Join us for a special Take Away Dinner for Two & Massican Wine Experience, hosted by our friends at Restaurant Alma! This virtual event includes Dinner for Two, one bottle of Massican Hyde Chardonnay, and a live experience on Zoom, hosted by winemaker/owner, Dan Petroski. The live, interactive experience begins at 7:00pm on Friday, July 10th.
We’ve partnered with Alma and Libation Project to offer the complete Massican line-up. These additional three bottles will be available for online or over-the-phone purchase on 7/3/20, and include delivery (Curbside Pickup is also an option).
Wines will be ready for delivery or pickup on Wednesday, July 8th.
WHAT: Take Away Dinner for Two + Massican Wine Experience (includes dinner for two and 1 bottle of Massican Hyde Chardonnay*)
WHERE: Your house! Pick up your dinner and wine from Alma, settle in at your own dining room table, and enjoy learning about Massican from Dan himself.
WHEN: 7:00pm CST, Friday, July 10th | attendees will get access to a Zoom link via email
PRICE: $89/person (sold as a package for two) Click HERE for more info and to reserve.
*Additional featured wines will be available for purchase prior to the event online or over the phone through France 44, starting 7/3/20. Free delivery is available through France 44 for wine orders starting on Wednesday, July 8th; alternatively, customers are welcome to use Curbside Pickup at France 44.
ORDER THE WINES:
- Massican ‘Gemina’ 2018 | $37.99
- Massican ‘Annia’ 2019 | $39.99
- Massican Sauvignon Blanc 2019 | $39.99
- Massican 3pk | $109.99 | comes with access to Zoom link for Massican Wine Experience talk with Dan Petroski
**Please note that purchase of the Take Away Dinner and/or purchase of the Massican 3pk includes access to Dan’s Zoom talk. Purchasing single bottles a la carte without the dinner does NOT include the link.
Fresh Bread & Butter | Marinated Olives and Cheese
Suggested pairing: Massican Gemina 2018
The flinty mineral character inherent to Greco is a perfect match to both rich butter and salty olives, refreshing the palate after each bite.
Young Lettuce Salad
[pecorino fresco, rosemary almonds, lemon-honey vinaigrette]
Suggest pairing: Massican Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Citrusy and bright Sauvignon Blanc balances the vinaigrette while highlighting the freshness of lettuce greens.
Lemon Orzo Pasta
[snow crab, sweet peas & mascarpone]
Included pairing: Massican Hyde Chardonnay 2019
30 year old Chardonnay vines lend complexity and concentration to this wine while the subtle oak character supports the creamy sweetness in the dish.
Half Roasted Chicken
[roasted fennel, smoked ancho mojo]
Suggested pairing: Massican Annia 2019
The texture of Friulano and Ribolla Gialla compliment smoky mojo. Bright acidity, minerality and the herbal character of Friulano enhances fennel.
About Dan Petroski | Dan Petroski was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and has the swagger and the accent to prove it. After attending Columbia University where he played football, Dan went to work for Time, Inc. While there, he earned his MBA from NYU and worked his way up the ranks towards a promising future in magazine publishing. A good chunk of his tenure at Time was spent managing advertising clients, which involved considerable schmoozing. This is how Dan learned wine, by walking his expense account through the lists of Manhattan’s top restaurants. When the Wall Street Journal tried to poach him, Dan took a moment to reflect. Deciding a change of life was in order, he jettisoned to Sicily for a year, where he interned at Valle dell’Acate. While Dan’s intention was to return to New York to sell wine, a harvest invitation from Andy Smith at DuMOL in 2006 was too good to pass up, and Dan left the city again, this time facing west.
After harvest, Andy Smith hired Dan as Cellar Master at Larkmead. The following year, Dan was promoted to Assistant Winemaker, ultimately claiming the Larkmead Winemaker title in 2012. Before cementing his status as a Napa Valley Cabernet winemaker, in 2009 Dan launched a white wine only brand called Massican. Massican is Dan’s ode to the Mediterranean and his time spent living in Italy and drinking white wine. Dan is a gifted, instinctual winemaker, and his old world palate has guided his philosophy on wine. Dan’s approach and ability to craft wines as diverse as Cabernet Sauvignon and Tocai Friulano has earned him the recognition as San Francisco Chronicle’s Winemaker of the Year in 2017.