Patrons of downtown darling Radius can sign up spend their Friday evenings vacationing in Europe via the regional tasting series for the next two months. Helmed by new chef Matthew Audette, the series allows diners to jet from one exotic locale to another all while sitting in the sleek lounge or dining room. Enjoy the food and wine directly pulled from a specific region such as this Friday’s “Alas Alsace!,” Eastern French cuisine infused with a powerful German influence. A notorious land of white wine, Radius’ wine director Daniel Motsinger promises samplings of Rieslings, Gewurztraminers and Muscats. Berets are, however, forbidden.
As the month of March begins to show itself so will Germany and Austria, each on their own designated night. Greet Friday, March 13th with a guten tag, as it’s dedicated to German fare. This is a step up from Oktoberfest; enjoy traditional dumplings and potatoes like only Augustus Gloop knew how. While the Riesling will probably be flowing like mad, so will the beer. Keep your lederhosen on for the following week’s “The Hills are Alive in Austria!”, where schnitzel and spaetzles are the cuisine and Austrian wines are lucky companions. Each evening is reasonably priced at $65 per person. You can sing as many “So long, farewell”s as you’d like, but we’re positive we’ll see you across the pond this month at Radius.