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Hall Winery Special Wine Dinner Tonight!

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Please join us tonight to welcome Vintner Kathryn Hall of Hall Wines to savor some of the most exclusive and wonderful Cabernets that you will ever enjoy! Kathryn Hall is passionate, successful and has distinguished herself in the wine world, as an attorney, in private business and in government.  She served as the United States Ambassador to Austria from 1997 – 2001!   We will sample her Cabernet Sauvignon ’06 – #18 in Wine Spectator’s top 100 – along with the new Cabernet release from 2007.  However, her single vineyard offerings – the Bergfeld Cabernet – 92 points ($100) and her Kathryn Hall Cabernet ’07 ($80) promise to be the real show stoppers!  Hope to see you tonight to give her a Pittsburgh welcome, enjoy this prestigious dinner and learn about her many interesting life experiences!

“HALL WINERY” SPECIAL WINE DINNER

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 – 6:30PM
With Founder & Proprietor, the Honorable Kathryn Hall
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
$109 per person excluding Tax & Gratuity

HALL NAPA SAUVIGNON BLANC’09

CHILLED SHELLFISH

Champagne Vinaigrette tossed Rock Shrimp, Scallops, Lobster and Crab with
Marinated Cucumber, Local Greens, Oyster Slider and Pine Nuts.

HALL NAPA MERLOT’06

VENISON “DEVONSHIRE”

Sliced Venison Loin served on Roast Tomato-Caramelized Onion Crostini
with crisp Pancetta, Blue Cheese Cream and spicy Basil Pesto

HALL NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’06
HALL NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’07

BRAISED SHORT RIB RAVIOLI

Tender homemade Ravioli with Braised Short Ribs, Spinach, Herbs, Ricotta & Parmesan.
Served with Vegetable Ratatouille, Pan Jus Reduction and Gouda Cream

HALL ST. HELENA “BERGFELD” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’06
KATHRYN HALL NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON’07

WILD MUSHROOM STUFFED TENDERLOIN OF BEEF

With Black Truffle-Manchego Pierogie, grilled Spring Vegetables,
Cabernet Glaze and Roast Garlic Mousse
HALL NAPA “LATE HARVEST” SAUVIGNON BLANC’05

STRAWBERRY NAPOLEON

Chateau St. Jean Wine Dinner – Tonight

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Don’t forget that tonight is the third and final Wine Dinner of our Fantastic Friday Wine Dinners!  Lynn Apple of Treasury Wine Estates will host 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

Talbott Vineyards Wine Dinner – April 11

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Robert and Audrey Talbott settled in Carmel, CA in 1950 and started the Robert Talbott Tie Co.  Today, Talbott clothing stores are everywhere and son Robb – in addition to running the clothing empire, operates a super successful winery specializing in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir!  Please join us Monday, April 11 when we sample three upscale Chardonnays and three Pinot Noirs from Talbott’s Central Coast Winery.

Although some of the selections are just released and as of yet un-rated, we have three wines that Robert Parker has scored over 90 points!  The Carlton has been a big supporter of Talbott wines for many years and I personally have consumed more of their Kali Hart Chardonnay (named for their daughter) than perhaps anyone else on the planet!  When you join us for this special Wine Dinner, you will understand the addictive qualities of their spectacular products!

“ROBERT TALBOTT” SPECIAL WINE DINNER

Monday, April 11, 2011 – 6:30 PM
With Bill Cascio, United States Regional Manager for Talbott Winery
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
$99 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity

TALBOTT MONTEREY “KALI HART”CHARDONNAY’09

SCALLOP NAPOLEON

Chilled Scallop layered with Sweet Pea Mousse, grilled Squash,
Roast Vegetable Coulis and citrus tossed Micro Greens

TALBOTT MONTEREY “LOGAN” CHARDONNAY’08
TALBOTT SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS
“SLEEPY HOLLOW VINEYARD” CHARDONNAY’08

LOBSTER “CANNOLLI”

Lobster Tail, herbed Ricotta, Spinach and Sun-dried Tomato
in crisp Phyllo with Parmesan Cream and Basil Pesto

TALBOTT SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS “KALI HART” PINOT NOIR’08

CHILI GLAZED LAMB LOIN

With Black Bean-Cremini Mushroom Compote with Honey Orange Lamb Jus,
Leak Cracklings and Smoked Sea Salt

TALBOTT MONTEREY “LOGAN” PINOT NOIR’09
TALBOTT SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS
“SLEEPY HOLLOW VINEYARD” PINOT NOIR’08

VEAL TART

Braised Veal Tart with herbed Mascarpone, Carrot Puree,
Sun-dried Cherry Glaze and Balsamic Arugula

HOGUE “LATE HARVEST” REISLING NV

CRÈME CARAMEL