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Gary Eberle Wine Dinner – October 11

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On Tuesday, October 11 we welcome back Gary Eberle for his annual dinner at The Carlton featuring his award winning wines from the Eberle Winery in Paso Robles.

A native of our region and a player for Penn State in the 60’s, Gary has enjoyed an outstanding career as the co-founder of the Paso Robles appellation.  For 25 years Eberle has remained one of the highest award winning wineries in the United States – which is amazing when you consider they only produce 25,000 cases each year!  Gary is a great host and we always welcome  his visits!  Please join us to celebrate his success and enjoy the fruits his craft!

Eberle” Special Wine Dinner
With Gary Eberle
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 – 6:30 PM
$99 per person – excluding Tax & Gratuity

First Course

EBERLE PASO ROBLES VIOGNIER’09

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

Second Course

EBERLE PASO ROBLES SANGIOVESE’07

ROULADE OF VEAL TENDERLOIN
Roasted with Shiitake Mushrooms, Red Peppers, Pine Nuts, grated Asiago.
Served with Shrimp Risotto and Herb-Caper Butter

Third Course

EBERLE PASO ROBLES “STEINBECK VINEYARD” SYRAH’09

RASPBERRY GLAZED VENISON LOIN
Served over Whipped Butternut Squash with Bourbon Glaze and Cherry Chutney

Fourth Course

EBERLE PASO ROBLES “STEINBECK & WINE-BUSH VINEYARDS” ZINFANDEL’07

LAMB LOIN
With Pumpkin-Raisin Phyllo Crisps,
Pinenut-Blueberry-Scallion “Jam” & Honey Bourbon Glaze

Dessert 

EBERLE MUSCAT CANELLI’10

LEMON TART
With fresh Berries

West Coast Showdown Wine Dinner – September 30

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On Friday, September 30, Lee Kuehn from Vintage Imports will present a West Coast Showdown!  Each course will feature two outstanding wines – one from a region in California versus a wine from either Washington State or Oregon.  Once again, we have some highly rated wines – five over 90 points – but the real desire is to compare interesting wines that perhaps you’ve never sampled.

Nine distinct wineries are featured!  This is the second recent Wine Dinner conceived during our summer vacation!  Lee, our oldest son who has been doing our home wine inventory since he was 11, was also the host of our recent sold out Duckhorn/Frog’s Leap Wine Dinner.  We are proud of his success in this industry and appreciate that he always brings something interesting to consume with Sunday dinners!

“West Coast Showdown”
Special Wine Dinner

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

 First Course

CALERA CENTRAL COAST CHARDONNAY’10

ADELSHEIM WILLAMETTE VALLEY CHARDONNAY’08  

  SEARED SCALLOP
Served over Brioche Crostini with Tomato-Squash Sauté,
Artichoke Beurre Blanc and crisp Prosciutto

 Second Course

 “J” RUSSIAN RIVER PINOT NOIR’08

PONZI WILLAMETTE VALLEY “TAVOLA VINEYARD” PINOT NOIR’09

 BREAST OF DUCK
Wood grilled and served with spiced Cornbread,
Sun-dried Cherry & Apple Relish, toasted Macadamia and fresh Mint

  Third Course

 BOOKMAKER NAPA “PARLAY”’09

SOOS CREEK HORSE HEAVEN HILLS “CHAMPOUX VINEYARD”’08 

 BRAISED SHORT RIBS
In crisp Pastry with Mushroom Duxelle, Boursin Cheese,
Fingerling Potatoes, Caramelized Onion Pan Jus and Gouda Cream

 Fourth Course 

 CADE NAPA “CUVEE NAPA” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’08

HOGUE WASHINGTON “WAHULKE SLOPE RESERVE”’06

 TENDERLOIN OF BEEF
Oven roasted and served with a Chorizo & Bacon Risotto Cake,
glazed Carrot Chips, Mushroom Compote and Herbed Demi-Glaze

 Dessert  

  MONTEVINA “TERRA d’ORO” ZINFANDEL PORT’08

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Served on Croissant French “Toast” with Banana Caramel Glaze

St. Supéry Wine Dinner – September 23

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Please join us on Friday, September 23 when we sample the delicious wines from St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery! St. Supéry is a Napa Valley Winery that has upscale products that are affordable.

The lineup of these wines is stellar with three wines rated over “90” and 8 Gold Medal winners from various wine competitions.  St.Supéry Sales Manager Nicholas Boissonnau will be the host of this dinner.

“St. Supéry” Special Wine Dinner
With Nicholas Boissonneau – Sales Manager, St. Supéry
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley

Friday, September 23, 2011 – 6:30PM
$99 per person excluding Tax & Gratuity

First Course 

ST. SUPÉRY NAPA SAUVIGNON BLANC’09

CHILLED GRILLED SALMON
Served over local Greens with Crostini,
hard cooked Quail Egg, Capers, Horseradish Vinaigrette & Parmesan

Second Course 

ST. SUPÉRY NAPA VIRTU’09

BUTTER BRAISED LOBSTER
With Whipped Cauliflower, Citrus-Saffron Cream,
Carrot Slaw & Tomato Crème Fraiche

Third Course 

ST. SUPÉRY NAPA MERLOT’07

VEAL LOIN
With Pancetta-Cornbread Stuffing,
Apple-Almond Griddle Cake, sautéed Spinach & Cider Butter

Fourth Course 

ST. SUPÉRY NAPA ELU’05

ST. SUPÉRY NAPA ELU’06

ST. SUPÉRY NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’05

FILET MIGNON
Served with Redskin Twice Baked Potato, grilled Squash,
 Roast Garlic Demi-Glace & Blue Cheese Cream   

Dessert 

ST. SUPÉRY NAPA MOSCATO’09

MIXED BERRY PARFAIT
Fresh Berries & White Chocolate Pastry Cream
in a crisp Cinnamon Phyllo Cup