We welcome back native Gary Eberle, of Eberle Winery, to Pittsburgh on Monday, October 12 to savor the wonderful wines from his Paso Robles vineyard! After Gary finished playing college football at Penn State in the 60’s he went on to LSU where he studied cellular genetics and then to U.C. Davis for work on a enology doctorate. After co-founding Estrella River Winery (now Meridian), Gary decided to produce premium, small production wines in Paso Robles. He began his own label with the release of the 1979 Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon. Please join us in saluting the success of one of our own and I guarantee you will leave a big fan of Eberle!
Here’s the menu:
“EBERLE WINERY” WINE DINNER
Monday, October 12, 2009 – 6:30 p.m.
With Gary Eberle – Proprietor
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
$99 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity
EBERLE COTES du ROBLES BLANC’08
ALMOND CRUSTED SEA BASS
Oven roasted and served with Mixed Grain-Cranberry Risotto and Citrus Cream
ROAST LOBSTER TAIL
Served with Brie Risotto, French Beans,
Three Tomato Tartar, Crab Relish and Beurre Blanc
BRAISED SHORT RIBS
Tender slowly braised Short Ribs in Pastry with Caramelized Onions, Pancetta,
Roast Peppers, Boursin Cheese, Pan Jus Reduction and Herb Butter.
EBERLE “ESTATE” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’05
TENDERLOIN OF BEEF
Served with Fingerling-Vegetable Hash, Saga Blue Cheese Cream,
shaved Truffle and Cabernet Demi-Glace
EBERLE MUSCAT CANELLI’08
WARM APPLE NAPOLEON
Just a reminder that our Fall Wine Dinners kick off tomorrow with Iron Horse Vineyards! We hope you can make it to this dinner – I know you will love the food, wine and our wine host Joy Sterling. Here’s the information for the dinner again:
CEO Joy Sterling presents the wonderful offerings from Iron Horse Vineyards at The Carlton on Thursday, October 8. One of Sonoma County’s most prestigious, small independent family owned wineries, Iron Horse was founded by Audrey and Barry Sterling in 1975. Iron Horse had their award winning sparkling wines served at the White House in five consecutive presidential administrations! In addition to highly rated wines and well paired cuisine, you will enjoy our charming host! Joy is Yale educated, a former ABC correspondent and has authored four books! As a second generation owner, she is taking Iron Horse to new heights!
Here’s the Menu:
“IRON HORSE VINEYARDS” WINE DINNER
Thursday, October 8, 2009 – 6:30 p.m.
With Iron Horse Vineyards CEO – Joy Sterling
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
$99 per person excluding Tax & Gratuity
IRON HORSE WEDDING CUVEE “BLANC DE NOIR”‘05
Crab, Lobster, Shrimp, Oysters and Mussels in a rich Tomato Cream with sautéed
Ricotta Gnocchi, Red Pepper Coulis and Spinach Chiffonade
IRON HORSE “UNOAKED” CHARDONNAY’07
IRON HORSE “ESTATE” CHARDONNAY’08
Served over Brioche Crostini with Smoked Cheddar Orzo,
Sun-dried Tomato Butter and Yukon Gold Gaufrette
IRON HORSE “ESTATE” PINOT NOIR’06
RACK OF LAMB
Served with a Wild Mushroom & Onion Risotto Cake, Bacon-Spinach Sauté,
Cabernet Demi-Glace & Roast Garlic Mousse
IRON HORSE T-BAR-T BdX3′05
Served with Sausage-Fennel Ragout, Roast Corn Butter,
Bourbon Glaze and crisp Onion Straws
IRON HORSE CLASSIC VINTAGE BRUT’04
With fresh Berries
Generally, wine is served in glasses with gently curved rims at the top to help keep aromas in the glass. The thinner the glass and the finer the rim, the better. A flaring, trumpet-shaped class dissipates the aromas.
When tasting wine, hold the wine in the mouth for a moment or two and then either swallow it or, preferably, spit it out, usually into a spittoon. A really good wine will have a long aftertaste, while an inferior wine will have a short aftertaste.