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Chateau St. Jean Wine Dinner – March 11

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On Friday, March 11, we welcome the return of Lynn Apple as she hosts a very special Chateau St. Jean Wine Dinner! If you enjoy great wine that has been aged, this is the dinner for you!

We will sample four vintages of Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages – the 2000 vintage which rated “90”, the 1995 vintage – which rated “93”, the 1999 vintage – which rated “95” and the 1997 vintage – which earned “96” points!  In one of three comparison courses you will enjoy the 1997 Sonoma County Merlot next to the current vintage.  Come and join the fun!

“CHATEAU ST. JEAN” SPECIAL WINE DINNER

With Lynn Apple, Pennsylvania State Manager, Treasury Wine Estates
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Friday, March 11, 2011 – 6:30 PM
$129 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity


CHATEAU ST. JEAN RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
“LE PETITE ETOILE” FUME BLANC’07

SHELLFISH STRUDEL
Lobster, Shrimp, Crab, Alouette Cheese, Spinach & Peppers in Phyllo
with Olive Relish and Lemon-Saffron Creme

CHATEAU ST. JEAN ALEXANDER VALLEY
“BELLE TERRE” CHARDONNAY’07

CHATEAU ST. JEAN ALEXANDER VALLEY
“ROBERT YOUNG” CHARDONNAY’07

SEARED SCALLOP
With Brioche crusted Squash, Tomato Relish, Cucumber Cream, Scallion & Parmesan

CHATEAU ST. JEAN SONOMA COUNTY MERLOT’97

CHATEAU ST. JEAN SONOMA COUNTY MERLOT’06

VEAL SCALLOPINE
With braised Short Rib Confit, Roast Root Vegetables, Manchego Cheese & Sundried Tomato Butter

CHATEAU ST. JEAN SONOMA COUNTY “CINQ CEPAGES”’95

CHATEAU ST. JEAN SONOMA COUNTY “CINQ CEPAGES”’97

CHATEAU ST. JEAN SONOMA COUNTY “CINQ CEPAGES”’99

CHATEAU ST. JEAN SONOMA COUNTY “CINQ CEPAGES”’00

FILET & LOBSTER ROULADE
Filet rolled with Lobster Tail, Red Pepper Pesto and Shiitake Mushrooms.
Served with a Crab Tart, Cabernet Glaze and Herb Crème Fraiche

CHATEAU ST. JEAN SONOMA COUNTY GEWURZTRAMINER’08

CRÈME BRULEE
With Fresh Berries

Frank Family Winery Wine Dinner – March 4

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Our oldest son Lee first introduced our family and his company – Vintage Imports – to the wonderful selections of the Frank Family WineryLee will introduce these highly rated boutique selections to all of you on Friday, March 4! Frank Family Winery was founded by Richard Frank – a hugely successful Paramount and Disney President who was responsible for many of the hit TV shows and movies that you watched in the 80’s and 90’s.

He fell in love with life in the Napa Valley.  Today, he produces some of the most interesting wines that you are likely to taste while traveling through Napa!

“FRANK FAMILY WINERY” WINE DINNER

With Vintage Import’s Lee Kuehn
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Friday, March 4, 2011 – 6:30 PM
$109 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity


FRANK FAMILY NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY’08

BUTTER BRAISED LOBSTER TAIL
With Cauliflower Bisque, crispy Bacon Lardons, Asparagus in Pasatry

FRANK FAMILY CARNEROS PINOT NOIR’08

BBQ DUCK CONFIT
With Butternut Squash-poached Pear Griddle Cakes, Cippolinni Onion &  crumbled Blue Cheese

FRANK FAMILY NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL’07

LAMB TRIO
Lamb Stew, grilled Lamb Sausage & Rack of Lamb with Smoked Gouda-Sourdough Toast

FRANK FAMILY NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON’07

TENDERLOIN OF BEEF
With Grilled Cream Corn, Fingerlings with Chorizo, braised Fennel and Roast Tomato Demi-Glaze

BOGLE PORT’07

CHOCOLATE DECADENCE
With Chocolate Mousse

30th Best of Italy Wine Dinner – Feb. 18

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Please join us on Friday February 18 when Stan “the Wine Man” Lalic returns to The Carlton for his “30th “Best of Italy” Wine Dinner. Thirty Wine Dinners in our 26 years is pretty special stuff!  Stan has been a valued partner and is a Pittsburgh treasure!  His exceptional palate enables him to find, and in many cases help style, wonderful small production Italian selections!

All of the wines for this dinner are rated higher than 92 points! Come and enjoy our premier Wine Dinner of 2011!

30th “BEST OF ITALY” SPECIAL WINE DINNER

With Stan “the Wine Man” Lalic
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Friday, February 18, 2011 – 6:30PM
$99 per person excluding Tax & Gratuity

MONTE TONDO VENETO CASETTE FOSCARIN SOAVE CLASSICO’07

CHILLED WASABI TUNA
With Wild Mushroom Broth, Pea Sprouts, Sesame Roasted Peppers,
Agave Vinaigrette and Wonton Confetti

PODERI LA COLLINA PIEMONTE LABBRA di GIADA’08

BRAISED BEEF CHEEK RAVIOLI
With Chevre tossed grilled Eggplant,
Garlic Butter & Roast Tomato Coulis

GIUSEPPE GABBAS SARDINIA ARBESKIA’04

VENISON LOIN
With Chicken-Apple Sausage, New Potato Hash, Baby Carrots & Blueberry Demi-Glaze

OLIVERO PIEMONTE BAROLO’04

SAN BIAGIO PEIMONTE LANGHE ROSSO
CABERNET SAUVIGNON JANIN’06

FILET MIGNON
With Chevre Risotto, grilled Cremini, Caramelized Onion Relish & Cabernet Glaze

MICHELE CHIARLO NIVOLE MOSCATO D’ASTI’09

CHEESE CAKE EMPANADAS
With Caramel Sauce and fresh Berries