Events & Happenings at The Old Brick Inn

Exclusive Monthly Wine Dinners

Join us each month for exclusive wine dinners featuring wine (and spirits) from around the world!

October 28, 2022

Tour of Douro Region of Portugal

Join the Cafe 401 Team as we tour the wines of the Douro region of Portugal, the home of the great vintages of Portugal. Taste and drink of the whites and reds of the Douro valley and then sample several examples of PORT wine, the fortified wines made famous by this region. White and Red wines and both Tawny and Ruby Ports will be featured.

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Join the Cafe 401 Team as we tour the wines of the Douro region of Portugal, the home of the great vintages of Portugal. Taste and drink of the whites and reds of the Douro valley and then sample several examples of PORT wine, the fortified wines made famous by this region. White and Red wines and both Tawny and Ruby Ports will be featured.

Executive Chef Michael Greenwood has assembled five courses of tasting accompaniments for the dinner. The export manager for the winery, Filipe Marinho, will be with us to explain the uniqueness of each wine and why these are wines which can be enjoyed now and also held to be enjoyed years down the road. All of these wines will be available for purchase as well.

Owned by the Fortunato family, Quinta da Devesa is a small 34 hectare winery in the Cima Corgo sub region of the Douro Valley. The winery has been dedicated to the production of Douro and Port wine since 1941. The vineyards range in elevation from 500 to 600 meters, part south-facing, with excellent sun exposure, and part north-facing where it receives cooler prevailing winds. The vineyards are managed under a minimum intervention system known as “Integrated Production,” focusing on prevention of pests and disease rather than spraying once infected. This way, the vineyards provide a healthy habitat for birds, reptiles and mammals, ensuring adequate biodiversity and a balanced, sustainable environment.

Chef Mike provides here a sample of the menu which he plans to entice you with:

Wine Dinner Menu Offering

Assortment of House Made Sweet Potato bread and
Honey Pumpkin Seed Bread with a Whipped Cinnamon Butter

First Course
Candied Apple and Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque topped with Toasted Walnuts a Cinnamon Chantilly Cream

Second Course
Roasted Red and Golden Beet Napoleon Stacked with a Lemon Zest Infused Whipped Goat Cheese Mousse
and Finished with a Balsamic Reduction

Third Course
Mixed Greens tossed with Candied Butternut Squash, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Pickled Red Onion, Creamy Goat Cheese, Gala Apples,
Candied Pecans and a Champagne Vinaigrette

Fourth Course
Pan Seared Crispy Skin Pomegranate Glazed Duck Breast Nestled on a Bed of a Sweet Potato Souffle and Garlic Braised Baby Bok Choy, Garnished with Pomegranate Seeds

Fifth Course
Housemade Pumpkin Blondies topped with our own Pumpkin Ice Cream
Finished with Candied Walnuts and a Decadent Amaretto and Caramel Drizzle

Tickets: $100 per person
This tasting and dinner will be very limited seating so please purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Feel free to call us if you would like more information at 410-745-3323.

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