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Australia’s First Drop Winery Dinner – March 23

Australia’s First Drop Winery Dinner – March 23

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We are excited to sponsor the PA debut of First Drop Winery on Friday, March 23! John Retsas, owner of First Drop will host and present the wines! I knew little about First Drop when these wines were introduced, however, after researching the vineyard’s “passion for life, fun and flavor and a life long commitment to making kick arse booze” it piqued my interest.

After Maggie and I brought and sampled the “94” rated “Fat of the Land” over a great dinner at Arlecchino’s, I knew this was a dinner that we had to do! Great Barossa Shiraz can pair well with Chef Jonathan’s wonderful Italian cuisine!

So, come try these well made wines paired with our cusine and meet a charismatic Australian whose wines are receiving international acclaim!

“First Drop”
Special Wine Dinner
 
With John Retsas, Owner
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Friday, March 23, 2012 – 6:30 PM
$99 per person excluding Tax & Gratuity
   

FIRST DROP BAROSSA VALLEY “BELLA COPPIA” ARNEIS’07

MUSTARD BRAISED PORK BELLY
Served over Brioche with Sun-Dried Cranberry Glaze,
Arugula, Honey Butter and toasted Macadamia

FIRST DROP BAROSSA VALLEY “MOTHER’S MILK” SHIRAZ’09

BEEF CHEEK RAVIOLI
Beef Cheeks, Boursin, Ricotta, Parmesan, Herbs in homemade Pasta
with grilled Squash, Oxtail Broth and Roast Pepper Coulis

FIRST DROP BAROSSA VALLEY
“MOTHER’S RUIN” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’09

VENISON LOIN
Roasted and served with grilled Zucchini Bread,
Sausage-Fennel Ragout, Paprika Butter and White Raisins

FIRST DROP BAROSSA VALLEY
“HALF & HALF” SHIRAZ/MONASTRELL’09

FIRST DROP BAROSSA VALLEY
“FAT OF THE LAND” SEPPELTSFIELD SHIRAZ’06

BRAISED SHORT RIBS
Served with Chorizo, Cemeni Mushrooms, Fingerling Potatoes,
Pan Jus Reduction, Roast Corn-Pepper Cream and charred Tomato.

ELIO PERRONE BIGARO’10

LEMON MOUSSE CAKE