Based on some previous posts I thought some of you might be interested in this. Last Friday I had dinner with a friend at Ambria and their well-known sommelier, Robert Bansberg, mentioned a four-part course on wine and food pairing that he is teaching at Kendall College. He brought this up because my friend is Indian and he was especially excited about the class coming up on January 22 entitled "British Empire Night and Single Malt Scotch Seminar." The degustation menu is all Indian(influenced) and was planned by a Kendall college alum who I think is Indian. The food will be paired with wines from New Zealand and Australia and, believe it or not, a British Champagne. An example: Greenlipped Mussels in a Curripatta Broth & Sundried Tomato Nan
with 2002 Sauvignon Blanc Allan Scott Estate (Marlborough, New Zealand)
Sounds fun, if not authentic - actually, I think my Indian friend was a little apalled with the idea of wine and Indian food.
Bansberg and the chef will discuss each course and wine. It doesn't sound like a formal sit down dinner; the description says the degustation "eliminates the need for dinner"...whatever that means.
Full details, including info. on the three other more conventional(Bordeaux, etc.) classes, are in the link.