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Best of California Wine Dinner Tonight!

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Tonight is our “Best of California” Wine Dinner showing the wines from the outstanding portfolio of Vintage Imports.  We will be sampling wines from Monterey, the Central Coast, Russian River Valley, Napa Valley and Paso Robles with three courses of wine comparisons.   Lee Kuehn will be Vintage’s expert host for this great evening! Hope to see everyone here!

“VINTAGE IMPORTS”
“BEST OF CALIFORNIA” WINE DINNER

With Vintage Import’s Lee Kuehn
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Friday, March 12, 2009 – 6:30 PM
$109 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity
BOGLE CALIFORNIASAUVIGNON BLANC’08

LOBSTER & CLAM CHOWDER
With Smoked Salmon Pancetta Croquette, Red Pepper Coulis and Manchego Cheese

SAMANTHA STARR MONTEREY”RESERVE” CHARDONNAY’07
TALBOTT MONTEREY”KALI HART” CHARDONNAY’08

SEA BASS
Broiled and served with grilled Vegetable Relish,
Sweet Pea-Ricotta Puree & Smoked Tomato Cream

CALERA CENTRAL COASTPINOT NOIR’07
HANSEL RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY”CAHILL LANE” PINOT NOIR’0
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ROAST VENISON
Honey & Oat Crusted and served with Cider braised Cabbage,
grilled Corn Pudding, Pinot Noir Reduction and toasted Walnuts

FRANK FAMILY NAPACABERNET SAUVIGNON’06
CADE NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON “CUVEE NAPA”‘06

FILET MIGNON
Caramelized Onion Brioche crusted Filet  with Dijon Crushed Potatoes,
Broccoli with Parmesan Cream and Mushroom Demi Glaze.

EOS ESTATE PASO ROBLES “TEARS OF DEW” MOSCATO’08

LEMON CHIFFON CAKE
With Caramel Apple and Crème Englaise With sweet Mascarpone and Caramel Glaze



Best of California Wine Dinner- March 12

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Please join us on Friday, March 12 for our “Best of California” Wine Dinner showing the wines from the outstanding portfolio of Vintage Imports.  We will be sampling wines from Monterey, the Central Coast, Russian River Valley, Napa Valley and Paso Robles with three courses of wine comparisons.  Most of our offerings this evening are expensive and highly rated.   Talbott’s Kali Hart Chardonnay is a rated 90 points and has become the favorite wine by the glass sold at The Carlton.  Hansel’s Cahill Lane is a small production Pinot Noir that sells for $47 in Pennsylvania and has been rated “93” by Stephen Tanzer.  The Cabernet course with Frank Family Vineyards ($49 in PA.) and the “91” rated Cade Cuvee Napa ($68 in PA) should be a blockbuster comparison.  Lee Kuehn will be Vintage’s expert host for this great evening! Please call us to make your reservations.

“VINTAGE IMPORTS”
“BEST OF CALIFORNIA” WINE DINNER
With Vintage Import’s Lee Kuehn
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Friday, March 12, 2009 – 6:30 PM
$109 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity

BOGLE CALIFORNIASAUVIGNON BLANC’08

LOBSTER & CLAM CHOWDER
With Smoked Salmon Pancetta Croquette, Red Pepper Coulis and Manchego Cheese

SAMANTHA STARR MONTEREY”RESERVE” CHARDONNAY’07
TALBOTT MONTEREY”KALI HART” CHARDONNAY’08

SEA BASS
Broiled and served with grilled Vegetable Relish,
Sweet Pea-Ricotta Puree & Smoked Tomato Cream

CALERA CENTRAL COASTPINOT NOIR’07
HANSEL RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY”CAHILL LANE” PINOT NOIR’07

ROAST VENISON
Honey & Oat Crusted and served with Cider braised Cabbage,
grilled Corn Pudding, Pinot Noir Reduction and toasted Walnuts

FRANK FAMILY NAPACABERNET SAUVIGNON’06
CADE NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON “CUVEE NAPA”’06

FILET MIGNON
Caramelized Onion Brioche crusted Filet  with Dijon Crushed Potatoes,
Broccoli with Parmesan Cream and Mushroom Demi Glaze.

EOS ESTATE PASO ROBLES “TEARS OF DEW” MOSCATO’08

LEMON CHIFFON CAKE
With Caramel Apple and Crème Englaise
With sweet Mascarpone and Caramel Glaze

Best of California Wine Dinner

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Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh Post-GazettePlease join us on Tuesday, December 1 for a “Best of California” Wine Dinner with a very special twist.   Some of my favorite wines – including Talbott’s “Kali Hart” Chardonnay, Duckhorn’s Golden Eye Pinot Noir and Caymus Special Select Cabernet (rated 95) will be enjoyed around five outstanding courses!  The twist will be welcoming Post-Gazette columnist and “The Paris of Appalachia” author Brian O’Neill as our special host!  Brian’s literary talent is regularly on display on the second page of the Post Gazette.  His recent book has received much critical acclaim and is a must read for anyone that loves Pittsburgh or enjoys his prose!  All attendees will receive their own copy of the book (a $17 value) and more will be available to purchase for holiday gifts!

“BEST OF CALIFORNIA” WINE DINNER
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 – 6:30p.m.
With Brian O’Neill, Post-Gazette columnist &
Author of “THE PARIS OF APPALACHIA”

Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
$109 per person excluding Tax & Gratuity

FORTRESS LAKE COUNTYSAUVIGNON BLANC’07

SHELLFISH COCKTAIL
Chilled Chardonnay poached Lobster, Shrimp and Sea Scallop
with Citrus Orzo Salad, Cranberry Cocktail Sauce and Lemon Zest

TALBOTT MONTEREY “KALI HART” CHARDONNAY’08

SEA BASS
Pan seared and served over Garlic-Herb Flatbread
with Balsamic tossed Arugula, Tomato Basil Butter and Crab Relish

TARRICA MONTEREY PINOT NOIR’07
DUCKHORN ANDERSON VALLEY “GOLDEN EYE”’06

VENISON LOIN
Oven roasted and served with a sweet Chorizo Corn Cake, whipped Acorn Squash,
cracked Pepper-Bourbon Glaze and crumbled Blue Cheese

BEAULIEU VINEYARD NAPA “TAPESTRY RESERVE”’05
KENDALL JACKSON “SPECIAL SELECT” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’05
CAYMUS NAPA “SPECIAL SELECT” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’05

FILET MIGNON
Served with creamy Fingerling Potatoes,
Veal stuffed Cremini Mushrooms, Rosemary Demi-Glace and fresh Thyme

EBERLE MUSCAT CANELLI’08

FRESH BERRY-BUTTER PECAN SHORTCAKE
Homemade Shortcake topped with fresh Berries, Butter Pecan Mousse and Triple Berry Syrup