September 16, 2016
This September, Malvern’s Desmond Hotel will be transformed into winery row, with a feast to match. Now in their fifth year, two preeminent Main Line Today events bring together some of the nation’s finest vintners and culinary masters, to the delight of oenophiles and gastronomes alike. The two events — a tasting and a pairing tour de cuisine — offer an abundance of top-notch wines and carefully crafted comestibles.
Mixing elegance with a dash of celebration, the Food & Wine Affair will kick off on Friday, Sept. 16, with the Grand Tasting. From 6 to 9 p.m., 24 vineyards will share hundreds of wines, ranging from oaky to robust. Among those pouring: Chaddsford Winery, the largest in Pennsylvania, and CBL Wine Company, which imports from Napa Valley and Sonoma, the Finger Lakes, Italy, France and other spots. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Chairman’s Selection wines will also be available to taste, in addition to some distilled spirits.
The following week, on Sept. 23, Desmond Hotel executive chef Chris Calhoun will prepare a sumptuous seven-course Winemakers’ Dinner. This dress-to-impress event is a must-attend for wine aficionados.
Proceeds from both the Grand Tasting and the Winemakers’ Dinner support the Paoli Hospital Foundation. For more information, to see the full menus and to purchase tickets, visit www.MainLineToday.com.