Hartford's Peppercorn's Grill hosts its 25th annual Veuve Clicquot dinner Dec. 9, pairing the French champagne with five decadent courses.
Royal ruby red shrimp poached in Veuve Clicquot with lemon-scented champagne sauce over organic microgreens and kumquat garnish (paired with Veuve Clicquot Brut)
Housemade ravioli filled with imported buffalo ricotta and truffled porcini cream, accompanied by risotto al tartufo blanco with shaved truffles (paired with Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose)
Pan-seared Mediterranean branzino (paired with Veuve Clicquot blanc)
Arrosto misto (herb-roasted veal loin with champagne-scented natural pan reduction with fresh pomegranates, with veal short ribs finished with champagne glaze and mostarda di Cremona) paired with Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose 2004
A selection of holiday treats for dessert (with Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec)
Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Peppercorn's is at 357 Main St. Cost is $125, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 860-547-1714. peppercornsgrill.com.