Wine Dinner: Aberdeen and Aries Wine & Spirits

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This in from Tony Russo, owner of Aries Wine & Sprits:

It’s The Year of the Pig and you are invited to pig out with us as we celebrate Chinese New Year at Aberdeen’s in White Plains.

The food is traditional Hong Kong Cantonese and the wines we have chosen to pair with them are truly international. We worked very hard putting together this dinner (what a tough job we sometimes have!) and we are confident you will find some wow combinations as you eat and drink your way through this multi-course banquet.

What sets Hong Kong Cantonese cuisine apart from other Chinese cooking is that everything is cooked fresh and sauces are minimal to allow the flavors to shine through, according to Aberdeen’s owner Ricky Ho. We agree.

No “Lobster Cantonese� drowning in sauce here. Aberdeen’s also has a well deserved reputation for the “Best Dim Sum in Westchester� so our celebratory feast will start with a course of dim sum paired with sparkling wines.

Tables of 8 will be seated around revolving lazy susans to facilitate tasting and discussing the pairings.

Aberdeen’s and Aries Celebrate “The Year of the Pig�

7:30 PM Monday, February 26
Aberdeen’s 3 Barker Ave. White Plains. (It’s the ground floor of Marriott Residence Inn. Park in lot to left of building and bring in parking stub for validation.)

$65.00 per person. Reservations are required with a credit card guarantee. No refunds after Friday, February 23. Call 946-3382 or 582-7021 or email towine@aol.com to reserve. Seating is limited.<br>
Dim Sum Combination
Gruet Brut
Jacob’s Creek Brut Rose<br>

Jumbo Shrimp Szechuan Style
Crispy Stuffed Bean Curd Roll
Clams with Black Bean Sauce
Falcon Hill Dry Riesling 2005
Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt “RK� Riesling 2005
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Veal Chop with Garlic and Scallion
Braised Duck with Vegetables
Special Dark Soy Sauce Noodles
Vigna dle Munie Dolcetto di Dogliani 2004
Amisfield Pinot Noir 2004
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Fruit Dessert
Wine Surprise<br><br>
Tony and Andrea Russo
Aries Wine and Spirits
128 West Post Road White Plains, NY 10606
914-946-3382.
Email: towine@aol.com

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