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psilakisTuesday February 2nd, 7 p.m. kicks off the 2010 wine dinners at the Viceroy Hotel's EOS restaurant with the Greek fine wines of Boutari.
The Boutari Winery, founded in 1879 by Yiannis Boutari with 124-acres in Naoussa, is now a modern winery with vineyards in choice regions in Greece: Goumenissa, Santorini, Attica, Nemea, Paros and Crete. Boutari is credited with the re-birth of indigenous grape varieties of classical Greece and blends with international varieties as well as implementing modern winemaking practices and French oak barrel aging.  
The menu is created by EOS Restaurant executive chef Michael Psilakis – the owner of Michelin star restaurant Anthos in New York City will be at hand to supervise the dinner– and every dish will be paired by wine director Sergio Caceres.
There will be passed hors d’oeuvres such as hamachi truffles, crab with tomato and olive oil sorbet and pork belly with fennel and lemon glaze paired with Moschofilero, Mantinia, Peloponesse 2008. For dinner: tuna sashimi with Kretikos White, Crete 2008;  smoked octopus  spicy sopressata, pineapple, fennel with Assyrtiko Kallisti Reserve, Santorini 2006; lobster risotto with  uni, caviar and Agiorgitiko Nemea, Nemea 2006. Short rib with gigante bean, smoked tomato ragù is paired with Xinomavro Grande Reserva, Goumenissa 2003 and desserts: chocolate essencia with sesame halva and lemon tea are paired with Mavrodaphne from Patras, Peloponesse. Eos Restaurant, 15th floor of the Viceroy Miami Hotel, 485 Brickell Avenue Miami.   RSVP 305 503 0373. Cost: $95 + tax + service charge.