The Hartwood Restaurant is celebrating women’s increasingly influential role in the food and wine industry with a "Women in Food & Wine" wine dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17.
The Indiana Township (Glenshaw) restaurant chose "wines that stood out and winemakers who are doing interesting things," said General Manager John Muth. For instance, Cheryl Indelicato, one of the winemakers (above), produces a HandCraft Cabernet Sauvignon and donates a portion of her profits to breast cancer research.
With Breast Cancer Awareness Month just past and Mother’s Day just around the corner, Mr. Muth said this seemed like a good time to highlight the contributions of women in the industry.
Once they'd selected four wines, the restaurant staff dreamed up a food course to accompany each. The food is "inspired" by famous women chefs, though the restaurant will use only one of the chef’s actual recipes – Julia Child’s Queen of Sheba Cake.
"We drew philosophical rather than literal inspiration" from these chefs, Mr. Muth said, noting the restaurant will use local and sustainable ingredients as these chefs often do.
Here’s the full menu:
Wine: Ferrari Carano Bella Luce
Winemaker: Sarah Quider (at bottom)
Wine: Campo Viejo Garnacha, Rioja
Winemaker: Elena Adell (at right)
Lidia Bastianich-Inspired Roasted Cornish Game Hen with Balsamic Glaze, Skillet Cauliflower and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
Wine: HandCraft Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Cheryl Indelicato (at top)
Wine: Geyser Peak Uncensored Red
Winemaker: Ondine Chattan (at left)
Cost for the dinner is $65 per person, and the restaurant will limit the guest list to about 40 or 50 people. For reservations: 412-767-3500.
Photos from the winemakers' respective wineries