JJ’s Restaurant wine dinner tonight

JJ’s Restaurant on the west edge of the Plaza (910 West 48th Street) hosts a wine dinner tonight with Adam Sbragia, whose family owns vineyards all over California. His family’s wine is called appropriately Sbragia Family Vineyards. The dinner will take place in JJ’s Saber Room starting at 7 p.m.

The five-course menu is heavy on game and seafood. The first course is grilled scallops with salsa martini served with a sauvignon blanc, and the second course is lobster panna cotta with a chardonnay.

Sonoma Valley is famous for one thing besides wine — duck — which happens to be the third dish, served with tomato cous-cous and a zinfandel. The zin is actually not from Sonoma, but from Dry Creek Valley to the north. That’s because the only wine the family grows in Sonoma Valley is a cabernet sauvignon, which is paired with the fourth course: tenderloin of beef in mushroom demi-glaze with three-cheese potato gratin.

For dessert is another cab sauvignon, served with a cherry compote over shortbread.

Not only is the event a great way to expand your wine knowledge and help owner Jimmy Frantze battle his inconsiderate neighbors, but a portion of the proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America.

The dinner is $75 per person and you can make the required reservations at 816-561-7136.

Categories: A&E, Dining