The Greenwich Project is a very sexy restaurant. It illuminates and has a convivial air. I am certainly happy to have been introduced. My introduction would not have been possible, of course, if I had not received an invitation (a Facebook invitation, no less) to attend the first ‘Evening With…Chad Walsh a few weeks ago. Being a Sunday evening, I was excited to find out what Mr. Walsh was pouring, and intrigued to visit a restaurant new to me located in an iconic New York neighborhood that is sadly a bit foreign to me.
‘An Evening With… at The Greenwich Project is a wine pop-up that takes place every Sunday and Monday evening from 6pm to midnight. Owner’s Nick Boccio and Chef Carmine DiGiovanni alongside Sean Kerby have selectively scheduled a retinue of New York’s hottest Sommeliers to make an appearance every week.
“We wanted to keep Somms out of trouble.” Jokes Kerby.
Each guest Sommelier will compose a wine list of “back vintage” wines that are available to be enjoyed at an everyday budget.
“We wanted to expose people to older wines.” Explains Kerby as he elegantly offered me a taste of 2002 Chateau Rol Valentin, Grand Cru. “This is a perfect example of what we want to do here.” He said. “Where else are you able to get rare bottles such as this for an affordable price?”
This very much appreciated 14 year old blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, was being offered at $15 a glass. Remarkable.
Kerby works closely with a private wine collector who generously has made the wines available for ‘An Evening With… A pop up setting is the perfect opportunity to showcase these rare, and treasured wines, too. The quantity is limited, therefore arrive early on Sunday to savor the good stuff. A small menu is provided by Chef DiGiovanni of the Greenwich Project. Try the tuna tartare with a tapioca crisp. Each bite will be refreshing and provide the perfect crunch.
Tonight, join Master Sommelier Laura Maniec of Corkbuzz Wine Bar as she opens beautiful Napa wines. Next week, join Hristo Zisovski, Altamarea Beverage Director, and return April 17th and 18th to witness Jean Luc Le Du. Reservations don’t seem necessary, but may be required due to rising popularity.
47 West 8th St. NYC