Lock 50 Restaurant & Wine Bar is already known to have one of the finest patios in all of Worcester. In years past though, the outdoor dining season would end sometime around the middle of October as the sun began to set earlier and the weather began to cool down. [Read more…]
Celebrate Mother’s Day with that special lady at Lock 50. Chef Tim Russo has prepared a special Mother’s Day Brunch Menu that includes something for everyone. Reservations are recommended as this special day is always well attended at Lock 50. $40 per person / Children menu available for $10
Easter is a great time to enjoy family and friends, and there is no better place to do that than at Lock 50! Check out our Easter Brunch MENU
Chef Tim Russo has created a very special menu for Worcester Restaurant Week – Winter 2018. Choose one item from each course for just $25.18 (tax & gratuity not included). Plus add on some additional items to start or end your meal for only $19.99. Winter Restaurant week menu available February 26-March 11, 2018. [Read more…]
On Tuesday, January 9th, Lock 50 will host an exclusive wine dinner featuring wines from Ehlers Estate winery (St. Helena, CA). For this dinner, Executive Chef Tim Russo will work with Lock 50’s Sommelier Andrew Carmody to pair five different Ehlers Estate wines with a specially-prepared five course menu.
When: January 31, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $125 per person
Fried Curried Goat Cheese | Grapefruit Supremes | Roasted Fennel
Paired with Ehlers’ 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Smoked Cocoa Rubbed Quail | Toasted Almond Farro | Cherry Agrodulce
Paired with Ehlers’ 2014 Merlot
Brown Butter Roasted Pork | Braised Leeks | Vanilla Currant Chutney
Paired with Ehlers’ 2014 Cabernet Franc
Balsamic Braised Beef | Anise Roasted Carrots | Crispy Trumpet Mushrooms
Paired with Ehlers’ 2014 “1886” Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark chocolate torta | espresso caramel | cinnamon creme fraiche | sea salt
Paired with Ehlers’ 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Tickets will be available at EventBrite
About Ehlers Estate
The story of Ehlers Estate is one of passion, patience, and hard work, intertwined like the tendrils of robust vines that have been part of the landscape here since the mid-1800s.
It was the lure of winemaking that tempted Bernard Ehlers to buy a small, dying vineyard in the late 1800s and embark on a quest to create the winery that continues to bear his name. He replanted his newly-acquired 10-acre vineyard, established the olive grove that still thrives today and in 1886 completed construction of the stone barn that is now our beautiful winery building. His original Bale Mill Winery continued to operate long after his death, run by his wife until the 1920s and then by successive new owners who took advantage of its prime location and unique terroir.
A century later, another husband and wife team discovered the lure of this idyllic spot in the heart of the Napa Valley. French entrepreneurs and philanthropists Jean and Sylviane Leducq saw the potential for this region to produce wines with the power, balance and structure of the finest Bordeaux they knew and loved. Over several decades they patiently built a contiguous wine estate – common for French chateaux but increasingly rare in California.
With the help of renowned enologist, Jacques Boissenot, they gradually acquired individual local vineyards as they came up for sale and replanted with the most suitable clones and rootstock. By the turn of the century they had created the 42-acre estate we farm today, with Bernard Ehlers’ original stone barn and vineyard at its heart and the Ehlers name once again poised to grace wine labels. The 21st century began with the release of the very first vintage from the Leducqs’ new Ehlers Estate.
Ehlers Estate, is a for-profit business that is held in trust by Fondation Leducq, which in turn is a not-for-profit entity that funds international cardiovascular research. This is a philanthropic relationship that is unique in the world of wine. It is also a testament to the vision of founder, Jean Leducq. Making exceptional wines was one of Jean Leducq’s great passions, and Ehlers Estate exists to honor his memory and his commitment to both fine California wine and cardiovascular research. 100 percent of the net income of Ehlers is used by Fondation Leducq to support their efforts to advance cardiovascular research
Attention All Young Professionals in Central Massachusetts
Join Lock 50 for a fun and educational wine tasting geared toward young professionals where you will taste and learn about wine in a fun and casual environment.
Light Hors d’Ouerves Available. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Tickets available at EventBrite
Lock 50 will host two events in conjunction with the 2017 Worcester Wine Festival. On October 7th, Lock 50 will host the “From the Beginning” Wine dinner which will highlight some of the original grapes and regions of wine making. We will showcase traditional techniques of wine production and culinary art in a 5 course dinner featuring dishes that capture the true essence of the regions. Proceeds from this dinner and a silent auction will benefit Why Me & Sherry’s House.
In addition, on October 7th, Lock 50 will also host a Mimosa Brunch. Come enjoy brunch at Lock 50 featuring an array of fresh fruit purees and juices to mix and create your own variations of mimosa and bellinis. Receive 4 individual 187ml bottles of Prosecco to maximize your creativity! Brunch can be ordered a la carte at menu prices.
Tickets can be purchased for both events through the Worcester Wine Festival website
The 2017 Festival will feature a series of events, held across the Greater Worcester area, designed to expand your palate, educate, inform and entertain. The Festival will culminate with a Grand Tasting held at historic Union Station in Worcester where over 500 of the finest wines from around the world will be available for tasting. For more information visit Worcester Wine Festival
The Pulse Magazine stopped by and had some nice things to say about Lock 50. Read the review for yourself here