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  Wine Dinners & Events
FranksWine hosts fun, friendly, fine dining wine events with your favorite restaurants!
We also host parties in your own home or event location. Your friends will never forget
a night at your house tasting wines paired with professionally prepared cuisine or your own home cooked meals hosted by FranksWine!
 
     
         
         
  April 27th   Victory Beer Dinner  
         
  May 1st   Italian Count Wine Dinner  
         
  May 3rd   FranksWine Tasting at Oberod Estate  
         
  May 8th   FranksWine Spring Wine Tasting  
         
  June 26th   Elvis Wine Dinner  
         
  July 17th   Tequila Dinner  
         
  July 23rd   The Beatles Wine Dinner  
         
  August 14th   Frank Sinatra Summer Wine Dinner  
         
  September 12th   Bacon and Beer Dinner  
         
     
 

 

**Cancellation after making reservations results in a Gift Card refund only

 



 


Victory Beer Dinner

     
 

 

     
Where: Caffé Gelato
v
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
e
   
When: Sunday, April 27th
  6:30 p.m.
Cost: $83.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking  
 
 

Reception
Victory Swing Session Saison Ale

Appetizer

Grilled merguez sausage with cannellini bean, fennel and Granny Smith puree, garlic sautéed broccoli rabe, helios ale mustard and polenta chip 
Victory Swing Session Saison Ale

Small Plate

Pan Seared Day-boat diver scallops served with Doe Run Dairy’s St. Malachi
Wild Mushroom Barley risotto, melted leeks, chive oil drizzle and crispy porcini pangrattato accent
Victory Headwaters Pale Ale

Salad

Red Anjou pear and baby green salad with Doe Run Dairy’s hummingbird cheese, toasted walnuts, crisp prosciutto di Parma and a wildflower honey vinaigrette, garnished with crispy shallots
Victory Golden Monkey Ale

Intermezzo

Blood Orange Sorbetto

Entree
Victory Lager Brined Beef Short Rib seasoned with Calabrian chiles, cauliflower and sweet potato puree; roasted Brussels sprouts and baby arugula salad dressed lightly with lemon and extra virgin olive oil
Victory Strom King Stoudt

Dessert
Mokka cappuccino gelato with dark chocolate chunks

   
 

 


Italian Count Wine Dinner

     
 

 

     
Where: Caffé Gelato
ital
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
e
   
When: Thursday, May 1st
  7 p.m.
Cost: $83.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking  
 
 

Reception
Chardonnay Poached Lobster on Toasted Focaccia Points
Villa Calcinia Comitale

Appetizer
Grappa and fennel cured arctic char served with a
tangerine and peppercorn aioli, picked Cippolini onions, carrot-dill rosti, dressed baby arugula and caper berries
Villa Calcinia Comitale

Small Plate
House-crafted celery root and ricotta stuffed torettlini served with a pancetta leek and gala apple sauté, roasted walnut-moscato cream sauce, shaved parmigiano Reggiano, fried celery leaves and savory cranberry panelle
Piegaia Chianti Classico

Salad

Romaine hearts and escarole tossed with cannellini beans, basil, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto lardons, roasted grape tomatoes, polenta croutons, tomato chips and balsamic vinaigrette.
Piegaia Chianti Classico Riserva

Intermezzo
Limoncello sorbetto

Entrée
Garlic and herb roasted Filet Mignon with porcini and chanterelle risotto, dry vermouth and foie gras emulsion, parmigiano roasted asparagus, pancetta-onion compote and chive oil
Villa Calcinia Casara Rosso

Dessert
Chocolate Whiskey Torte served with cappuccino
whipped cream and crushed toasted almonds

   
 

 


FranksWine Tasting at Oberod Estate

     
 

KHS Friends of Music 6th Annual FranksWine Tasting at Oberod Estate

Benefits the Kennett High School Music Department

Kennett High School Friends of Music is holding their 6th Annual Wine Tasting Gala Event once again at the gorgeous Oberod Estate in Centerville! FranksWine will take over the former du Pont estate and invite everyone to catch a rare glimpse of the mansion and taste over 40 wines in the stately Library, Foyer, Smoking Room, Dining Room, Great Room, Courtyard and Patio overlooking the beautiful property. The event will include an assortment of appetizers and desserts from local restaurants and businesses. Please support the Friends of Music in their efforts to raise funds for the many music programs at Kennett High School.

 

     
Where: Oberod Estate
oberod
  400 Burnt Mill Road ~ Centerville, Delaware e
   
When: Saturday, May 3rd
  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $50.00 per person including tax, gratuity and off-street parking

 
 

The event will include an assortment
of appetizers and desserts from
local restaurants and businesses."

.... and music will be performed
by KHS Students!

   
 

 

 


FranksWine Spring Wine Tasting

     
 

 

     
Where: Caffé Gelato
spring
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
e
   
When: Thursday, May 8th
  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $35.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking  
 


Stay for dinner at Caffe Gelato and receive
29% off your bill including wine


 

 

Ahh... it's SPRING on Main Street! We'll start with bubbles on the Patio: Prosecco, Champagne, Cava and Moscato... then head inside for the newly-released, dry and crisp 2013 Rosés in the Lobby & Wine Cellar... continue on to the Dining Room for floral Rieslings, Albariños, Sancerre and Chenins... finally hit the bright, fruit-forward medium-bodied outdoor weather reds from Tuscany, Rioja, Willamette and Napa Valley in the Library!

Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres

Prosciutto wrapped, grilled scallops with lemon-honey

Roasted red peppers and feta

Flatbread with Italian sausage, rapini and mozzarella

Crab and artichoke bruschetta with lemon-caper aioli

Cheese and fruit board

Goat cheese and watercress tea sandwiches
with toasted pecan

Curried chicken salad tea sandwiches with raisins

Spiced lamb lollipops

Assorted dips with crudités

Blue cheese mousse on puff pastry

Crostini with tomato bruschetta

Mozzarella stuffed arancini

   
 

 


Elvis Wine Dinner

     
 
 

 

     
Where: Caffé Gelato
elvis
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
e
   
When: Thursday, June 26
  6:30 p.m.
Cost: $95.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking  
 
 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 


Beatles Wine Dinner

     
 
 

 

     
Where: Caffé Gelato
b
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
e
   
When: Wednesday, July 23rd
  7 p.m.
Cost: $95.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking  
 
 

MENU

Appetizer
Petite Pissaladina garnished with heirloom tomato salad drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar and basil olive oil
Spellbound Chardonnay

Salad
Roasted asparagus, baby mixed greens, parmigiano reggiano, poached fried egg, truffle vinaigrette, Oregon shaved black truffles and oven dried roma tomatoes
Rosenblum Kathy’s Viognier

Small plate
Tuscan Fennel and Rosemary Roasted Pork Belly served
with celeriac-hazelnut puree, honey-balsamic agrodolce,
apple-fennel slaw with raisins, candied hazelnuts for garnish
Cold Stream Pinot Noir

Intermezzo
“Milk and Honey” gelato with lavender

Entrée
Black garlic roasted duck breast served with a mission fig
and brandy emulsion, house crafted caramelized gnocchi
garnished with crispy duck prosciutto, treviso, shallots
and brandy roasted wild mushrooms.
Hess Select Malbec

Dessert
Italian Ricotta Cake served with lemon curd gelato,
candied lemon zest, fresh mint leaves, powdered sugar
and fresh berries

   
 

 

 

 


Tequila Dinner

     
 

 

     
Where: Caffé Gelato
te
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
e
   
When: Sunday, March 30th
  6p.m.
Cost:

$83.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking

 

 
 


Special guest host: Karl Kadar


 

 

 

Menu

Reception
House Crafted Totopos and Pico de Gallo
Blood Orange Margarita made with Jose Cuervo Tradicional

Small Plate
Orange-ancho duck chilorio served in soft corn tortilla with sugared citrus marinated onions, cilantro, lime crema and tequila marinated grape tomatoes
Milagro Silver Select Barrel Reserve

Appetizer
Chili-lime marinated, grilled day-boat diver scallop served with chipotle creamed corn, grilled corn and scallion salsa, avocado mousse, blue corn tortilla chip garnish and cilantro oil drizzle.
Maestro Dobel

Salad
House-crafted tequila-cured salmon served over watercress and baby arugula tossed with cilantro-mango vinaigrette, sliced radish, pickled jicama, onion, avocado and chili roasted pumpkin seeds
Herradura Reposado

Intermezzo
Prickly pear-lime sorbetto.

Entrée
Achiote-marinated, grilled center-cut filet mignon, chorizo mashed potatoes with cotija cheese, charred tomatillo sauce, Mexican succotash made with poblano, corn, Vidalia onion, red bell pepper, garlic, cilantro, lemon, salt and pepper.
Don Julio 1942

Dessert

Individual sweet corn cakes; avocado gelato; key lime-tequila sauce agave glazed, peppered bacon (as garnish); lime wedges.
Jose Cuervo de la Familia

Cigars available on the porch

 

 


Sinatra Sume Wine Dinner

     
 

 

     
Where: Caffé Gelato
sin
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
e
   
When: Thursday, August 14th
  7 p.m.
Cost:

$90.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking

 

 
 


Live performance by Sean "Sinatra" Riley


 

 

 

Menu

Small plate
Saffron infused, olive House crafted chevre gnocchi served with asparagus and morel ragu with baby carrots, sweet peas and rosemary, lemon scented English pear puree; dressed mirco greens and grated chevre garnish
Albola Pinot Grigio

SALAD
Grilled romaine heart salad, honey red-wine vinaigrette, grilled Milburn Orchard peaches, crisp pancetta, crumbled smoked bleu cheese, artichoke-olive tapenade crostini and toasted Marcona almonds
Tilia Chardonnay

APPETIZER
Barolo braised Short Rib stuffed agnolotti served with
porcini and local Kennet Square mushroom ragu, shredded pecorino Romano,
“polpette di cavolfiore” basil oil
and rosemary garnish
Bivio Chianti

INTERMEZZO
Filasky’s Farm Cantaloupe Sorbetto

ENTRÉE
Pan Roasted Lamb Sirloin marinated with rosemary and roasted garlic, served with a lemon-mint pesto, grilled sweet corn risotto and goat cheese broiled heirloom tomato
San Giuseppe Pinot Noir

DESSERT
Short cakes with Fresh local Filasky’s strawberries and our marscarpone-whipped cream, fresh mint sprigs

 

 

 

 

 


Bacon and Beer Dinner

     
 

 

     
Where: Caffé Gelato
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
e
   
When: Friday, September 12th
  6:30 p.m.
Cost:

$71.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking

 

 
 
 

MENU

Paired With Dogfish Head, Victory, Troegs
and Sierra Nevada

Appetizer
Beer-braised pork belly served with sweet potato and fennel puree with vidalia onions and toasted pine nuts, smoked tomato marmalade, calvados infused molasses, fennel oil drizzle and micro arugula salad

Small Plate
House-crafted roasted garlic gnocchi served with smoked gouda fonduta; hickory smoked bacon, sautéed spinach, sundried tomatoes, parmigiano-reggiano and bacon-salt tobacco onions for garnish

Salad
Mixed greens tossed with candied pecans, sundried
cherries, cinnamon and sugar spiced ciabatta croutons and sherry-maple vinaigrette. Topped with crispy pancetta and poached fried egg

Intermezzo
Raspberry Sorbetto

Entree
Chili-beer glazed roasted New York Strip Steak served with pomme frittes, shagbark hickory demi glace with caramelized shallots, roasted Brussels sprouts with pecans, hickory smoked bacon-onion jam and bacon infused olive oil

Dessert
Bacon-bourbon brownies with walnuts; salted caramel gelato; candied bacon garnish; Frangelico Chantilly cream and cocoa powder

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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