, roasted apple-stuffed chive crepe and brie Mornay paired with 2015 Hayes Valley Monterey County chardonnay. Courses progress through Johnny Hoe black-eyed pea grit cake with duck confit and dried blueberry port wine duck demi with 2014 Rudy Santa Rita Hills pinot noir; seared espresso-braised lamb belly, smoked blue cheese, Carnaroli rice and black currant lamb jus paired with 2013 Rudy Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon; black pepper-crusted N.Y. strip with buttercup potato bacon gratin, red Swiss chard, dried cranberries and red wine jus paired with 2014 Square, Plumb & Level Dry Creek red wine; and salted caramel crème brûlée with a Hammer & Tongs cocktail featuring Breckenridge bourbon. $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required: 770-752-0922.

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