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Staff Appreciation Dinners

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We would like to invite you to one or both of our final two Wine Dinners prior to the beginning of our ambitious summer renovation!  Both of these Friday evening dinners are labeled as Staff Appreciation Dinners because the proceeds will be used to help our valued staff navigate eight difficult weeks of unemployment!

As you know, most of what makes The Carlton special is our people! We are so proud of our dedicated staffand fortunate to have so many team members with us for 10, 15, 20 or even 25 years!  This is a chance for you to say thank you and wish them a good rest!  We are breaking out some real treats from the Cellar accompanied by some of Chef Mark’s creations that have been well received in the past!

“STAFF APPRECIATION” CELLAR WINE DINNER
Friday, June 11, 2010, 6:30 PM

Wine Selections by Kevin Joyce
Culinary offerings by Executive Chef Mark Swomley
$129 per person excluding gratuity

DESANTE NAPASAUVIGNON BLANC’06

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

TALBOTT MONTEREY”KALI HART” CHARDONNAY’08
BERINGER NAPA”PRIVATE RESERVE” CHARDONNAY’07

AUSTRALIAN LOBSTER TAIL
Chardonnay & Citrus roasted and served with Macadamia Crab Slaw,
Caviar and Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

CROSSINGS MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR’08
CAMBRIA SANTA MARIA “JULIA’S VINEYARD” PINOT NOIR’06

VENISON LOIN
Oven roasted and served with a sweet Corn Cake Griddle Cakes,
Fennel-Sausage Ragout, Smoked Paprika Butter & crisp Arugula

CHATEAU ST. JEAN “CINQ CEPAGES” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’96
CHATEAU ST. JEAN “CINQ CEPAGES” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’97
CHATEAU ST. JEAN “CINQ CEPAGES” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’99

TENDERLOIN ROULADE
Tender Filet stuffed with Roast Pepper, Spinach & Asiago.  Served with
Truffle Roasted Potatoes, Vegetable Ratatouille and Red Wine Glaze

COVEY RUN YAKIMASEMILLON ICE WINE’06

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

“STAFF APPRECIATION” CELLAR WINE DINNER
Friday, June 18, 2010, 6:30 PM

Wine Selections by Kevin Joyce
Culinary inspirations by Executive Chef Mark Swomley
$129 per person excluding gratuity

SAVION VOUVRAY LOIRECHENIN BLANC’08

SMOKED SALMON BLT
Smoked Salmon layered on toasted Brioche with Sun-dried Tomato Aioli,
Panchetta, and Arugula. Served with Potato Gaufrette and grated Parmesan

RAMEY SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY’05
FRANK FAMILY NAPA CHARDONNAY’08

CRAB STUFFED SHRIMP
Oven roasted and served over Tomato-Artichoke Risotto with Spinach & grilled
quash Sauté, Cracked Mustard Beurre Blanc and Herb Crème Fraiche

TURNBULL OAKVILLE NAPA MERLOT’06
BERINGER HOWELL MOUNTAIN BANCROFT RANCH
“PRIVATE RESERVE” MERLOT’97

BRAISED SHORT RIBS
Served with Ricotta Gnocchi tossed with Tomato Cream, Roast Asparagus,
Cremini Mushrooms, Pan Jus, Manchego Cheese and Black Truffle

CHATEAU MARGAUX’81
RAYMOND NAPA “PRIVATE RESERVE” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’99
GEYSER PEAK ALEXANDER “WALKING TREE”
CABERNET SAUVIGNON’05

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

CAMBRIA SANTA MARIA”LATE HARVEST” VIOGNIER’08

LEMON TART
With fresh Berries

Best of Italy Wine Dinner Tonight

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We turn our attention to Italy tonight when Roland Marandino, the Wine Ambassador for Cecchi Winery and Sartori Winery visits The Carlton Restaurant to present a “Best of Italy” Wine Dinner.  It is always fun to pair wines with Italian offerings because Italian wines are built for the table – complementing the cuisine.

We have three wines rated over ’90” points including a blockbuster Amarone/Chianti comparison course.  This is an evening that will please the palate and Roland is sure to entertain and educate you about the world of Italian Wine!  Hope to see you here for a wonderful time out in Pittsburgh!

“BEST OF ITALY” WINE DINNER

With Roland Marandino, Wine Ambassador for Cecchi & Sartori
Culinary selections by Executive Chef Mark Swomley
Thursday, April 15, 2010, 6:30 PM
$99 per person excluding gratuity

SARTORI FERDI BIANCO VERONESE’07

KIWI GLAZED STUFFED SHRIMP
With Mascarpone-Ricotta Figs, Micro Green Salad,
Champagne Vinaigrette and Macadamia

CECCHI MORELLINO di SCANSANO RISERVA’05

GRILLED WILD MUSHROOMS
Served over Root Vegetable Strudel with crisp Pancetta,
Sherry Butter and Parmesan Arregiano

SARTORI REGOLO ROSSA VERONESE’05

VEAL RAGOUT
Slowly braised Veal, Plum Tomatoes, Spring Vegetables & Chorizo over Caccereccia Pasta with Fontinella and Dijon Cream.

SARTORI AMARONE CORTE BRA’03
CECCHI CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA di FAMILGIA’06

TENDERLOIN BRUSCHETTA
Peppercorn crusted Tenderloin served over grilled Crostini with Arugula, Balsamic, Roma Tomatoes and fresh Mozzarella

SARTORI RECIOTO di SOAVE VERONESE

PANNA COTTA
With Balsamic Strawberries & sugared Tuille

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