Restaurant News & Reviews

Restaurant News & Reviews

Like wine? Here are several places to enjoy it over the next week

▪ McNinch House Restaurant (511 N. Church St.) and Orsini Wines will co-host a burgundy wine dinner from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday pairing a four-course meal and wines selected by house wine stewart Anthony M. Wesley and Orsini Wines’ Mark Orsini. Executive chef Matthew Shepard’s menu includes charred, braised octopus with ginger chili sauce; pan seared cherry pheasant with exotic mushrooms, seasonal vegetables, and wild rice; and beef filet with tri-colored cauliflower and barley risotto. Frangelico mousse, flourless chocolate cake, and amaretto ice cream are served for dessert alongside a glass of champagne. $125. www.mcninchhouserestaurant.com.

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