Varia has the distinct honor of inviting you to attend a 5-Course wine dinner with Master Sommelier, Geoff Kruth.
Meet & Greet & Cocktail Hour - 6:30 PM
The evening will begin with a meet & greet and cocktail hour at 6:30 PM. Seize the opportunity to get the very best recommendations for your holiday wine collections from a Master Sommelier. Bottles of wine will be available for purchase on site.
Dinner - 7:30 PM
Our 5-course wine dinner will follow at 7:30 PM featuring wines from Geoff's wine label, Lost and Found Wines and an exceptional 5-course menu designed by Executive Chef, Fabio Capparelli.
Sea Urchin Pie
Caviar | Shiso Leaf
Lost & Found Chardonnay, The Nines Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain 2017
Wagyu Beef Carpaccio
Arugula | Roasted Artichoke | Pearl Onion | Cornichons | Aioli | Parmesan
Lost & Found Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA 2014
Charred Octopus Cassoulet
Guanciale | Blood Orange | Fennel Pollen | Kale
Lost & Found Rhone-Style Blend, CA 2016
Grilled Lamb Chop
Kombocha Squash | Natural Demi-Glace
Lost & Found Syrah, The Nines Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain CA 2017
Chocolate Cake “PB&J”
Luxardo Cherry Crema | Whipped Peanut Butter
Lost & Found Pinot Noir, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma County CA 2017
Graduating from Sonoma State University with a degree in computer science, Geoff Kruth moved to Silicon Valley to pursue a career in the ever-burgeoning tech industry. By proximity alone, wine became a hobby, then a passion, and finally a career change, with Kruth enrolling at the International Culinary Center (then the French Culinary Institute) in New York. Before returning to California, Kruth became assistant wine director at Balthazar in Manhattan, overseeing the entirety of their extensive, high-profile wine program. With mentors like Fred Dame and Chris Goodhart behind him, Kruth rose quickly, and in 2008 became one of less than 150 people who (at the time) had earned the title Master Sommelier.
A 2009 StarChefs Napa-Sonoma Rising Star and now a wine director at the Michelin-starred Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant in Forestville, California, Kruth has also been the wine consultant for the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival in Hawaii for several years. As chief operating officer for the nonprofit Guild of Sommeliers, Kruth helped found the annual “Top Somm” competition, furthering the Guild’s mission of advancing wine culture a fun, professional edge. You may also recognize Geoff from the popular Netflix documentary, SOMM.
LET'S GET BUBBLY!
Monday, December 2 | 6:30p
Join us for the first Monday of every month for a series of wine education classes hosted by Hilton Norfolk THE MAIN Sommelier, Matthew Emborski. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or a newbie, this class is open to all wine enthusiasts.
WEEKLY AT VARIA
The Art Of Wine
Join us every week in the Wine Studio at Varia as we sip, savor and explore the world of wine. Each week is a different theme. This event is FREE to attend, and only $15 to enjoy wine tastings and small bites.
Nightly at Varia
At Downtown Norfolk's only piano bar, live performances occur nightly at Varia featuring local entertainers as well as specially invited guest musicians.
Monday Through Friday 5pm-7pm
With our 24-bottle cruvinet and plush atmosphere in the Wolf Lounge, Varia features one of the area's best happy hours with wine and small plate specials every weekday.