The beautiful Paragon Restaurant at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut was the location of a recent wine pairing dinner, celebrating the wines of Huneeus Vinters and featuring the Quintessa Winery.
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Passed Hors d'Ouvres & Wine Pairing
Our small bites course was a wonderful pairing of wine and appetizers. Each one was delicately prepared to offer the perfect blend of flavors in each morsel.
Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013
Paragon Restaurant - Small Bites (passed)
Paragon paired this crisp Chardonnay with four delicious small bite appetizers. While each was delightful, my personal favorite was the Point Judith Skate Wing, the subtle heat from the Chili Anchovy Paste was amazing and made for a nice contrast with the bright flavored wine.
Left: Reister Farms Lamb with Toasted Barley,
Top Right: Crunchy Scottish Highland Grass Fed Lemon Meatballs,
Middle Right: Chilled Bomster Scallop with Passion-Bamboo Rice,
Bottom Right: Point Judith Skate Wing with Chili-Anchovy “Paste”,
First Course - Salad & Wine Pairing
Our first course consisted of a beautifully presented seafood salad with a hearty red wine.
The Prisoner Red 2013
The Wine Advocate: “This dense, full-bodied, opulent red reveals gutsy, rich, peppery, meaty, blackberry, black currant and licorice notes. A savory, lusty, heady red.”
Paragon Restaurant: House Gin Cured King Salmon Salad
The salad was not only beautiful, it was hearty and deliciously briny, with a nod to Paragon's Italian roots with hints of Mediterranean flavors.
House Gin Cured King Salmon with two hour pickled veggie slaw, parsley oil, smeared capers
Second Course & Wine Pairing
We kept with the pairing of reds with seafood dishes for our second course.
Faust Cabernet Sauvignon
Paragon Restaurant: Town Dock's Monkfish
The Cabernet Sauvignon paired beautifully with Paragon's Monfish.
Town Docks Monkfish, with razor clam hash, house bacon, summer corn-saffron bouillabaisse
Entree Course & Wine Pairing
Quintessa Red 2011
Another successful pairing with Chef's delicious veal offering.
Paragon Restaurant: Naturally Raised Veal Tenderloin
Naturally Raised Veal Tenderloin, with late season morels, local asparagus, rich cabernet-marrow glace
Finishing Course Dessert & Wine Pairing
Thorn Merlot 2012
From start to finish this was a wonderful wine pairing dinner. Each wine was described in detail by the Huneeus team, and each course was not only delicious and plated beautifully, but any questions about preparation were promptly answered by by Renato, our knowledgeable waiter.
This was my first time dining at Paragon, and it most certainly will not be my last. The atmosphere was quite lovely, service was impeccable, food was fabulous, and the views from the 24th floor are indescribable.
In addition, the wines were thoughtfully selected to accompany each course perfectly.
A memorable wine pairing dinner!
Kudo's to Foxwoods Paragaon and Huneeus Vintners for a wonderful event!
24th Floor - Grand Pequot Tower
Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777
For more on the Quintessa Winery visit: https://www.quintessa.com/
For more on the Huneeus Vintners visit: http://www.huneeusvintners.com/
Disclaimer: We were invited to the wine pairing by Foxwoods management and marketing team, however all opinions expressed are our own.