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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!

“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

Amy’s Army Special Wine Dinner

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Amy’s Army ~ The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ~ The Carlton
Team up for a  5th Wine Dinner – February 26th 2010

The award winning Carlton Restaurant and the culinary  inspirations of Executive Chef Mark Swomley is matched up with 9 very rare and  fine wines in a 3 course feast. Seating is limited to 18 guests, so reserve  your seat early because they will go fast. Net proceeds to be donated to the  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Amy’s Army is proud to be  a Co-sponsor and assist in the quest for a cure and to raise awareness for the  National Marrow Donor Program in the ongoing search for a match.   Cost is $350 per person.

Chateau  Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2006 – WS 94 Release Price  $105
Densely layered, showing peach cobbler,  graham, heather, chamomile, almond and brioche flavors thatglide along the creamy-textured palate, with a long, smoke-tinged finish. Best from 2010  through 2021. –JM

Louis Latour  Corton Charlemagne 2006 – WE 95 Release Price $89
Power, density, huge richness – all the attributes you would  expect from a Corton-Charlemagne. With this being 2006, the ripe tropical  fruits are crispened with acidity which cuts through the impressive opulence  and ripeness.

Kistler “Hyde  Vineyard” Chardonnay 2006 – WA 93-95 Release Price  $70
“Lemon grass, orange blossom,  marmalade, and nectarine characteristics along with notes of buttered citrus,  peach, and wet stones are found in the 2006 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard. A  full-bodied, beautifully textured style suggest this beauty will drink nicely  for 5-7 years.” RP

LOBSTER  TRIO
Butter roasted  Petite Tail with Crab Whipped Potatoes
Lobster &  Caramelized Leek Ravioli with Smoked Tomato Cream
Chilled Lobster  Salad over Napa Slaw with Champagne Vinaigrete

Course  2
Joseph Phelps  Insignia 2002 – WS 96 #1 wine of the year 2005 Release Price  $150
A rich, polished, seductive style with  layers of complexity built around a dense, concentrated mix of currant,  blackberry, plum and exotic mocha- and cedar-scented oak. This mouthcoating  young wine is powerful yet elegant and deftly balanced, finishing with a long,  succulent aftertaste. Best from 2008 through 2014. –JL

M Chapouiter  Ermitage Le Pavillon 1999– WS 92 Release Price $330
A balanced gem. Aromatically reserved and full-bodied, it  unfolds mineral, wet earth and black fruit. Plenty of refined, ripe,  well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Firm finish has a long aftertaste.  Best from 2003 through 2010. –PM

Chateau Lynch  Bages 2000 – WS 96 Release price $125
This  is a superstructured wine with loads of plum, blackberry and licorice.  Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Gorgeous. Tight. Needs  time.–Lynch-Bages non-blind vertical. Best after 2010. –JS

Chateau la  Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape 1998 – WS 90 Release price $35

Juicy and  forward, this is in prime drinking condition, offering dark, alluring plum,  fig, spice and licorice flavors, with a fleshy, structured finish. Drink now  through 2012.. –JM

Banfi Poggio  all’ Oro Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1993 – WS 93 Release Price  $125
This red from Italy is big, chewy and  delicious. Opens with beautiful, multidimensional aromas of ripe berries,  mushrooms and chestnuts, while on the palate, it’s full-bodied and very  velvety, with a long, long, fruity finish. Best after 2002.  –JS

NY STRIP STEAK
Cracked Pepper and Mustard Seed grilled and served  with Roast Pepper & Chorizo Bread Pudding,
Balsamic Glzed Asparagus, Cabernet Demi Glaze and  Maytag Blue Cheese

Course 3

Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2001 – WS 100 #1 wine of  the year 2004 Release Price $80
Like lemon  curd on the nose, turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet,  with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit, yet balanced and  refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is absolutely  mind-blowing. This is the greatest young Sauternes I have ever tasted. Best  after 2010. –JS

WHITE  CHOCOLATE BABANA CRÈME BRULEE
With  Chocolate Glaze Macadamia and Cherry Mint Relish