Beer & Wine

The Restaurant at the Setai Introduces Monthly Wine Dinner Series

Last night marked the second in the monthly series of innovative wine dinners at The Restaurant at the Setai. To kick off the series in style, we were invited to watch them pop some bubbly with an evening of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

To prepare for these four-course dinners, executive chef Mathias Gervais and sommelier Dwayne Savoie pair up. The process normally begins with the chef tasting the chosen wines and starts out the week long process of menu planning taking into consideration what is local and seasonal, what they can surprise local diners with veering from traditional dinner menu -- "That would be too easy," Gervais says -- and what works best for highlighting each glass.

See also: The Setai's Mathias Gervais Takes a Classic Approach to Dining

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