Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wine Pairing Dinner at Ella's in Rhode Island on 9-21-16

Ella’s Fine Food & Drink to Host French Wine Dinner 

Chef Jeanie Roland’s Elegant Three-Course Menu Celebrates the Flavors of the Season with a French Influence

Ella’s Fine Food & Drink, a casually-elegant dining hot spot located at 2 Tower Street, in Westerly Rhode Island, will host a French-inspired wine dinner on Wednesday, September 21st.

Seven-time James Beard-nominated chef Jeanie Roland has created a three-course menu that will be paired perfectly with a selection of wines from throughout France.

The cost is $65.00 per person; tax and gratuity are additional.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit or call 401-315-0606.

The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., featuring a selection of hors d’oeuvres, including Lobster Tartlets, Saigon Skewers with peanut sauce drizzle, and Truffled Pate Puff Bites with pear-ginger compote.

Dinner will begin with grilled and butter-poached Swordfish with a tomato, peach, and apricot confit and paired with the 2014 Domaine Les Chardons Sauvignon Blanc. From the Loire Valley, this Sauvignon Blanc has lovely aromas and flavors that range from crisp cucumbers to lemon drops.

The second course will feature a Trio of Duck: salad of frisée and smoked duck; foie gras fondue; and a crispy duck confit dumpling with berry glacé, complemented by the smoky dark berries, minerals, and candied licorice notes of the 2013 Chateau Montmirail Cuvee de Beauchamp Gigondas, a Rhone red blend rated a ‘90’ by Vinous.

A third course of Boudreaux Risotto with Wild Mushrooms & Grilled Octopus with saba, aged balsamic, and brown butter will follow, paired with the 2011 Chante Perdrix Chateauneuf du Pape, rated a ‘91’ by the International Wine Report for its notes of dark cherries, plums, spices, and roasted herbs; rich, silky texture; and long, velvety finish.

About Ella’s Fine Food & Drink

Ella’s Fine Food & Drink, located at 2 Tower Street in Westerly, RI, opened in 2011 by Chef Jeanie Roland, a seven-time James Beard nominated Chef, and her husband and business manager, James Roland.  A premier dining destination for coastal, southern New England, Ella’s features French-Asian inspired fare imbued with Chef Roland’s passion for cooking with the freshest seasonal ingredients. In her pursuit of perfection, everything is made from scratch, from breads to desserts and everything in between, and menus change frequently in an effort to highlight the best available ingredients and to challenge Chef Roland and her culinary team. She has been quoted as saying that perhaps, "she has yet to create her best dish!"

In addition to being a seven-time James Beard nominee in two regions, Chef Roland is one of a select few contestants to “Beat Bobby Flay” on the Food Network.  In 2016, Ella’s was named in the Top Five restaurants for overall cuisine in all of New England by OpenTable

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