Wine stored in a bottle gets better with age, whereas a message sent in a bottle is the best way to avoid exorbitant stamp prices. Empty your own glass envelopes with today’s Groupon to Sunset Grill. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get to attend 1 of 10 available wine-tasting classes (a $50 value). Classes are scheduled to take place on upcoming Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 4 p.m. through Saturday, December 17. Email to inquire about 2012 classes.<p>
- For $200, you get a five-course private dinner for two with Sunset Grill’s sommelier (up to a $450 Value). This option is not redeemable until after January 11. The dinner includes:
- One five-course menu featuring dishes from Italy, France, or Spain (up to a $150 value)
- Reserve wine (a $200 value)
- Dinner at a private table with the sommelier (a $100 value)
Click here to see an example menu of a previous five-course meal.
The culinary experts at Sunset Grill shine a spotlight on the production, ingredients, and origins of finely fermented grape beverages while marrying fragrant vinos to their ideal comestible counterparts. During the wine-tasting classes, instructor Greg Sisto highlights all major grape varietals and provides an entertaining overview of major growing regions and countries during 60- to 90-minute classes that instill an extensive knowledge of spirits usually reserved for clairvoyant Whoopi Goldbergs. Students in the Wine 101 class explore six to eight uncommon concoctions that hail from different parts of the world, and regional options such as the Loire Valley tasting class introduces tongues to sancerre, chinon, and other lesser-known vinotypes. After a short lesson in tasting method, oenophiles practice wine-evaluation skills by distinguishing between red wines, white wines, and grape Kool-Aid served in a goblet. Classes take place in the stately Sunset Room amid exposed brick and contemporary artwork. Parties who work up an appetite during the curriculum can order from the dinner menu after class and receive a 10% discount and a round of applause.
Alternatively, pairs declare their allegiance to Italy, France, or Spain so renowned chef de cuisine Chris Cunningham can concoct a five-course menu thematically focused on the cuisine and UN committees of the selected country. A previous French-inspired menu featured a first course of pan-seared foie gras with brioche french toast, blackberry gastrique, and crème fraîche paired with a 1998 château d’Yquem; the indulgent third course showcased butter-poached lobster with Osetra caviar escorted by glasses of a 2009 Domaine Debray mercurey. Sommelier Greg Sisto personally selects wines not typically found in the restaurant to pair with each course as he expounds on culinary history and presents diners with a detailed background check on each wine.
2001 Belcourt Ave.
Nashville, Tennessee 37212