Happy Saturday! I was recently contacted by the Tanglewood office of the Boston Symphony Orchestra regarding their upcoming Tanglewood Food and Wine Classic. Unfortunately, I’m not able to attend, but I thought it sounded like the perfect little day or overnight trip from Boston. If you think you would love a day of food, wine, and music in the Berkshires (who wouldn’t?!) please see below or visit the BSO website for more information.
The Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic features wines from around the world, regional chefs, and locally sourced foods, all to be savored in an incomparable setting on the Tanglewood grounds, August 7-10. Thursday, August 7, will feature a Berkshire Night Dinner, highlighted by local food prepared by Chef Nicholas Moulton who is responsible for the seasonal menue Mezze Bistro + in Williamstown, MA. Also on Thursday is Treats: Chocolate Springs and Sandeman Port Seminar and Tasting an event with a discussion led by Josh Needleman, owner of the famous Chocolate Springs in Lenox.
An Elyse Wine Dinner will take place at Seranak on Friday, August 8 with selections from the Elyse Winery presented by owner/winemaker Ray Coursen, exquisite food prepared by Ian Just, the Chef/Owner of Les Zygomates, Sorriso, and Society on High, and cheese selections from Maître Fromager and Author Max McCalman.
At another Friday event, Great Meats and Great Grapes, Jeremy Stanton, owner of The Meat Market in Great Barrington will pair wine and locally raised meats. Distinguished wine historian Nina Wemyss and local wine merchant Jim Nejaime will lead a tasting event entitled Wine’s History and Rich Relationship with the Arts on Saturday, August 9. Saturday also presents the Grand Tasting of the Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic from noon to 3 p.m., with acclaimed Chefs Andrew Bonner, Dean Corbett, and David Becker among the featured guests. Rosé et Pétanque, a tasting of summer wines, will take place this day highlighted by a tasting of the elegant Whispering Angel from Château D’Esclans.
On Sunday, August 10, Midday with Max McCalman, is a seminar on artisanal cheese and an exploration of pairing wines. Additionally, The Wonders of Riedel With Miner Wines and Lindt Chocolate will explore how glassware enhances flavor. The Tanglewood Wine and Food classic closes on Sunday with Bliss at Blantyre, an auction dinner with Blantyre’s Chef Arnaud Cotar and Chef Daniel Bruce of Meritage, Boston Harbor Hotel. The event features an auction of rare wines from private collections, select large format bottles, and luxury lifestyle packages. For a complete event list please visit: http://www.tanglewoodwineandfoodclassic.com/.
Widely known as one of the world’s most beloved music festivals and the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood is situated in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Tickets for the 2014 Tanglewood season are on sale at 888-266-1200 and www.tanglewood.org, where visitors can also find the complete 2014 concert schedule and details on a variety of special discount ticket and educational programs.