Friday, October 6, 2017

Red’s Table to Host a Hard Cider Dinner on Saturday, October 28th

From our friends at Red's Table...

On Saturday, October 28th, 2017, Red’s Table will host a hard cider dinner, featuring local craft cidery, Wild Hare Hard Cider, located in Bluemont, Virginia. Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wild Hare Hard Cider is a boutique, micro-cidery that creates unique and incomparable hard ciders made directly from their orchard, located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Guests will have the pleasure of enjoying a five-course dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Kevin Ettenson, paired with five of Wild Hare’s finest craft ciders. Standouts featured for the evening include Wild Hare Hatch, Wild Hare Rocket, Wild Hare Windrush, Wild Hare Hopscotch, and Wild Hare Willow. The complete menu with cider pairings is posted below. The cost of the dinner is $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

WHEN: Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 7:30 PM, limited seating is available and reservations are required by calling 1(571) 375-7755.

WHERE: Red’s Table offers waterfront dining on Lake Thoreau and is located at 11150 South Lakes Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191;

WHY: Tucked in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wild Hare Cider is born and bred. As a boutique micro-cidery, Wild Hare started from a desire to craft something with their hands, and let time and nature work together through modern fermentation techniques. Wild Hare's fruit comes directly from their orchard, and the pressed apple juice transforms into a product that, inspired by a drink America's forefathers may have delighted in, is both delicious and interesting. Wild Hare's ciders are unique and not comparable to anything that is typically found on the shelf next to the six packs at the grocery store. Wild Hare Cidery also offers a tasting room located in the idyllic town of Bluemont, Virginia, where guests can try some of their most exciting ciders. For additional information, please visit

Hard Cider Dinner Menu
Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Welcome Beer:
Wild Hare Hatch, a classic dry cider ABV 7%
paired with
Honeycrisp Apple with fontina fonduta

First Course:
Wild Hare Rocket, an off-dry cider with a hint of sweetness ABV 7%  
paired with
Sweet Potato Soup with white miso and sherry cream

Second Course:
Wild Hare Windrush, a dry cider aged on oak and chestnut staves ABV 7%
paired with
Autumn Risotto with butternut squash, goat cheese, and pumpkin oil

Third Course:
Wild Hare Hopscotch, a lightly dry hopped cider with a pleasant citrus nose ABV 7% 
paired with
Cornish Game Hen with root vegetable gratin and sage oil

Dessert Pairing:
Wild Hare Willow, farmhouse cider infused with berries ABV 7% 
paired with
Burnt Cinnamon Crème Brûlée with apple caramel and smoked almond brittle