NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Kick off your New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) with an intimate dinner upstairs at Copper Vine featuring single-vineyard selections from Dry Creek Vineyards curated by our Sommelier Emily Walker Staurulakis. Executive Chef Amy Mehrtens has prepared a five-course dining experience with unexpected flavor combinations and playful takes on classic dishes all inspired by an elevated summer picnic .

Menu includes:

Fried chicken and watermelon (Ikura roe, citrus honey and cayenne) with Dry Creek Vineyard Flume Blanc 2021 – Sonoma County, California.

Blue crab and stone fruit salad (avocado, mint, li hing) with Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc 2021 – Clarksburg, California.

Beef cheeks and pickle plate (crusty bread, raw onion and barbecue sauce) with Dry Creek Vineyards Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2020 – Sonoma County, California. 

Pork tenderloin paillards and prosciutto (oma cheese, green olives, pine nut gremolata) with Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel 2018 – Dry Creek Valley, California. 

Ggoat cheese and cherry semifreddo (walnuts, butter crust, lemongrass) with AES Ambelis Commandaria  NV  – Cyprus.

Saint John:

Chef de Cuisine Chef Daren Porretto has created a delicious NOWFE four-course prix fixe menu, each paired with exciting wines from Duckhorn Vineyards!

  • Time: 7 p.m. (Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.).
  • Purchase Tickets. ($120++ bar counter and main dining, $150++ for Chef’s Counter)

Menu Includes:

Scallop Crudo (dragon fruit, mint, extra virgin olive oil, toasted pistachios, mezcal margarita granita) with Calera 2019 Mt. Harlan Chardonnay.

Flounder En Papillote (summer vegetables, elderflower & preserved lemon compound butter, fingerling potatoes) with Calera 2020 Mt. Harlan Viognier.

Smoked Venison (roasted sweet potato & summer corn hash, Marcona almonds, blackberry & red wine) with Canvasback 2018 Red Mountain Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Hummingbird Cake (banana, pineapple, pecans, candied ginger, creole cream cheese frosting) with 2020 Greenwing Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.