Oh, folks—it’s ON. June 26 The Wine Kitchen in Leesburg will host a battle royale to determine who is king among wines.

Chef Tim Rowley’s Red vs. White Dinner features creative courses paired with two wines, one red, one white. “We are always excited to showcase new wines in new and innovative ways,” Wine Kitchen co-owner Jason Miller stated. “This dinner allows us to challenge some of the preconceived notions about wine pairings to create new and exciting combinations.”

Following is the mouth-watering menu:


Veal Tartar/ house cured lardo/ focaccia toasts/parm crema/pickled pearl onions
Ben Silver, Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County CA, 2011
Benovia, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley CA, 2014 

First Course

Local Tomato Gazpacho/stracciatella cheese/garlic breadcrumbs/cherry tomato salad
Tenuta Terre Nere, Etna Bianco, Sicily, Italy, 2014
Castellani, Chianti classic, Tuscany, Italy, 2014 

Second Course 

Summer Squash Napoleon/ Chesapeake crab/green tomato jam
Steininger, Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal Austria, 2015
Vending Machine Winery “Horror Show”, Red Blend, Ca, 2015 

Third Course

Duck Mole/glazed breast/confit leg and thigh/Lost Corner cauliflower/farro
Weingut Gessinger, Riesling Spatlese Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Mosel, Germany, 2015
Brunelli, Amarone delle Valpolicella Classico, Verona, Italy


Nutella Semifreddo/Lost Corner summer berries/ mint/black pepper mascarpone
Tokaji Aszu, 5 Puttonyos, Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary, 2006
Messiahs Prime, 20 Year Tawny Port. Porto Portugal 

Tickets are $85 per person, inclusive—to reserve your spot at the table, call 703.777.9463 or for more information, go to thewinekitchen.com/leesburg.

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