The Capital Grille today announced the return of Wagyu & Wine – a gourmet twist on America's classic burger paired with luxurious wine selections from the Antinori family, now in its 26th generation. Starting today, and through November 18th, Wagyu & Wine is available to guests in The Capital Grille lounge.
The exceptional pairing - at $25 - invites guests to experience one of three hand-crafted Wagyu burgers paired with an Antinori family wine hand-selected by The Capital Grille's Advanced Sommelier Brian Phillips. Guests can select from three wines including the Col Solare 2014 (Red Mountain, Washington), a limited production New World Cabernet Sauvignon which pairs well with this year's Caramelized Onion Wagyu Burger featuring Grand Cru Gruyère and Shallot Aioli. Other Antinori Wagyu & Wine selections, typically available exclusively by the bottle, include Old World and New World wines such as the Villa Antinori Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2014 (Tuscany), an Old World Sangiovese, and the Antica Napa Valley 2014 (Atlas Peak, Napa Valley), a New World Cabernet Sauvignon.
"These selections showcase the Antinori family's continued passion for producing some of the world's best wines in both the Old and New World," said Brian Phillips, advanced sommelier for The Capital Grille. "From the age-worthy Chianti to the innovative Antica and the limited production Col Solare, our guests will be welcomed by rich, elegant styles that perfectly heighten the flavors of this year's Wagyu burger offerings."
In addition to the Caramelized Onion Wagyu Burger, this year's selections include a Wagyu Cheeseburger with Havarti and aged White Cheddar, and a Caprese-style Wagyu Burger with heirloom tomato, 15-year aged balsamic and fresh mozzarella.
"We sought to transform the classic burger by combining distinctive flavors and ingredients, such as heirloom tomatoes and Grand Cru Gruyère, to complement the indulgent Wagyu beef," said The Capital Grille's Executive Chef Michael LaDuke. "These heightened flavors, combined with perfectly paired wines, offer our lounge guests a one-of-a-kind experience"