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Archives: July 2011

Jesus Christ Superstar at Benedum Center

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Come “EXPERIENCE THE PASSION LIKE YOU NEVER HAVE BEFORE!”

Be sure to check out Jesus Christ Superstar at the Benedum Center anytime from August 2 – August 14.  Andrew Lloyd Webber Masterpiece! Take an emotional journey through the final days of Jesus Christ in this powerful rock opera. This stirring musical chronicles Jesus’ meteor-like rise and ultimate death through the troubled eyes of his betrayer Judas. Both thought-provoking and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the awe-inspiring power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. The stirring and contemporary score will hold you spellbound: “Everything’s Alright,” “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” and “Superstar.”

Before the show, come have a nice sit-down dining experience here at The Carlton Restaurant. Then allow us to drop you off right at The Benedum Center with our complimentary limo service. Let us help you to make this night a night to remember.

Duckhorn & Frog’s Leap Wine Dinner – Aug. 26

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Join us when we welcome Vintage Import’s Lee Kuehn to present a comparison dinner featuring the wines from Duckhorn Vineyards and Frog’s Leap Winery!   Frog’s Leap and Duckhorn are examples of outstanding Napa Valley Wineries that are remembered after their products are sampled.  Dan & Margaret Duckhorn founded their winery in 1976 and achieved almost cult like status in Napa.  Dan is a good friend and I have enjoyed a few wonderful afternoons sampling his wares.

Like Frog’s Leap, his wines are all about the soil, producing classic Bordeaux like varietals.  Frog’s Leap, located in Rutherford is an organic winery that has been using sustainable farming methods long before it became fashionable.  We will sample nine outstanding wines, so get out of the heat and come to our super “cool”, newly remodeled restaurant for some Friday evening fun!

Duckhorn-Frog’s Leap Wine Dinner
With Vintage Imports Lee Kuehn
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Friday, August 26, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. 

$109 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity  

DUCKHORN NAPA SAUVIGNON BLANC’09

BUTTER BRAISED LOBSTER TAIL
With chilled Carrot Bisque, Napa-Fennel Slaw and Chili Crème Fraiche

FROG’S LEAP NAPA CHARDONNAY’09
DUCKHORN RUSSIAN RIVER “MIGRATION” CHARDONNAY’09

SEAFOOD RISOTTO “CROQUETTE”
Baby Shrimp, steamed Clams and Oysters in a crisp Risotto Cake
with Sweet Corn Broth, Pepper Coulis and Parmesan

FROG’S LEAP NAPA MERLOT’08
DUCKHORN NAPA MERLOT’08

VEAL SCALLOPINE
Pan sautéed and served with Spinach Gnocchi tossed with Prosciutto,
Chanterelles, charred Tomatoes and Tomato-Vodka Cream

DUCKHORN NAPA “DECOY” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’09
FROG’S LEAP NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’08
DUCKHORN NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’07

FILET MIGNON
With Truffle Whipped Potatoes, Artichoke & Spinach stuffed Tomato,
Morel Demi-Glaze and Red Wine braised Cremini Mushrooms

FROG’S LEAP NAPA LE GRENOUILLE ROUGANTO ROSE’10

CRÈME BRULEE
With fresh Berries

Bouchaine Wine Dinner – August 17

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Join us for a special Wine Dinner featuring the wines from Bouchaine Winery.  Located in Southern Napa, Bouchaine is the oldest winery in the Carneros Region – with vines planted in the mid 1800’s!  Owned and operated by Beringer, this winery was purchased by Garret & Tatiana Copeland in 1981 and they completely renovated the winery in 1995. Michael Richmond, the founder of Acacia Winery is their winemaker and he works his magic particularly with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.

Bouchaine Special Wine Dinner
With Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager Donna Cresse
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 – 6:30 p.m.

$99 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity  

BOUCHAINE NAPA “ESTATE” CHARDONNAY’08

LOBSTER “GRILLED CHEESE”
Tender Lobster Tail grilled with Boursin, Mascarpone & Manchego on Tuscan Bread.  Served with Tomato Basil Bisque and crisp Arugula

BOUCHAINE NAPA “CARNEROS” PINOT NOIR’07

ROAST QUAIL
Served over an Apple-Oat Griddle Cake with Cherry Chipotle Glaze,
Pancetta Marmalade & braised Swiss Chard

BOUCHAINE NAPA “ESTATE” PINOT NOIR’07

DUCK CONFIT TART
With Cauliflower Puree, Baby Carrots, Alouette-Demi-Glaze and Dijon Cream

BOUCHAINE SONOMA SYRAH’08

LOIN OF LAMB
Roasted with a Honey Bourbon Glaze and served with warm Chickpea Salad,
Apricot-Scallion Cream and Strawberry Balsamic “Jam”  

BOUCHAINE CHARDONNAY BOUCHE d’OR’09

APPLE NAPOLEON
Cinnamon spiced Apples layered with Pastry Cream,
sweet Dough Crisps, Caramel and Whipped Cream