The Carnegie Museum of Natural History and The Carlton are happy to announce a Wine Dinner featuring the wines from New Zealand’s Brancott Winery on Friday, February 19. Brancott Winery is one of New Zealand’s’ oldest and literally put New Zealand on the world wine Map. They are a sustainable winery that has vineyards in Marlborough, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Canterbury and Otago.
We will feature eight wines – three rated over 90 points – served around of Chef Mark’s creations. This Wine Dinner celebrates the informative and moving exhibit on “Whales” that will be at the Carnegie Museum until this May. Everyone attending this dinner will receive 2 free tickets ($30 value) to see this outstanding exhibit!
In Partnership with Carnegie Museum of Natural History
With Fraser Mackenzie, International Market Manager, Pernod-Ricard
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Friday, February 19, 2009 – 6:30PM
$99 per person excluding Tax & Gratuity
BRANCOTT MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC’08
LOBSTER & CRAB SALAD
Chilled Jumbo Crab & Lobster Tail with Almonds, Grapes and Radish
in a Honey Crème with Organic Greens and Black Currant Syrup
BRANCOTT MARLBOROUGH “RESERVE” SAUVIGNON BLANC’08
BRANCOTT MARLBOROUGH “ESTATE B” SAUVIGNON BLANC’07
BRANCOTT MARLBOROUGH “ESTATE B” SAUVIGNON BLANC’08
PAN ROASTED SALMON
With Apple & Spinach Risotto Cake, Caramelized Onion-Snap Pea Sauté,
Apricot Stilton Cream and Micro Arugula
BRANCOTT “UNOAKED” CHARDONNAY’07
Served over Brioche Crostini with Baby Fennel-Carrot Salad,
Citrus Vinaigrette, Manchego Cheese and Strawberry Balsamic Jam
BRANCOTT MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR VI’08
BRANCOTT MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR “RESERVE”’08
RACK OF LAMB
Spicy Dry rubbed Lamb Rack oven roasted and served with
Wild Mushroom Ragout, Puree of Parsnip, Pinot-Veal Glaze and toasted Pecans
VALLEY OF THE MOON PORT’02
Chocolate Cream stuffed Pastries with Caramel Glaze and Macadamia
I was proud to be recognized by my peers in the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association earlier this week as the “Restaurateur of the Year.” I am sure it was an acknowledgment of our 25 years in downtown Pittsburgh. Those first 25 would not have been possible without your loyal support! Thank you for your patronage!
These are just a few of our favorite
Pittsburgh Penguins Game. You can’t go wrong with a good old hockey game! The Penguins play the Buffalo Sabres at the Mellon Arena, Monday , Feb. 1 at 7:00 p.m. Grab some friends and head to the Carlton Restaurant to cheer on the Penguins with good people, food and drink!
Shop, shop shop. Tis the season for Valentine’s Day Shopping. If you still are wondering what to get your significant other, there are plenty of great sales Downtown to help inspire you, like Macy’s for example, always has a good sale or you could try your luck at Sak Fifth Avenue. If you want to save yourself the trouble, bring your date to the Carlton Restaurant and treat him or her to the most romantic (and delicious!) date in the city!
Rent. This weekend only Rent is playing at the Byham Theater. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this amazing show – tickets are as low as $12! Stop by the Carlton beforehand for a pre-show meal and get a free limo ride over to the Byham!
Superbowl Party. Even though our Steelers aren’t in the Superbowl this year, there’s no reason not to still celebrate! Bring over the family and friends and watch the Colts and Saints battle it out for the Championship Title. There’s really no better way to spend your Sunday!