Gorji, the first ‘no-tipping fine restaurant in the state, is hosting a special “Pizza & Wine” tasting event Wednesday Jan. 23. Chef Gorji has prepared a special menu for the evening featuring three Gorji crispy skillet pizzas which will be paired with Champagne and wines from France, Greece and California. It’s an evening that promises to be special and very delicious.
The Champagne being featured this evening is Charles De Cazanove’s Brut Rosé Champagne, Non-Vintage from Champagne, France. According to Wine.com “This rosé has a lovely salmon-pink color and delicious candied fruit and rose petal aromas. There is volume, fullness and strength on the palate, with good substance. A delicious wine!”
Chef Gorji will also serve Michael David Winery’s Ancient Vine Cinsault (2015) from Lodi, California and the only vineyard-designated wine in their portfolio. The winery’s website describes this wine saying, “Cinsault’s translucent cranberry color hints towards the wine’s lighter, subtle styling. Medium bodied with bright cranberry, red berry, leather, and a hint of oak linger on the finish.”
The third offering, Ktima Karipidis’ Nebbiolo (2010) comes from Thessalia, Greece. The Karipidis Estate is a family owned winery in Vounaina in Thessaly, Greece where the family settled in 1908. The tasting notes on from the winery describe it saying, “Alluring ruby colour. Aromas of small red fruit, mushrooms, fresh-ground pepper and liquorice. It distinguishes for its fruity taste, live acidity, rich structure and full body. Traits that bring out the rich dynamic of the variety and give this live and complex wine prospect in time.”
Seating is limited for this very special event and is $59 per person. Reservations and pre-payment are required. To make your reservation call 972-503-7080 or visit Gorji’s website. You can also see the full menu as well as learn about Chef Gorji’s book “Zing!” featuring his signature “New Mediterranean” cuisine.