The Nitty Gritty
- Price is for one person
- No refunds for missed event
- runs approximately 1 1/2 hours
- 6 spots per class
For some, the concept of "drink and food pairing" might simply go no further than the act of coupling a cold river-beer with a bag of pizza rolls. (A match made in late-night heaven, we'll admit.) And in the world of fine dining, it's often the wine that takes the stage upon those white tablecloths. But good loose leaf tea, with its many complexities, nuances and diverse flavors, is as well-suited to complement fine cuisine as highfalutin' wine. And the marriage of top-notch, local fav Zentea with high-quality, local ingredient-based dishes? Well, that's a match that goes together like two peas in a pod —and few places can give you tea paired with high-class dishes quite like ZenTea.
Now, we've long extolled the myriad virtues of this fine dining haven: the exquisite menu carefully crafted around seasonal and local ingredients; the unparalleled tea selection with which aficionados of all kinds are smitten; the warm, welcoming environment that goes against every preconceived notion of a white tablecloth restaurant. ZenTea, without a doubt, is an Atlanta institution and landmark. But, as if we weren't besotted with 'em enough already, they've gone and swept us off our feet once again—with this new 5-course meal and tea pairings, no less!
In a culinary ode to great food, Connie and her team will be crafting a five-course feast concentrated specific cuisine that artfully compliments her different teas. Zentea will showcase the dishes while showing off the best of her teas, all in a series of unforgettable five-course dinners, while the well-versed ZenTea ambassadors will be on hand to wax prosaic about each tea and answer any questions from inquiring heads around the communal bar.
Arugula Pear Salad with Thai Ginger Dressing Paired with White Mango Pear Tea
Goat Cheese Pesto with Dates, Pecans and drizzled honey
Paired with Milk Oolong Tea
Smoked Salmon drizzled with dill sauce, sesame crackers, Parmesan Cheese
Paired with Green Matcha Tea
Grilled Chicken over brown rice with Saffron Cream Sauce
Paired with a Black Golden Yunnan Tea