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Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  

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Around the World Lunch

Code Price Date Time Location  
SEM-07
$175.00
5/18/18
12:30pm - 2:30pm
White Elephant

50 Easton St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

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Join Kevin Zraly, author of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course – aka the “wine bible” for an afternoon of breaking bread and tasting unique wines with vintners from around the world. Start with a caviar tasting provided by Browne Trading Company and learn about the rich culture, history and family stories behind the wineries and the winemaking. Travel and taste from England (Hattingley Valley Sparkling Wine) to New Zealand (Craggy Range) to France (Olivier Leflaive) to Lebanon (Chateau Musar) with a final last lay-over in Portugal for a taste of Graham’s Port.

Our talented chefs will create dishes with international flair to pair with this whirlwind wine tour: Chefs Jose Enrique of Jose Enrique in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Michael Lombardi and Kevin O’Donnell of SRV in Boston.

Featured Wines:

  • 2011 Hattingley Valley Wines, Blanc de Blancs, England
  • 2017 Craggy Range, Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Martinborough, New Zealand
  • 2013 Olivier Leflaive, Premier Cru Sous le Dos d’Ane, Meursault
  • 2009 Chateau Musar Rouge, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
  • W&J Graham's, 20 Year Old Tawny, Porto 

 

Jose Enrique, Chef & Owner, Jose Enrique

Chef Jose Enrique, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York in 1998. He worked in New York, Florida and Louisiana before returning to his homeland. In 2007, he opened his first restaurant Jose Enrique at La Placita de Santurce.  The menu incorporates natural and organic products, focusing on fresh Puerto Rican produce, allowing climate and ingredients to direct the menu. One year after opening, CondeNast Traveler magazine included Jose Enrique in their list of 105 best new restaurants. Jose Enrique was chosen as a Semifinalist for the 2013 and 2014 James Beard Foundation award in the category of "Best Chef South", the first Puerto Rican chef. In 2013, Jose Enrique was featured in the 25th Anniversary edition of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs. His was one of the ten "Best New Chefs" across the U.S. again the first time in a Puerto Rican received this honor. In 2015 and 2016, Jose Enrique was a James Beard Foundation semifinalits and finalist, the first time ever that a Puerto Rican received this recognition. In December 2016, Jose Enrique opened the beach club by JE in the S. Regis in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. 

Michael Lombardi, Chef & Partner , SRV

SRV Chef/Partner Michael Lombardi was named one of Zagat’s 2015 “30 Under 30”.   His big, Italian family enjoyed Sunday suppers of enormous antipasto plates, pasta and homemade pizza. His grandparents grew a garden of vegetables to pickle and can. Lombardi went to Boston University for business but got a front-of-the-house position in a casual Italian restaurant finding himself in the kitchen asking questions. He followed his passion at Culinary Institute of America, then pursuing an externship in Umbria, Italy at Lorenzo Polegri’s Zeppelin where Michael met his SRV Partner, Kevin O’Donnell.  Returning to New York, Michael staged at del Posto and then became Garde Manger. Michael and Kevin, were hired to open a bistro, L’Office, in Paris. It was a huge success but they left Paris due to work permits. Michael joined Kevin at the Salty Pig in Boston. Short for Serene Republic of Venice, SRV features a wine bar with standing room for guests to enjoy cicchetti and a dining room where guests can order perfect composed dishes such as risotto made to order, hand milled pastas, and polenta with braised meats.  Michael lives in Boston with his wife who is also a chef in the area.

Kevin O’Donnell, Co-Executive Chef and Partner , SRV

Kevin grew up in North Kingston, RI near Newport into a half Irish, half Italian household. At an Italian restaurant at age 16 the chef encouraged him to attend Johnson & Wales. Kevin staged at Lorenzo Polegri’s Zeppelin in Umbria. Returning to RI he became Chef de Cuisine at Trattoria del Corso.  He was offered sous chef position at Zeppelin where he crossed paths with CIA extern, Michael Lombardi. Kevin stayed two years. He worked at Castle Hill Inn in Newport. Kevin staged at del Posto where Michael was his boss, they received 4 stars from the New York Times. Kevin was hired to open a Parisian bistro as Executive Chef and brought Michael with him. L’Office got 3 of 4 stars in daily papers and Bon Appetit, Vogue and Elle named L’Office “Best Bistro in Paris”. The duo left Paris due to work permits. CODA Group owners hired Kevin to run the Salty Pig and Michael joined the team. The duo opened SRV, Serene Republic of Venice featuring a wine bar for cicchetti and a dining room where for composed dishes: risotto made to order,  hand-milled pastas, and polenta with braised meats.  Kevin and his wife live in Boston. 

Emma Rice, Director / Winemaker, Hattingley Valley

A double magnum of Krug 1979 piqued Emma Rice’s interest in wine, working part-time at the White Horse Inn, Chilgrove.  Emma worked for Oddbins, and Domaine Direct, a Burgundy importer and merchant in London. This was followed by three years as editor of Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book.  At the age of 29, Emma studied viticulture and oenology at Plumpton College. She worked freelance as wine editor, in various independent wine retail shops in Brighton, and at Nyetimber Vineyard.  After graduating she went to Napa for harvest and stayed nearly two years as oenologist and laboratory manager. She did a cool climate vintage at Tamar Ridge in Tasmania before moving back to the UK and setting up Custom Crush UK Ltd – a wine analysis laboratory and consultancy where she met Simon Robinson of  Hattingley Valley.  Today, Emma as Head Winemaker at Hattingley Valley oversees development of theirown and partner vineyards. Emma is the first female winemaker to have been twice-awarded UKVA Winemaker of the Year trophy, in 2014 and 2016.  Hattingley Valley became one of the UK’s largest and exports 40% of its wine around the globe. Simon is a well-respected figure and is Chairman of Wines of Great Britain.

Gareth Maxwell, Sales & Export Manager, Hattingley Valley

Gareth grew up in Hampshire, England around 20 miles away from where the winery is now located. The wine trade was in his blood from a young age as his father worked in the industry for most of his life and was one of the first people to bring wines from the New World to the UK. When Gareth began his career in wine 13 years ago, he never thought that he would one day be working for one of the top English wineries promoting them around the world. As Sales & Export manager, Gareth relishes the opportunity to spread the word about English wines and Hattingley Valley. He is keen for people to explore this new region and is confident that people will be amazed by the quality of the wines that are emerging from a country that has an incredible future for premium sparkling wine.

Matt Stafford, Winemaker, Craggy Range

Since graduating from Lincoln University with a BSC majoring in Soil Science and a postgraduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology, Matt Stafford travelled extensively throughout the world to France, California, Australia and New Zealand. Stafford works closely with grapes sourced from the Gimblett Gravels Vineyard. Matt was named the inaugural recipient of Air New Zealand’s Inspiring New Zealanders Wine Award providing the opportunity to gain experience in the great wine regions of France spending time with respected Winemakers including Dominique Lafon in Burgundy and Philippe Guigal and Jean-Louis Chave in the Rhône Valley. Matt returned to France in 2008 and spent the vintage with Jean-Luc Thunevin at Chateau Valandraud in St. Emilion. Matt assumed the role of Winemaker in 2010 with broader responsibility for the wines produced from the Martinborough and Marlborough estates. He was promoted to the role of Chief Winemaker in 2012.  Matt lives in Hawke’s Bay with his wife Hannah and sons Oliver, Benny and Patch. Matt enjoys following and playing all sports whilst he can still outplay his children. 

Jean Soubeyrand , President , Olivier Leflaive

Jean Soubeyrand has been President of Olivier Leflaive since 2008.  He was formerly a stock and currency trader but had always been a lover of wine.  He began with Rhône, then Burgundy, and then visited vineyards all over the world.  Jean returned to France after much traveling and ready to start a new life.  He studied at Beaune Viti and Wine school and worked with Olivier as if he were his second father.  Jean enjoys drinking Barolo Roberto Conterno, Chevalier-Montrachet Domaine Leflaive, Champagne Erick de Sousa, Ridge Montebello, La Romanée Château de Vosne.

Bartholomew Broadbent, Owner, Chateau Musar

Raised in the English wine trade in a formal apprenticeship to his famous father, Michael Broadbent MW, Bartholomew worked in London for Harrod’s Wine Department, Harvey’s Fine Wine Merchants and Christie’s and in Australia for Rothbury Estate and Yalumba Winery. In France, he worked in Cognac for Hennessy and in Paris for L’Academie du Vin. He moved to Montreal to work for Schenley Canada, later moving to Toronto as their Wine Consultant and worked wine sales in Ottawa. One of the world’s foremost authorities on Port and Madeira, Broadbent is credited for the growth of Port consumption in North America during the mid 1980’s and was responsible for the re-introduction of Madeira to America in 1989. In 1996, Broadbent Selections was founded to focus on family-owned wineries, places with personality and stories, and wines that come from the heart.  Broadbent was named one of the “fifty most influential people in the wine world” by Decanter Magazine (June 1997). Broadbent Selections, Inc. was nominated Importer of the Year 2005 by Wine Enthusiast magazine and named one of the 100 fastest growing companies in 1998 by Entrepreneur Magazine and Dun & Bradstreet.

Kevin Zraly, Wine Author and Educator, Windows on the World Wine School

Kevin Zraly has built an impressive wine and restaurant career over the past four decades.  He was the Wine Director of Windows on the World Restaurant a top One World Trade Center from 1976 – 2001. He is the founder and instructor of the Windows on the World Wine School that has graduated over 20,000 students to date.  Kevin is the author of six books, including the largest selling wine book in the United States, Kevin Zraly’s Complete Wine Course, (4 million copies) and his newest book, Red Wine. Kevin was the recipient of the 2011 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Culinary Institute of America since 1990. He is also the recipient of the James Beard Award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year in 1993, the Wine Literary Award in 2006, and the European Wine Council Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.