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Although the name of the chef remains a mystery until the night of the first 48 Nights at Sylvan Thirty dinner of the week, the perfect wine choices don’t have to be. Michael Flynn, The Mansion’s award-winning Sommelier and Wine and Beverage Director, will provide wine pairings for all remaining 48 Nights dinner menus. Michael will suggest pairings as soon as the new 48 Nights menu is released to give dinner guests plenty of time to purchase the perfect wines for dinner.
Marinated Olives and Spiced Marcona Almonds
Moutabal, Labne and Hummus with Pita
Michael’s wine suggestion: Lustau Amontillado Sherry “Los Arcos”
Modern Fatoush with Tahini and Sumac
Michael’s wine suggestion: Sancerre, such as the Henri Natter
Mediterranean Shellfish Soup with Candied Young Fennel, Saffron and Vanilla
Michael’s wine suggestion: Chateauneuf-du-Pape blanc, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, or a good Cotes-du-Rhone blanc
Zatar Lamb Kebab with Stuffed Baby Aubergine
Haloumi Couscous Cake and Labne Foam
Michael’s wine suggestion: 2005 St Emilion from a good producer like Chateau l’Arrosee
Turkish Coffee Pot de Creme
Chocolate Samosa with Candied Rose Petal Sauce
Lebanese Pudding with Apricot Glaze and Candied Marcona Almonds
Michael’s wine suggestion: – Gewurztraminer Selection de Grains Nobles, such as the Dirler-Cade 2007, though these wines can be expensive. Find a half bottle, if possible if your group numbers four or fewer.