The Carlton Restaurant

West Coast Showdown Wine Dinner – September 30

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