Braddock’s American Brasserie will be offering a wine dinner on Wednesday, May 2nd hosted by local winemaker, Duane Rieder and Pittsburgh Penguins player Pascal Dupuis, in preparation for the Pittsburgh Wine Festival’s 10th year.
President and CEO of the Wine Festival, Ed Harrell, has tapped Rieder to host the tasting at Braddock’s due to his local roots. While Rieder is best known in Pittsburgh for his award-winning photography, he also owns a successful local winery, Engine House #25, located in Lawrenceville.
Engine #25 started out simply as a winery and has transformed into an event space, complete with a museum showcasing the historical and special relationship with sports the city of Pittsburgh has.
Pittsburgh Penguin Pascal Dupuis will be the special guest at the event with Rieder as Engine House #25 has created wine in his honor, the 2009 Pascal Dupuis Zinfandel.
To round out the Pittsburgh feel of this special event, Braddock’s Chef de Cuisine Brian Volmrich will be presenting a three-course prix fixe menu using fresh and local ingredients.
“Braddock’s is extremely excited to host this event as it showcases some of the best things Pittsburgh has to offer,” said Chef Brian, “…great wine, great food, and of course, great sports teams.”
For $75 guests will receive the prix fixe menu, the 2009 Lodi Zinfandel, 2009 Lodi Cinsaunt and 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon that has been aged four years in Sonoma Oak. Guests can visit Braddock’s Facebook Page to view the full menu pairing for the evening. Reservations are available by calling 412-992-2005 or booking through Open Table.
About Braddock’s American Brasserie
Braddock’s American Brasserie is a celebration of the melting pot of cultures that makes Pittsburgh the city it is today. Braddock’s pays tribute to its signature toast, “to good food, healthy families, and great whiskey,” by offering a diverse menu including unique whiskey-infused creations and new takes on old Pittsburgh favorites, always using fresh and local ingredients when available. Braddock’s Bar is a tribute to the Whiskey Rebellion and Pittsburgh’s robust “cocktail culture” history. The bar features a diverse array of signature handcrafted cocktails, regional beers, and extensive wine list, and serves as a downtown hotspot for regular whiskey gatherings, wine tastings and local events. Braddock’s is located at the Renaissance Hotel and is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also provides in-room dining and catering services.