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Best of Italy Wine Dinner

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Barolo WineOn Wednesday, December 9 (the eve of The Carlton’s 25 birthday) we will welcome Stan “the Wine Man” for the next installment of his “Best of Italy” series featuring great Barolo’s!  This Barolo “blowout” will showcase eight wines that are rated between “91” and “96” points!  Stan’s dinners have been popular for years and it is fitting that he is on hand to take part in our birthday celebration!

“BEST OF ITALY”
“BAROLO” WINE DINNER
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 – 6:30 PM
With Stan “the Wine Man” Lalic

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

ERNESTO PICOLLO GAVI DI GAVI RUGHE’08

TUNA TARTARE
With Almond-Napa Slaw, Rice Wine-Peanut Vinaigrette & Yuzu Jam

SAN BIAGIO BAROLO ROCCHETTIVINO’05
SAN BIAGIO BAROLO PRIA CAPALOT’05
BRUNA GRIMALDI BAROLO VIGNA REYNOLA BADARINA’05

BRAISED SHORT RIBS
Served in Herb Roasted Zucchini with Caramelized Onions,
Carrot-Parsnip Sauté, Pan Jus and Fontinella

SAN BIAGIO BAROLO SORANO’05

VEAL SCALLOPINE
With Brioche-Pancetta Stuffing, Ricotta-Leek Risotto Cake,
Tomato-Herb Reduction, Parmesan Areggiano and grilled Scallions

BERGADANO BAROLO SARMASSA RISERVA’03
GIOVANNI ROGGERO BAROLO RISERVA’03

BEEF WELLINGTON
Beef Tenderloin, Wild Mushrooms & Boursin Cheese roasted in Pastry
and served with Cabernet Glaze and Tomato-Pepper Coulis

LUIGI VIOLA MOSCATO PASSITO’07

APPLE CIDER DONUT
With sweet Mascarpone and Caramel Glaze

This Week’s Wine Wisdom

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Wine and Ham DinnerThe holidays are officially upon us and if you’re looking for the perfect wine to pair your holiday feast with, we’ve got your answer right here!

Whether it’s ham, turkey or something else, this list from About.com is a great little cheat sheet when preparing your dinner this year.

Wines to Serve with Ham

Reds:Beajolais Nouveau , Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Tempranillo
Whites:
Riesling and Gewurztraminer

Wines to Serve with Turkey

Reds: Pinot Noir , Zinfandel , Syrah/Shiraz, Beajolais Nouveau
Whites:
Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Riesling, Gewurztraminer

Wines to Serve with Goose

Reds: Zinfandel , Red Burgundy, Tempranillo
Whites:
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

Wines to Serve with Prime Rib

Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Shiraz, Tempranillo
Whites:
Typically white wines have a difficult time holding up to the bold flavors found in red meats, so while it is possible to enjoy white wines with red meats, it is challenging to find a good match.

Best of California Wine Dinner Tonight

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Kali HartJust a reminder that our Best of California Wine Dinner is tonight starting at 6:30 p.m.  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!  We are excited to welcome Post-Gazette columnist and “The Paris of Appalachia” author Brian O’Neill as our special host!   Click  here for the full dinner menu.