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Wine Dinner??

kci27 Apr 16, 2007 09:42 PM

So, unfortunately the wine dinner at Cite has now ended...well, the restaurant has closed. I'm wondering if anyone knows a good replacement. I would love to find another dinner similar. I know one of the other restaurants owned by the same guy is taking over...but I'm not sure when that starts. Thanks!

  1. LFeinberg Apr 17, 2007 06:03 AM

    Can you elaborate about this wine dinner? I've never been to Cite and not sure how many other hounders have...

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    1. re: LFeinberg
      downtownstefanie Apr 17, 2007 05:17 PM

      Cite did a prix fixe steal for $69 - Your choice of app, entree, dessert, coffee + unlimited wine. They would have a sparkling and i forget if it was a choice of 1 or 2 reds & 1 or 2 whites. Either way, they'd keep pouring!

      Back to the OP, I don't know of any other place that does all you can drink wine or anything of the sort, but i'd be interested in finding out!

      1. re: downtownstefanie
        theannerska Apr 18, 2007 12:58 AM

        Yep - 1 white, 2 reds, champagne. Lots of fun if you go in a group; the place becomes a zoo...

    2. r
      RCC Apr 17, 2007 06:57 AM

      We attended a couple of very good wine dinners at Hearth. With limited seatings and usually held on Mondays.

      The themes are regional - i.e. wines and dishes from a particular wine-producing region in the world. The wines served are well chosen from quality producers with some expensive and hard-to-find gems thrown in by Paul Grieco (he's the partner of Marco, the chef) who's fun and very knowledgeable on his wines.

      BTW, the dinner prices vary as it usually depends on the wines being showcased.


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      1. re: RCC
        ESNY Apr 17, 2007 07:44 AM

        Those dinners sound great but aren't really on the same wavelength as Cite which was an average at best steakhouse that for maybe $20 offered unlimited wine with dinner. Usually the wine was decent but nothing outstanding and there were maybe 4-5 types of wine. You go there more to get value (or get drunk) than to drink fine wines. I think the wine dinners are going to be moved to Maloney and Porcellis which is owned by the same group.

        1. re: ESNY
          kci27 Apr 18, 2007 06:58 AM

          Yeah, I know they're moving it. I was just inquiring as to if anyone had heard of other places. Apparently, a long time ago...all of the restaurants owned by the same guy did this wine dinner. I think I would have prefered a meal from Quality Meats or Park Ave Cafe...but that's just me.

          1. re: ESNY
            elecsheep9 Apr 18, 2007 08:16 AM

            Thank the lord! Wine Dinner is back!

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