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Presented by Nick Defasio from MS Walker

1st Course – Butter poached halibut, marinated tomato, and fresh orange, paired with Freemark Abbey Chardonnay (2014).

2nd Course – Duck confit stuffed mushroom, paired with Landmark Overlook Pinot Noir (2014).

3rd Course – Lamb Porterhouse, grilled polenta, garlic portabellas, and Romesco sauce, paired with Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon (2014).

4th Course – Strawberries and buttermilk biscuit shortcake, paired with Banshee Rose (2016).

$45.00 per person plus tax and gratuity.


We enjoyed yet another outstanding Passports wine dinner event this past Thursday evening, hosted by owner and Chef Eric Lorden and wine expert Matt Rose. Each of the four wonderfully delicious courses was paired with the perfect wine from the Loire Valley of France. And too, my husband and I enjoy so much the welcoming wait staff at Passports. Michael and Sally were our servers and they are always friendly and professional. We especially appreciate their fine and seamless service during the wine dinner events with a dining room bursting with patrons.

IMG_9164My favorite of the wines was the Champalou, Vouvray 2014 accompanying the salad of heirloom tomatoes, Tasso Lardons, Dolce Bleu, fava beans, butter lettuce, and Provencal vinaigrette.


Fantabulous roast lamp chops, with capers and wild mushrooms

Passports serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. They open at 11:30 am. You’ll love their everyday menu and they also post daily specials on Facebook, which you can check out here. Passports will be resuming their wine dinners in the early fall.

Our son Alex and Chef G rocked Passports wine dinner last night. So proud ❤️

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Passports Winter Wine Dinner January 24th

Winter Wine Dinner with Chili Sullivan

1st course – Little Neck Clams in a Tasso Cream Sauce with a Garlic Crostini

Wine – White Cotes Du Rhone

2nd course – Bison Sausage over a Beet Puree

Wine- Barbera D’ Asti

3rd course– Mini Pork Shanks in a Root Vegetable & Guinness Demi Glace with Mashed Potato

Wine- Uncensored Red Blend

4th course –Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce.

Beverage- Framboise Lambic Raspberry Beer

Get your ressies-


Wine Dinner – Passports Thursday April 26th with Wine PhD Dr. Kathleen Powers Erickson

Wine Dinner in Celebration of Spring
Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
Passports Restaurant
110 Main St., Gloucester, Ma.
978 281-3680

with Chef Eric Lorden
and Dr. Kathleen Powers Erickson (The "Wine PhD")

4 artfully-prepared courses and 4 fabulous wines!
$50.00 per person

First Course:
Matzo-dusted soft-shell crab, pan fried, with
Cajun-spiced mayonnaise
Wine: Paul Cluver dry Riesling
from Elgin Valley, South Africa
(Will be on the wine list – bottle: $30.00, glass: $8.00)

Second Course:
Salad of caramelized brussel sprouts and
Tasso Ham, on a bed of arugula, with Dijon vinaigrette
Wine: Eberle Cote de Robles Blanc,
from Paso Robles, California
(Will be on the wine list – bottle: $40.00, glass: $10.00)

Third Course:
Grilled Icelandic Arctic Char and spring ramps,
with peanut mole,
side dish of quinoa with mushroom medley
Wine: Tenuta Sant’ Antonio Corvina,
from the Veneto, Italy
(Will be on the wine list – bottle: $30.00, glass: $8.00)
Fourth Course:
Rhubarb and apple crisp, topped with
Kilthurn English farmhouse cave-aged cheddar
Wine: Campbell’s Rutherglen Tokay,
from Victoria, Australia
(Will be on the wine list – half bottle: $24.00)

Define Value: Passports Wine Dinner

My Lord That was great

4 glasses of wine and four courses for $40 bucks or so.

Toby Pett says-

Eric and his crew definitely "hit it out of the park" Thursday night…As Chili mentioned to me that in Boston, the quality of food, paired with the wines that he brought would be $ 100.00 per person, and I am sure that he is right…there is no place in Gloucester that offers that kind of deal for the money…it should be sold out every month


Get Your Ressies For Passports Wine Dinner Tomorrow Night!


The deets-

Zinfandel Wine Dinner with Chili Sulivan January 26th at 7pm

January 24, 2012 in Menus, Uncategorized | by stocantins |

1st course: Local seafood salad with spicy aioli wrapped in butter lettuce.

2nd course: Eric’s short rib chili with wonton chips.

3rd course: Duck confit with quinoa and brussel sprouts.

4th coarse: Brown butter cake with chocolate mousse filing and ganache

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Passports Italian Wine Dinner with Chili Sullivan This Thursday Nov 17th


Thursday Nov 17, 7pm
1st course – Mixed Antipasti Scallop, Mozzarella, Stuffed Little Neck
Wine pairing – Vermentino, Pala
2nd course – Grilled Quail and Potato Salad
Wine pairing – Barbera d”Asti, Colle dei Venti
3rd course – 1855 Roasted Sirloin Arabiatta Penne
Wine pairing – Ripassa Superior, Zenato
4th course – Raspberry Cheese Cake
Wine pairing – Moscato, Castello del Poggio

Things To Do- Book Your Wine Dinner Ressies At Passports

The Wine Dinners always sell out- this from my boy Eric at Passports-

Dry Creek Valley Wine Dinner!!!
Thursday Dec. 17 @ 7:00pm
Cost $35.00 per person

I will be hosting this dinner as the wine bear is busy, in lue of the fact that I am not as good as Andrew the wines we picked are incredible, and dry creek is my favorite.  There will be three courses of food with 4 flights of wine finishing with a late harvest chardonnay that is called the drops of gold. Hope to see you there. Please call to reserve your table.

Chef Eric

Things To Do- Passports Wine Dinner March 26th

These wine dinners always sell out.  Here’s a heads up for anyone wanting to make a ressie-

Four Course Wine Dinner:

Where:  Passports Restaurant, 110 Main Street, Gloucester, MA

When:  Thursday, March 26, 7:00 pm


Gino Rossi will share four wines from Burgundy, France.  Each wine will
be paired with a course matched by Gino & chef/owner, Eric Lorden.  The
cost is $35/person (gratuity not included).  Reservations are essential.
Please call 978-281-3680

Passports Restaurant
110 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930