Atlantic City restaurateur Mark Callazzo has partnered with the Garden State Wine Growers Association to bring exceptional wines from his home state of New Jersey to a wider audience by hosting a year-long celebration of wine dinners and events at his various restaurants on Tennessee Avenue in Atlantic City. The first event will help kick off New Jersey Wine Week (November 14-21, 2022) and will take place at Rhythm & Spirits, an upscale Italian restaurant, on Friday, November 11 at 6:30PM, and feature fine wines from Sharrott Winery in Hammonton.
The wine pairing dinner will allow guests to enjoy a five-course dinner menu of specially curated Italian dishes along with an expertly selected Sharrott Winery wine that perfectly complements the dish. All four of Callazzo’s Tennessee Ave restaurant venues will also feature Sharrott Winery wines by the glass and bottle.
Sicilian Tuna Tartare with grilled Calabrian chilies & chili oil with salsa verde, basil, dill, capers, garlic, lemon, and EVOO; paired with Sauvignon Blanc
Pizza al Taglio with Gorgonzola dolce, roasted beets, arugula, candied walnuts, EVOO, and aged balsamic; paired with Merlot
Mama’s Meatballs & Spaghetti with hand rolled beef, veal & pork meatballs in old school North Ward red sauce finished with Parmesan and topped with honey whipped ricotta; paired with award-winning Tango (65% Chamborcin, 35% Cabernet Franc)
Prime Rib Cheesesteak with slow-roasted prime rib encrusted in garlic, rosemary, and hot vinegar cherry peppers and sliced thin served on Rando’s bread with onions and cooper sharp cheese; paired with Cabernet Sauvignon
Cheesecake smothered in BAR|32 bean-to-bar 60% dark chocolate from the Semuliki Forest in Uganda
with raspberries macerated in lavender basil syrup; paired with Wicked (port)
The final course of bean-to-bar chocolate desserts will be served next door at Bar 32. The Sharrott Winery wine pairing dinner costs $99 per person and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call (609) 350-6852. Tickets are being sold in advance at:
Rhythm & Spirits is located at 129 South Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, NJ. For more information visit https://tennaveac.com