Thursday, November 13, 2008

Duckhorn Vineyards Wine Dinner

Last night was our first exclusive wine dinner we have done at Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro. We were very fortunate to have Duckhorn Vineyards as our partner for our first dinner. Thanks to Frank (Duckhorns East Coast Rep) for flying in from NYC to host our dinner. The dinner was for 12 people in our private wine room. We had a great time and look forward to hosting many more of these exclusive dinners in the future.

1st course
Seared Venison Carpaccio
shaved fennel/ local pickled Bartlett pears/petite beet greens/juniper berry vinaigrette
2004 Golden Eye Pinot Noir

2nd course
House Cured Duck Prosciutto
brown sugar braised black mission figs/great hill blue cheese foam/Duckhorn Merlot glaze
2005 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot

3rd course
Steel Head Trout "Cassoulet"
white beans/black truffled chicken sausage/chicken thigh
2006 Decoy Red Wine

4th course
American Wagyu Beef Short Ribs
aromatic 5-spice glaze/parsnip puree/daikon radish
2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

5th course
"Chocolate & Blackberries"
chocolate mousse cake/white chocolate powder/frozen blackberry/Paraduxx blackberry gelee
2006 Paraduxx Napa Valley Red Wine

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