Chilean wine dinner 2/25/10

Last night we had a packed house for our monthly wine dinner series with Rio Hill Wine & Gourmet. This month we featured the wines of Vina Siegel of Palmilla, Chile. We were joined by Alberto Siegel Jr. who is visiting the States to promote his wines here on the East Coast and in California. It was a treat to serve the foods of his homeland paired with his family’s wines…


“Arepas con Escabeche”, Crucero Sauvignon Blanc 2009


“Cazuela de Ave”, Crucero Reserva Chardonnay 2209


“Pastel de Yuca”, Crucero Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Crucero Carmenere 2007


Brie de Meaux, Le Chevrot, Rosso di Langa, Campo de Mantalban, Vella Dry Jack Sonoma County, Point Reyes Blue, Quince, Figs, Pears, Walnuts,Gran Crucero Limited Edition 2006

Be sure to join us next month for our “Know Your Local Farmer Dinner” on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm. We will be joined by Double H, Polyface, Rag Mountain Trout, and Harvest Thyme Herb  farms for a unique and special evening of food, wine and conversation as our favorite group of farmers tell us their stories from the front lines of the local food movement. Don’t miss it…

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beef, shortrib perogie, onion puree, celery root gratin

a great little starch garnish for our beef dish…

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wine dinner 1/28/10

pics from our recent event with doug hotz of rio hill wine & gourmet

lobster, avocado, blood orange, macadamia nuts, lime, cilantro Santa Barbara Winery Chardonnay 2007

truffled wild mushroom risotto, chevre cream 

Annabella Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

slow-cooked beef short ribs, fondant potato, celery root

Ancient Peaks Zinfandel 2007
Cline Ancient Vines Mouvedre 2007

carrot cake, mascarpone cream cheese icing, carrot sorbet

Quady Elysium Black Muscat 2008

upcoming events include:

Chilean Wine Dinner February 25, 6:30 pm. 4 courses, 5 wines, $60 all-inclusive

Know Your Local Farmer Dinner, featuring Double H, Polyface, Rag Mountain Trout, and Harvest Thyme Herb Farms. March 20, 6:00 pm. 5 courses, 6 wines, $75 all-inclusive.

Call Doug at Rio Hill Wine, 434-295-8466, for reservations

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