Every Wednesday, starting January 18, Il Cortile Ristorante will be offering their popular ‘Reverse Wine Dinner’ series. Each week, a selected Paso Robles winery is the focus of the dinner. The ‘reverse’ aspect of the meal creatively asks guests to choose their wine first with Chef Santos then creating a special three-course meal around the wine selection.
“The Reverse Wine Dinners are so fun to plan” said Carole MacDonal, owner of Il Cortile. “Unlike the traditional pairing of wine with food, we ask our guests to choose their wine and we’ll pair the food to match. These dinners allow Chef Santos to experiment in the kitchen with a diverse lineup of wines and ingredients.”
For nine straight weeks, the featured winery brings a selection of their wines for guests to choose. Once guests select their wine, Chef Santos crafts a unique three-course meal that complements the flavors and textures of their chosen bottle. The meal is $50 per person, plus the cost of the wine, which varies per winery.