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OCTOBER

Super Tuscans
Tuesday October 1  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Tuscany is known for its classics, such as Chianti, Brunello, Vino Nobile and other great wines. The Super Tuscan movement was borne out of the desire to think outside of the box of Tuscan wine culture, and innovate with the blending of " Other" grape varieties with the local, indigenous offerings. or to produce wines entirely from these newly imported grapes. Tonite we will explore the new releases.
1st Course: Seared Scallops, Butternut Squash Puree with Ginger and Roasted Garlic, Cashew Gremolata, White Balsamic Reduction; Super Tuscan White, Carpineto 2018;
2nd Course: Duck Salami Crostino, Arugula Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper, Shaved Piave Cheese, Grilled Sourdough; Super Tuscan, Tenuta Sassoregale 2017;
3rd Course: Pork Cheek Ragu, Tomato, Sage, Clove, Casarecce Pasta; Super Tuscan, Al Poggio, Piccini 2015 & Super Tuscan, Campaccio, Terrabianca 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Oktoberfest - An adventure in Traditional Wine & Beer of Germany
Wednesday October 2  •  7-9pm  •  $77
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Germany has been long known for their celebration, Oktoberfest. A celebration rooted in history as a marriage celebration, it is used around the world often as a harvest celebration and often just an easy excuse to imbibe. Tonight our class will explore some traditional beers and wines paired with a sampling of traditional and non-traditional German fare. Additional beer details will follow.
1st Course: Arugula and Honey Crisp Apple Salad, Birchrun Blue Cheese, German Speck, Mustard Vinaigrette; Louis Guntrum Dry Riesling (Rheinhessen) 2017;
2nd Course: Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Spring Roll, Dill Sour Cream, Julienned Scallion and Carrot; Louis Guntrum Royal Blue Riesling (Rheinhessen) 2018;
3rd Course: Bavarian Pot Roast, Red Wine and Vinegar Braised Short Rib, German Potato Salad, Sauteed Greens; Becker Estate Pinot Noir (Pfalz) 2014 & Zillinger Cabernet Sauvignon (Niederostereich) 2015;
Dessert: Black Forrest Cake.



Lobster & Chardonnay
Thursday October 3  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

These two go hand in hand like love & marriage.
1st Course: Lobster Salad, House made Mayonnaise, Tarragon, Chives, Lemon Zest, Fresh Russet Potato Chips; Macon Lugny, Les Charmes 2017, Burgundy, France;
2nd Course: Lobster Mac and Cheese, Casarecce Pasta, Smoked Gouda, Cheddar, Parmesan, Herbed Panko Bread Crumbs; Chardonnay, Robert Hall 2017, Central Coast, CA;
3rd Course: Baked Lobster Tail, Creamy Arugula Puree, Honey Roasted Baby Carrots, Beurre Blanc; Chardonnay, Joseph Carr 2017, Russian River, CA & Chardonnay, Fess Parker 2018, Santa Barbara, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Wines of Mendoza Argentina
Tuesday October 8  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Mendoza Province is one of Argentina's most important wine regions, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the country's entire wine production. Come try wines form the high altitudes of the Andes.
1st Course: Sweet Potato, Onion and Gouda filled Empanada, Cilantro Aioli, Toasted Sesame Seeds; Pinot Grigio, Argento 2018;
2nd Course: Chorizo Ragu, Linguine, Fresh Oregano, Provolone Cheese; Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Julia 2017;
3rd Course: Argentine Asado, Grilled Strip Steak, Charred Broccolini and Cherry Tomatoes, Chimichurri; Malbec Reserve, Zuccardi 2016 & Red Blend, Clos de la Siete 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Sunset in Sonoma
Wednesday October 9  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Sonoma, let’s face it, is stunning! Rolling gentle hillsides, green fields, and great wines are what is in store for us tonight. Our experience this evening will showcase this contrasting wine region and highlight the exciting flavors of Sonoma. Tonight, we are joined by Sonoma fan and Sommelier Hudson Austin, Wine Educator of The Wine Merchant.
1st Course: Chilled Corn Soup, Topped with Avocado Salsa, Smoked Paprika, Olive Oil Croutons; Cannonball Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma, CA);
2nd Course: Butter Poached Lobster, Confit Potatoes, Fresh Peas, Red Bell Pepper, Coriander Beurre Blanc; Chalk Hill Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast);
3rd Course: Braised Beef Ragu served over Papardelle tossed in a Burnt Carrot Sauce; Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley) & Sebastiani Zinfandel (Sonoma);
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Steakhouse Night Wine Dinner - Autumn Dinner
Friday October 11  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Steak Houses are the number one most visited restaurant type in the USA and there are so many great options from Outback to Butcher and Singer, our class tonight will sample some of the classic dishes from this great dining option. Paired with our great Steak House cuisine will be classic “Prime Wines” from great regions and producers around the world!
1st Course: Autumn Vegetable Caesar, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Charred Red Cabbage, Classic Caesar Dressing, Parmesan Croutons; Vina Robles Sauvignon Blanc (Paso Robles, CA);
2nd Course: Pan Seared Crab Cake, Caper Beurre Blanc, Grilled Citrus; Lincourt Chardonnay (Santa Rita Hills, CA) 2016;
3rd Course: Blue Cheese Crusted Filet, Sweet Potato Mash, Roasted Pepper Relish, Port Demi Glace; Aviary Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA) 2017;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



28th Annual Dilworthtown Wine Festival 2018
Sunday, October 13  •  12-4pm  •  $45
Charity Event for the Chester County Hospital Cancer Program

Uncork A Cure for Cancer. Help us Crush Cancer at the Dilworthtown Inn’s Annual Wine Festival. Join our newsletter for more details as the date approaches. The festival is an afternoon of gourmet cuisine, over 100 varieties of wine, live entertainment, artisan vendors, a silent auction, and show cars. The wine festival benefits The Cancer Center of Chester County and Neighborhood Hospice. More information and tickets will be available mid-September.



Autumn Wines Enjoyed by the Fireplace
Tuesday October 15  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

It is about this time each year, that we can feel a bit of a nip in the air, and the fireplace becomes the place to cozy up, we have chosen the perfect wines for just these occasions.
1st Course: Pumpkin and Wild Rice Soup, Leeks, Dry Sherry, Thyme Oil, Rye Croutons; Sauvignon Blanc "The Novelist", Cosentino 2017 Napa, CA;
2nd Course: Roasted Broccoli and Shaved Fennel Salad, Lemon Tahini Dressing, Toasted Pine Nuts, Chili Oil; Graves, Chateau de Cruzeau 2015 Bordeaux, France;
3rd Course: Cider Braised Beef Short Ribs, Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Brandied Mushroom Sauce; Cabernet Sauvignon, Katherine Goldschmidt 2017 Alexander Valley, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Porto, Ferriera "Tawny 10 Year" Oporto, Portugal.



Exploration of the Southern Hemisphere
Wednesday October 16  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

The "New World" and the "Old World" often collide in the world of wine, tonight we will take on some of the great regions that straddle the chasam of history in as "Old World" trading posts and wine history that goes back to about the 17th Century. The past ties to Europe in culture and wine are rich and also give way to modern wine makers wanting to make styles reflective of what they see as wine regions wholly apart from the progenitors of the vine. Our task tonight is to savor and enjoy these wines and try and place a perspective on what makes us all too happy to drink these pleasurable wines.
1st Course: Dashi Poached Scallops, Pickled Fresno Chilli, Micro Cilantro, Puffed Rice; Douglas Green Sauvignon Blanc (South Africa) 2018;
2nd Course: Rabbit Fricassee, Bacon, Shallot, Oyster Mushroom, Scallion; Tournon Mathilda Viognier/Marsanne (Victoria, AU) 2015;
3rd Course: Rosemary Crusted Lamb, Ratatouille, Port Wine Demi Glace; Farm to Table Cabernet Sauvignon Australia 2016 & A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Red Blend 2016;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Super Tuscans - REPEAT
Thursday October 17  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Tuscany is known for its classics, such as Chianti, Brunello, Vino Nobile and other great wines. The Super Tuscan movement was borne out of the desire to think outside of the box of Tuscan wine culture, and innovate with the blending of " Other" grape varieties with the local, indigenous offerings. or to produce wines entirely from these newly imported grapes. Tonite we will explore the new releases.
1st Course: Seared Scallops, Butternut Squash Puree with Ginger and Roasted Garlic, Cashew Gremolata, White Balsamic Reduction; Super Tuscan White, Carpineto 2018;
2nd Course: Duck Salami Crostino, Arugula Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper, Shaved Piave Cheese, Grilled Sourdough; Super Tuscan, Tenuta Sassoregale 2017;
3rd Course: Pork Cheek Ragu, Tomato, Sage, Clove, Casarecce Pasta; Super Tuscan, Al Poggio, Piccini 2015 & Super Tuscan, Campaccio, Terrabianca 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Wines of the Silverado Trail: Napa Valley Series
Tuesday October 22  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

The trail began in 1852 and wine production in 1870s. We will visit Staggs Leap and Clos Pegase wineries. Additional wine details will follow.
1st Course: Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Sage Brown Butter, Toasted Walnuts, Parmigianno Reggiano; Chardonnay, Stags Leap 2017;
2nd Course: Spicy Tuna Tartare, Avocado Wasabi Mousse, Micro Basil, Thick Cut Potato Chips; Zinfandel, Buehler 2016;
3rd Course: Steak Diane, Beef Tenderloin Medallions, Whipped Potatoes, Dijon Cognac Jus, Chervil; Merlot, Stags Leap 2016 & Cabernet Sauvignon, Clos Pegase 2015 ;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Autumn Harvest - Fine Wines for Cool Nights
Wednesday October 23  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Autumn marks the transition from Summer to Winter and during which time the days get shorter and the nights get cooler. It is also a time of joy with much abundant harvesting of Fall crops, and the beginning of some wonderful game and produce becoming available. Tonight we celebrate the harvest with some vibrant wines that are selected to highlight the flavors of Chef Foley's creations.
1st Course: Roasted Beet and Delicata Squash Salad, Mixed Baby Greens, Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Pomegranate Dressing; Sean Minor "Four Bears" Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma, CA) 2017;
2nd Course: Crab and Butternut Squash Curry, Coconut Milk, Cardomom Scented Rice, Cilantro; Folktale Chardonnay (Monterey, CA) 2017 & Alias Pinot Noir 2017;
3rd Course: Bison Cottage Pie, Roasted Parsnip, Carrot, Peas, Whipped Potatoes, Fresh Thyme, Tawny Port Gravy; Aviary Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA) 2016;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Ghosts of Dilworthtown: Part 6
Thursday, October 24  •  7-9pm  •  $79
Free Spirit Paranormal Investigators

Enjoy dinner and a presentation from the paranormal investigators. Several investigators found the Inn was active and had some psychic impressions at the Inn and Blue Pear Bistro. We felt a different energy in the basement area; the wine cellar can make you feel uneasy. One felt his arm begin grabbed; another felt like they were being watched. We did have the incident on the 2nd floor of the Inn in which the chairs moved. Another had encountered a peach smell. Upon entering the Blue Pear one sensed what some believe to be residual energy from a time of war when the home was used for soldier care. Another sensed a male’s presence in the “dressing room” down the hall of the kitchen area. The name Harold or Harry came to mind. Join us for dinner to learn more about the investigators findings. Additional wine details will follow.
1st Course: Roasted Jack-O-Latern Soup, Coconut Milk, Smoked Paprika, Fried Shallots, Pepitas, Chives;
2nd Course: Arroz Negro, Squid Ink Rice with Grilled Garlic Shrimp, Cubanelle Peppers;
3rd Course: Pan Seared Filet Mignon, Deviled Potato Mash, Roasted Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Bloody Red Wine Beet Sauce;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Lobster Lovers - Lobster & Sparkling Wines from Around the World
Friday October 25  •  7-9pm  •  $77
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Prosecco is the number one sparkling wine sold in the USA today, but sparkling wines aren’t just about Prosecco. There are Champagne styles, sweeter styles and much more. Tonight we pair these up with the subtle and exquisite flavor of lobster. Tonight’s class with the culinary showing of Chef Kevin Foley and Sommelier Hudson Austin’s pairings is sure to delight!
1st Course: Lobster Bruschetta and Butternut Squash Bruschetta, Olive Oil Ciabatta, Shaved Parmesan, Balsamic Drizzle; Acinum Prosecco (Friuli, IT.) NV;
2nd Course: New England Lobster Chowder, Red Potato, Celery, Corn, Chives, Old Bay Cream; Gruet Cuvee 86 Brut (New Mexico) NV;
3rd Course: Baked Rock Lobster with Panko Herb Crust, Sesame Roasted Baby Carrots, Thai Chili Beurre Blanc; Avinyo Cava Brut Reserva (Penedes, Spain) NV;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Martinolles Blanquette Limoux Ancestrale (Languedoc,FR) NV.



Lobster Lovers - Lobster & Sparkling Wines from Around the World
Wednesday October 30  •  7-9pm  •  $77
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Prosecco is the number one sparkling wine sold in the USA today, but sparkling wines aren’t just about Prosecco. There are Champagne styles, sweeter styles and much more. Tonight we pair these up with the subtle and exquisite flavor of lobster. Tonight’s class with the culinary showing of Chef Kevin Foley and Sommelier Hudson Austin’s pairings is sure to delight!
1st Course: Lobster Bruschetta and Butternut Squash Bruschetta, Olive Oil Ciabatta, Shaved Parmesan, Balsamic Drizzle; Acinum Prosecco (Friuli, IT.) NV;
2nd Course: New England Lobster Chowder, Red Potato, Celery, Corn, Chives, Old Bay Cream; Gruet Cuvee 86 Brut (New Mexico) NV;
3rd Course: Baked Rock Lobster with Panko Herb Crust, Sesame Roasted Baby Carrots, Thai Chili Beurre Blanc; Avinyo Cava Brut Reserva (Penedes, Spain) NV;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Martinolles Blanquette Limoux Ancestrale (Languedoc,FR) NV.

NOVEMBER

Steakhouse Night - South American Inspired
Friday November 1  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Our South American inspired steakhouse night brings the tasty flavors from the sourthern hemisphere. Steak Houses are the number one most visited restaurant type around the world. Our class tonight will sample some of the classic southern hemisphere influenced flavors paired with classic wines!
1st Course: Peruvian Grilled Shrimp and Quinoa Salad, Aji Amarillo, Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado Dressing; Areyna Torrontes (Salta, ARG) 2018;
2nd Course: Braised Beef Empanada, Cumin Spiced Short Rib, Raisins, Onion, Oregano, Smoked Paprika Aioli; Boya Pinot Noir (Leyda, CL) 201;
3rd Course: Charred New York Strip Asado, Roasted Yucca and Poblano Hash, Creamy Green Chimichurri, Fried Shallots; Altosur Malbec (Tupungato, Mendoza, ARG) 2018 & J. Bouchon “Cantosur" Carmenere Blend (Colchagua, CL) 2017;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Seafood with White & Red Burgundy
Tuesday November 5  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Seafood loves Burgundy! Taste what makes this such a great pairing. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Garlic and Lemongrass Mussels, Coconut Red Curry Broth, Grilled Baguette;
2nd Course: Grilled Scallop Skewer, Charred Carrot Puree, Scallion Cream Sauce, Pickled Fresno Chili;
3rd Course: Crispy Skin Arctic Char, Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Swiss Chard, Citrus;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Mastering the Mediterranean
Wednesday November 6  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

The Mediterranean Sea gave life to teaming trade in wine, spice and culture over thousands of years. From the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans many modern wines owe their literal roots to these ancient civilizations. Tonight’s class will explore some of the historic and modern wines from this cauldron of viticulture.
1st Course: Sicilian Arancini, Fried Risotto stuffed with Lemon Ricotta, served over Eggplant and Caper Caponata, Parmigiano Reggiano; MandraRossa Zibibbo (Sicily) 2017;
2nd Course: Spanish Seafood Stew, Poached Shrimp and Bay Scallops, Smoked Paprika, Saffron, Potatoes, Celery, Tomatoes; Can Feixes Blanc Seleccio (Penedes, SP) 2017;
3rd Course: Moroccan Beef Skewer, Harissa Marinated Hanger Steak, Olive Oil Couscous, Herb and Tomato Salad; Musar Jeune Red Musar (Bekka Valley, Leb) 2017 & Recanati Yasmin Red (Galilee, IL) 2017;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Seafood House - By the Bay
Friday November 8  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Seafood House is our homage to the great seafood entres. In this series will we tour around the world with icon seafood dishes and pair them with great wines.
1st Course: Lobster Bisque, Butter Poached Maine Lobster, Tarragon Cream, Brioche Croutons; Sebastiani Chardonnay (North Coast, CA) 2016;
2nd Course: Shrimp Lejon, Wasabi Stuffed Shrimp wrapped in Sweet Soy Bacon, Creamy Sesame Dressing, Cilantro and Scallions; Waterbrook Melange Blanc (Columbia Valley, WA) 2016;
3rd Course: Pan Roasted Jail Island Salmon, Creamy Cauliflower Mash, Charred Haricot Verts, Honey Dijon Beurre Blanc; Rickshaw Pinot Noir (California) 2016 & Vina Robles "The Arborist" (Paso Robles, CA) 2017;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Winemaker Series: Silver Oak
Saturday, November 9  •  7-9pm  •  $125
Winery Representative

Enjoy a tour to this iconic California Winery. Silver Oak is single-minded in the pursuit of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. For 40 years, they have produced delicious and distinctive Cabernets from the Napa Valley and Alexander Valley wineries.
1st Course: Winter Citrus Salad, Goat Cheese, Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Arugula, Sliced Almonds, Honey Vinaigrette; Twomey Sauvignon Blanc (Napa & Sonoma) 2017;
2nd Course: Duck Confit Taco, Toasted Flour Tortilla, White Onion, Cilantro, Raspberry Guajillo Salsa; Twomey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016;
3rd Course: Bangers and Mash, Grilled Game Sausage, Celery Root Mash, Pickled Shallots, Juniper Gravy; Twomey Napa Valley Merlot 2014;
4th Course: Roasted Lamb Chops, Honey Glazed Carrots, Parsnip Puree, Mint Chimichurri; Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 & Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Holiday Season Wines
Tuesday November 12  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

The Winter Holidays are now upon us and celebrating with friends, family and food are going to be part of the routine, maybe even daily. What I hear from so many people are questions about what pairs well with various dishes and what is a great easy drinking party wine. Tonight’s class will pair up some seasonal holiday favorites with some wines that are easily obtainable at your local wine store! Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Shredded Brussel Sprout and Pear Salad, Crispy Pancetta, Goat Cheese, Pecans, Honey Dijon Vinaigrette;
2nd Course: Escarole Soup, Black Pepper Meatballs, Arborio Rice, Chicken Broth, Pecorino Romano;
3rd Course: Cranberry Cornbread Stuffed Turkey Breast, Butternut Squash Potato Mash, Charred Broccolini, Sage Turkey Gravy;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



The Rhone Rangers
Wednesday November 13  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

The Rhone Rangers are an upstart group of California winemakers dedicated to the cultivation and celebration of Rhone varieties grown in California. From the Central Coast to the North of Mendocino these mavericks craft spectacular wines. Tonight is but a small sampling of greatness.
1st Course: Shrimp Pad Thai, Rice Noodles, Bean Sprouts, Thai Basil, Chopped Peanuts; Terre Rouge Viognier (Shenandoah Valley, CA) 2016;
2nd Course: Duck Confit and Frisee Salad, Orange Segments, Shaved Fennel, Bacon Shallot Vinaigrette; Zaca Mesa Syrah (Santa Ynez Valley, CA) 2014;
3rd Course: Blackened New York Strip, Olive Oil Smashed Potatoes, Salsa Verde; Troublemaker Red (Paso Robles) & Vina Robles "The Arborist" 2017;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Steakhouse Night - South American Inspired
Saturday November 16  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Our South American inspired steakhouse night brings the tasty flavors from the sourthern hemisphere. Steak Houses are the number one most visited restaurant type around the world. Our class tonight will sample some of the classic southern hemisphere influenced flavors paired with classic wines!
1st Course: Peruvian Grilled Shrimp and Quinoa Salad, Aji Amarillo, Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado Dressing; Areyna Torrontes (Salta, ARG) 2018;
2nd Course: Braised Beef Empanada, Cumin Spiced Short Rib, Raisins, Onion, Oregano, Smoked Paprika Aioli; Boya Pinot Noir (Leyda, CL) 2015;
3rd Course: Charred New York Strip Asado, Roasted Yucca and Poblano Hash, Creamy Green Chimichurri, Fried Shallots; Altosur Malbec (Tupungato, Mendoza, ARG) 2018 & J. Bouchon “Cantosur" Carmenere Blend (Colchagua, CL) 2017;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



A Tuscany Harvest Dinner
Tuesday November 19  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

The harvest begins in early fall and the countryside is ablaze with color. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Ribollita, Bread and White Bean Soup, Braised Chard, Carrot, Tomato, Parmigiano;
2nd Course: Risotto alla Zucca, Winter Squash Risotto, Goat Cheese, Rosemary Oil;
3rd Course: Braised Beef, White Mushroom Ragu, Sauteed Tuscan Kale, Chianti Demi Glace;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



French Country Dinner - Bistro Cuisine and Classic French Wines
Wednesday November 20  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Paris is known as the city of lights and considered to be among the richest in heritage and lifestyle. Tonight’s class is a tour of taste, exploring the classic bistro scene with a menu plucked right from the Champs-Elysées. Come and feast with wines selected from a region of true bounty. Chef Kevin’s delicious cuisine and Sommelier Hudson Austin’s pairings will be a true delight.
1st Course: Salad Lyonnaise, Frisee, Bacon Lardon, Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette, Poached Egg, Shaved Gruyere; Grand Ballon Sauvignon Blanc (Touraine, Loire, FR) 2018;
2nd Course: Coque Au Vin, Red Wine Braised Chicken Leg, Cremini Mushrooms, Pearl Onions, Carrots, Tarragon; Domaine de Martinolles Pinot Noir (Languedoc, FR) 2018;
3rd Course: Steak Au Poivre, Pepper Crusted Strip Steak, Pomme Puree, Herb Salad, Brandied Peppercorn Sauce; Chateau les Vieux Moulins "Piourette" (Bordeaux, FR) 2016;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Chateau Loupiac-Gaudiet (Sauternes, FR) 2015.



Seafood House - By the Bay
Friday November 22  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Seafood House is our homage to the great seafood entres. In this series will we tour around the world with icon seafood dishes and pair them with great wines.
1st Course: Lobster Bisque, Butter Poached Maine Lobster, Tarragon Cream, Brioche Croutons; Sebastiani Chardonnay (North Coast, CA) 2016;
2nd Course: Shrimp Lejon, Wasabi Stuffed Shrimp wrapped in Sweet Soy Bacon, Creamy Sesame Dressing, Cilantro and Scallions; Waterbrook Melange Blanc (Columbia Valley, WA) 2016;
3rd Course: Pan Roasted Jail Island Salmon, Creamy Cauliflower Mash, Charred Haricot Verts, Honey Dijon Beurre Blanc; Rickshaw Pinot Noir (California) 2016 & Vina Robles "The Arborist" (Paso Robles, CA) 2017;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Steakhouse Night - South American Inspired
Saturday November 23  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Our South American inspired steakhouse night brings the tasty flavors from the sourthern hemisphere. Steak Houses are the number one most visited restaurant type around the world. Our class tonight will sample some of the classic southern hemisphere influenced flavors paired with classic wines!
1st Course: Peruvian Grilled Shrimp and Quinoa Salad, Aji Amarillo, Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado Dressing; Areyna Torrontes (Salta, ARG) 2018;
2nd Course: Braised Beef Empanada, Cumin Spiced Short Rib, Raisins, Onion, Oregano, Smoked Paprika Aioli; Boya Pinot Noir (Leyda, CL) 2015;
3rd Course: Charred New York Strip Asado, Roasted Yucca and Poblano Hash, Creamy Green Chimichurri, Fried Shallots; Altosur Malbec (Tupungato, Mendoza, ARG) 2018 & J. Bouchon “Cantosur" Carmenere Blend (Colchagua, CL) 2017;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon Surf 'N Turf
Tuesday November 26  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Join our holiday week traditions - this is a perfect dinner if you are having turkey on Thanksgiving. Interestingly, Chardonnay and cabernet are not normally included at the Thanksgiving table, as other varietals seem to pair as well, so we have featured them for a unique combination. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Cornmeal Crusted Scallops, Creamed Swiss Chard, Pickled Fresno Chilis, Honey Dijon Drizzle;
2nd Course: Petite Bison Meatballs, Romesco Sauce, Parsley Pistou, Manchego Cheese;
3rd Course: Braised Beef Shortrib and Crab Cake Duet, Green Bean Potato Hash, Rib Reduction, Dijon Cream Sauce;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Champagne, Lobster and Caviar
Wednesday November 27  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Join our holiday week traditions - Food is among the most hedonistic of pleasures; tonight’s class will sample some of those delights. From great pairings such as lobster and sparkling wine we get such a special feeling when we experience amazing pairings.
1st Course: Rosti and Caviar, Pan Fried Potato Cake, Hickory Smoked Trout Roe, Lemon Crème Fraiche, Dill and Parsley; Acinum Prosecco (Friuli, IT) NV;
2nd Course: Lobster Arancini, Panko Fried Risotto Ball stuffed with Lobster and Parmesan, Tomato Cream Sauce, Basil Oil; Days of Youth “The Diver” Brut Rose (California) NV;
3rd Course: Steamed Lobster Tail topped with White Sturgeon Caviar, Whipped Parsnips, Sauteed Haricot Verts, Drawn Butter; Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique (Champagne, FR) NV;
Dessert: Chef's Creation Marenco "Strev" Moscato d'Asti (Piedmont, IT) 2018.



Steakhouse Night - South American Inspired
Friday November 29  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Our South American inspired steakhouse night brings the tasty flavors from the sourthern hemisphere. Steak Houses are the number one most visited restaurant type around the world. Our class tonight will sample some of the classic southern hemisphere influenced flavors paired with classic wines!
1st Course: Peruvian Grilled Shrimp and Quinoa Salad, Aji Amarillo, Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado Dressing; Areyna Torrontes (Salta, ARG) 2018;
2nd Course: Braised Beef Empanada, Cumin Spiced Short Rib, Raisins, Onion, Oregano, Smoked Paprika Aioli; Boya Pinot Noir (Leyda, CL) 2015;
3rd Course: Charred New York Strip Asado, Roasted Yucca and Poblano Hash, Creamy Green Chimichurri, Fried Shallots; Altosur Malbec (Tupungato, Mendoza, ARG) 2018 & J. Bouchon “Cantosur" Carmenere Blend (Colchagua, CL) 2017;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.

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