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Joe Barsotti Selections Wine Dinner – Nov. 11

Joe Barsotti Selections Wine Dinner – Nov. 11

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Join us Thursday, November 11 for a wine dinner featuring Joe Barsotti selections including two from another “Pittsburgher” who is following his dream of becoming a Napa Valley Winemaker – Nick Floulis!

Born in Pittsburgh, Nick attended Pittsburgh Culinary Institute and was a Manager at the Original Fish Market.  His family owns Zorba on Smithfield Street!  After a stint working at St. Supéry Winery, Nick is now producing a high-end Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley under the label of Pushback!  Nick is considered one of the hot young winemakers in Napa Valley!  In addition to Nick’s delicious wines, we will be sampling a “93” rated Chardonnay from Robert Young and two delicious “organic” Zinfandels from Joe Barsotti’s impressive portfolio!  It will certainly be interesting hearing about Nick’s journey and the challenges he has faced in Napa to produce wines under his own label!

“JOE BARSOTTI SELECTIONS”
SPECIAL WINE DINNER

With Pushback’s Nick Floulis & Joe Barsotti
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Thursday, November 11, 2010 – 6:30 PM
$99 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity

PUSHBACK NAPA SAUVIGNON BLANC’09

LUMP CRAB SALAD
With local Greens, Pear, Apple, Walnut Vinaigrette, Chevre & Sun dried Cherries

ROBERT YOUNG ALEXANDER VALLEY “ESTATE” CHARDONNAY’07

BUTTER BRAISED LOBSTER TAIL
With Root Vegetable Puree, Brie-Manchego Cream and Hazelnut Pesto

PRESTON FARM & WINERY DRY CREEK ZINFANDEL’08
X WINERY LAKE COUNTY “NOVA VINEYARD”

ORGANIC ZINFANDEL’08

SEARED DUCK BREAST
Served over a Pumpkin-Oat Pancake with Poached Pear-Watercress Salad,

Apricot Plum Glaze and toasted Almonds

PUSHBACK NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’07

TENDERLOIN OF BEEF
Herb roasted and served with Serrano Ham & Chevre in Phyllo,
Grilled Baby Squash and Caramelized Onion Demi-Glace

PROVENANCE PORT

CHOCOLATE DECADENCE
With Chocolate Mousse