Having a partner turns bouncing a ball into a tennis match, a monologue into a conversation, and a bear attack into a slightly longer bear attack. Experience the power of pairing with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get one admission to a wine-pairing dinner at Dalice Elizabeth Winery on Amos Lake in Preston (a $150 value). Reservations are accepted any day of the week, but are based on availability.
Family owned and operated, Dalice Elizabeth Winery plays matchmaker with authentic Italian dinner courses and its boutique grape-to-bottle wines. Once beyond the winery's bucolic threshold, diners are free to indulge in the sumptuous fare provided. A sample menu commences with tomato bruschetta and imported cheese antipasti paired with complementary chardonnay, followed by the warm embrace of fresh baked bread and soup teeming with tuscan sausage sharks. Seasonal fruits frolic among mixed italian greens, and the manicotti or lasagna primo pasta course partners off with the palate-cleansing kiss of a sanguine sangiovese. Marry a glass of merlot to compatible entrees such as fillet of beef with balsamic glaze, or let the culinary romance move slowly when, after years of unrequited love, a Dalice Elizabeth dessert wine finally asks a dessert out on a date.
Guests wine and dine within Dalice Elizabeth Winery's pastoral confines, which sport sweeping lake views and elegantly grazing sheep. After the meal has tastily opened both palate and mind to the possibilities of grape-blood pairings, retire to the winery's airy porch to recline in a rocker or practice tuneful glass-clinking techniques.
Dalice Elizabeth Winery
Soft breezes skip off the shores of Amos Lake, rustling through trees and across the grassy acreage that surrounds Dalice Elizabeth Winery, where second-, third-, and fourth-generation Italian Americans share the secrets of their polished craft. Having dispersed its all-natural specialty foods and wines internationally, the winery's founding family continually impresses the palates of casual indulgers and contest judges alike, churning out grape-to-bottle chardonnays, merlots, and sauvignons that cannot be found on the shelves of local stores. In addition to tastings, the winery hosts winemaking and cooking classes, during which glasses clink between aspiring chefs and vintners as they learn to entertain houseguests or polite burglars with style and ease.
6 Amos Rd.
Preston, Connecticut 06365