Famed for its Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician has dug deep into its cellar for the grand premier of its first-ever Rare Wine Week (May 5 – 16, 2019).
Offered nightly from 5 to 10 pm, guests will be able to upgrade the traditional wine pairings for J&G’s signature five-course Tasting Menu with premium, exceedingly rare wines from the landmark Peter Michael Winery in Sonoma, CA, for an additional $200++p.p. Hand-picked by J&G Steakhouse’s GM, Patrick Norton, and Assistant GM and Certified Specialist of Wine, Taylor Chandler, each wine has been selected to pair with J&G’s Executive Chef, Jacques Qualin’s seasonal Tasting Menu.
“Working with Chef Jacques, Patrick and I have put together a list of exciting, exclusive wines that will not only wow our guests, but each pairs perfectly with our new seasonal Tasting Menu,” Chandler says. “And thanks to our new high-tech wine preservation system, we are able to pour these delicate, decades-old wines, so you can sample multiple rare vintages in a single setting, rather than ordering an entire bottle.”
Founded by the London-born Sir Peter Michael back in the 1980s, his eponymous winery has developed a cult following, Chandler says, due to its stellar ratings and limited production, especially for its flagship, estate-grown Cabernet blend Les Pavots. “I chose the 2003 vintages because during this tough year for Napa, Sir Michael still managed to shine. I chose the ’99 because this was one of Napa’s best years, something you save for your grandchildren. 2010 was also one of those incredible years, and with a little bit of aging, these wines have developed into a soft feminine, yet complex display of what Napa truly represents.”
Kicking off this May 5 – 16, J&G’s Rare Wine Week will be a new seasonal special offered every May, September and January. J&G’s five-Course Tasting Menu is $67++p.p., and the optional Rare Wine Week pairing is an additional $200++ p.p.
J&G Steakhouse Rare Wine Week Menu Featuring Peter Michael Winery
Peter Michael, Belle-Côte, Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley, 1999
Peter Michael, L’Esprit des Pavots, Meritage, Knight’s Valley, Sonoma, 2003
Peter Michael, Les Pavots, Meritage, Knight’s Valley, Sonoma, 2003 Peter Michael, Les Pavots, Meritage, Knight’s Valley, Sonoma, 2010
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