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Oliver’s Food & Wine Dinner Exceeds Expectations


A wine pairing dinner at Oliver’s, and no doubt Aristotle would have agreed, is much more than the sum of its parts. Sure, the food is fantastic, created by one of Buffalo’s premier chefs Ross Warhol, recently rated a 10 out of 10 by the Buffalo News. Certainly, the wine is going to be great – matched perfectly with the food by chef and staff. The service is impeccable, the environment sublime, the platings are nothing short of artwork.

But wait – there’s more. Some of us (me) were fortunate enough to be invited to attend the most recent November Wine Pairing Dinner. Not just a dinner, this is a dining experience…perhaps a full blown adventure. The featured Jackson Family wines had their house sommelier right there at the table dining with us (class 3, that’s really good btw). He would describe each wine, explain why it was so good, and why it went perfectly with each course – six in all. He was there to answer every question we could think of about wine, and a few other subjects to boot. Access to this kind of knowledge is worth the price of admission alone, not to mention the intimacy of the program – we made all sorts of new friends and could not have enjoyed the evening more.

Keep an eye out for Oliver’s next Wine Pairing Dinner coming soonish. If the food and drink is what you’re looking for and you can’t wait for the next Wine Pairing Dinner you’ll want to check out Oliver’s Tasting Tuesday program.

Tasting Tuesday features 5 courses for $55 or 7 courses for $75. You can also complement each course by adding wines hand selected by expert Brandon Ford: 5 course wine pairing an additional $35, or 7 course with wine pairing an additional $50. Call (716) 877-9662 to reserve. For more information go to oliverscuisine.com.

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