This from Restaurant X chef-owner Peter X. Kelly (though it sounds more to me like it was written by wine director Billy Rattner):
Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar
An American Original Wine Maker Dinner
EXPRESSIVE – AMERICAN – SINGLE VINEYARD – OLD VINE ZINFANDEL
MonteVina Winery of Amador County
with special guest Jeff Meyers, Winemaker
on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 7:00PM
Zinfandel is the most delicious American original in the wine world and we consider MonteVina winemaker Jeff Meyers to be a combination of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Old MasterÃ¢â‚¬? and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Avant-GardeÃ¢â‚¬? – perhaps a combination of Norman Rockwell and Jackson Pollock in a wine sense: Quite grounded in bold, earthy appeal with a wild, push-the-envelope creativity. MonteVina and Mr. Meyers have been knee-deep in the Ancient Vine, site-specific Zinfandel of the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County since the late 1960s [this kind of dedication and decades-long involvement is downright Old World/Burgundian!]<br>
Restaurant X and Bully Boy Bar is proud (quite honored and feeling lucky, really) to host an evening in which Jeff Meyers and the MonteVina wines will grace our dining room. We will be exploring the delicious and soul-satisfying wonders of three single-vineyard Zinfandels – Deaver 100 year-old Vines, Home Ranch, and School House Road [along with some of the delightful Northern Italian-inspired Pinot Grigio and Barbera that Jeff has been playing with for decades.]
Chef/Proprietor Peter X. Kelly will create a special Five-Course tasting menu inspired by the seasonal bounty of the Hudson Valley pitched perfectly toward pairing with these compelling wines of the Shenandoah Valley.
There is an axiom in the wine world that states Ã¢â‚¬Å“Great wine is made in the vineyard.Ã¢â‚¬? And when the vineyards are old, even ancient, and ONE person is listening to and learning from the vines for decades, then compelling and unique wines can be crafted. Please join us to taste Mr. Meyers’ conversation with old American Zinfandel vineyards.
The evening will start at 7:00PM on Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 at Restaurant X.
Dinner is price-fixed at $90 per person. (not including tax and gratuity).
Please call for reservations: 845-268-6555