By Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Locust Projects
Tickets are still available to tomorrow night’s Riesling Pizzeria extravaganza at Harry’s Pizzeria to celebrate Summer of Riesling, the annual occasion from June 20 through September 21 when hundreds of the finest dining establishments across the nation celebrate the world’s most misunderstood and versatile grape: Riesling. Michael Schwartz’s The Genuine Hospitality Group is bringing the festivities to South Florida for the second consecutive year with an acidic splash at Riesling Pizzeria, a reception and dinner at his new Design District joint, Harry’s Pizzeria, featuring a special pop-up gallery commissioned by Locust Projects.
Sipping & Showing ~ 6:00 – 7:30 p.m./$40: Taste 40 different Rieslings potent with James Beard Award-winning wine director Paul Grieco’s encyclopedic brainpower while you nosh on passed snacks from Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink chef de cuisine Bradley Herron and meet artist Zack Balber responsible for the provocative Summer of Riesling pop-up gallery. The pouring begins at 6:00 p.m. at Harry’s and ends at next door at Locust Projects for a slideshow and presentation by the artist. And of course more Rieslings!
Dinner ~ 7:30 -10:00 p.m./$129: Enjoy passed snacks, three courses by chef de cuisine Herron, and dessert by executive pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith, all served family-style and each complemented by one New World, one Old World Riesling for a total of 10 wines. You’ll take home a signed, original Balber photograph from the pop-up gallery plucked from the wall! Tax and gratuity are included.
See the menu and get your tickets HERE while they last.