SPECIAL WINE DINNER
Hosted by Founder Count Agoston Haraszthy
(played by character actor George Webber)
Culinary offerings by Executive Chef Simon DeJohn
Friday, July 26, 2013 – 6:30 PM
$99 per person excluding Tax & Gratuity
BUENA VISTA SONOMA CHARDONNAY-SAUVIGNON BLANC’12
WATERMELON & CRAB GAZPACHO
With Bell Pepper Confetti & spicy Almond Crème
BUENA VISTA CARNEROS CHARDONNAY’11
LOBSTER & MANGO STUFFED SQUASH
Maine Lobster Tail, Summer Squash, Mixed Micro Greens, Lemon Tarragon Mignonette
BUENA VISTA SONOMA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’11
BUENA VISTA SONOMA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’12
BRAISED SHORT RIBS
Served over Three Beet Risotto with Port marinated Morels,
Carrot Ribbons, Italian style Salsa Verde
BUENA VISTA SONOMA “THE COUNT”’08
LAMB CREPES “MANICOTTI”
Pulled Roasted Lamb Shanks and Goat Cheese rolled in a Spinach Crepe
with Sweet Pepper Puree, spicy Tomato Compote and fresh Chervil.
GRILLED PEACH MOUSSE
Brown sugar glazed Peach with White Chocolate Mousse, salted Pistachio, Citrus Zest
In an interview with yumsugar.com, Ray Isle – executive editor of Food & Wine Magazine – discusses what’s trending this year in grapes and regions in addition to where you can get the most bang for your buck.
Right now, Isle said that Riesling seems to be the wine of the moment. “It’s going gangbusters.” He’s also keeping a look out for what the next Riesling may be. His call is Muscadet. Also hot right now is Beaujolais – especially Cru Beaujolais.
Isle talked about another trend in California called the small producer movement where younger producers are “making unusual grape varieties.” These varieties “aren’t like the cult Cabernets of the past that sold out,” Isle said. These wines can be shipped, but are much easier to get if you live in California.
Isle’s advice for “bang for your buck” is a wine mostly thought of as extremely high end- Bordeaux. He explains that the affordable Bordeaux varieties never used to be good, but now you can get “some spectacular wines” for $25 per bottle.
If you’re not a complete wine guru (it’s O.K., we won’t tell), you’ll love this info-graphic we found on Popsci by artist Sean Seidell. It visually maps out 20 white wines with 20 flavors according to their level of dryness. Check it out by clicking the photo below – consider it a white wine cheat sheet!