Oregon Winemaker Dinner at Trumbull Kitchen January 30th

Trumbull Kitchen Is Very Pleased to Present A

WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS

WINEMAKER PAIRING DINNER

Wednesday January 30th  

6:00 reception | 6:30 Seating

Ryan Clifford, Harvest Winemaker at Willamette Valley Vineyards, visits Trumbull Kitchen on January 30th

Founder, Jim Bernau, purchased the Estate site in 1983 and cleared away the old pioneer plum orchard hidden in Scotch broom and blackberry vines. He planted Pinot Noir (Pommard and Wadenswil clones), Chardonnay (Dijon and Espiguette) and Pinot Gris. In the beginning he hand-watered the vines with seventeen lengths of 75′ garden hose.

Willamette Valley Vineyards has come a long way since then.

Today, the stylistic emphasis is on pure varietal fruit characters, with attention to depth, richness of mouthfeel, and balance. The wines are truly a collaborative effort of the entire vineyard and winemaking staff.

Join us at Trumbull Kitchen to meet one of those winemakers and a fabulous dinner, pairing Willamette Valley Vineyards wines with Chef Chris Torla’s menu.

Guest Speaker

Ryan Clifford

Harvest Winemaker / Regional Brand Manager

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Reception

Willamette Pinot Gris, 2017

Smoked Gouda and Apple Crostini

hot honey drizzle

1

Willamette Chardonnay, 2016

Smoked Salmon and Dungeness Crab Napoleon

meyer lemon, bulls’ blood, lemon oil

2

Willamette Elton Pinot Noir, 2014

Charred Salmon Medallions

curried beluga lentil vinaigrette, crisp apple, baby watercress

3

Willamette Estate Pinot Noir, 2016

Sage and Honey Glazed Quail

butternut squash coulis, warm farro salad, pomegranate reduction

Dessert

Willamette WC Rose, 2016

Dried Cherry Tart

toasted pistachios, grilled cantaloupe relish, chantilly cream

$89 Per Person

(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please Call Trumbull Kitchen for Reservations

(860) 493-7412

Napa Valley Wine Dinner with Venge Vineyards – January 30, 2019 at Max Downtown

MAX DOWNTOWN is very pleased to present a winemaker dinner featuring one of Napa Valley’s most storied producers


Kirk Venge – Owner and Winemaker, Venge Vineyards

The Venge family has farmed in Napa Valley for nearly half a century. It is a journey that began when Knud Venge emigrated from Denmark to the United States in the early 1900’s. Knud’s son, Per Venge, found his passion in the wine and spirits industry and started Vencom Imports, focusing on the importation of Western European fine wines and spirits. It was Per’s son, Nils Venge, who left the family business in the 1960’s with a vision to study viticulture at UC Davis and establish the family name as an icon in the winegrowing community.

The family’s viticultural roots flourished in 1976 with the purchase of a 17-acre vineyard in the Oakville District that was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This fortunate development cast the family among the winemaking pioneers of Napa Valley.

Nils’ and Dianna Venge’s son, Kirk Venge, gravitated to winemaking at an early age. He proved to be as talented a winemaker as his father, making wines in his own style, with a vision to build on the family legacy. In 2008, Kirk achieved his lifelong dream and acquired full ownership of Venge Vineyards. Today, Kirk continues the Napa Valley heritage, focusing on select vineyard sites that produce fruit worthy of bearing the Venge family name.

Both traditional and progressive wine production techniques are embraced, and they remain focused on a core belief: only fruit grown from select vineyards that has been handled gently and naturally produces wine worthy of bottling under the Venge family name. We are very excited to pair these wines alongside Chef Chris Sheehan’s menu.

January 30th 2019

6:30 Seating

Course 1

Ora King Salmon Crudo

 Asparagus, Ossetra Caviar, Lemon Brown Butter Crumble

Croix Estate, Chardonnay Narrow Gauge (2016) Russian River Valley

Course 2

Pork Belly Terrine

Sicilian Pistachio, Giardiniera, Violet Mustard

Croix Estate, Pinot Noir Narrow Gauge (2016) Russian River Valley

Course 3

Bone Marrow Potato Gnocchi

Shaved Périgord Truffle, Chive Creme

Venge Vineyards, Scout’s Honor Proprietary Red (2016) Napa Valley

Course 4

Roasted Prime Sirloin

Black Garlic Confit, Charred Onion, Romanesco, Sauce Poivrade

Venge Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon Bone Ash Vineyard (2016) Napa Valley

Cheese

Tête de Moine AOP

Venge Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon Silencieux (2016) Napa Valley

$149 Per Person

(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please Call Max Downtown for Reservations

P: 860.522.2530

or purchase tickets directly by clicking this link

Montinore: A Willamette Valley Winemaker’s Dinner at Max Downtown

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Max Downtown is very pleased to present
A Willamette Valley Wine Dinner
with Rudy Marchesi
Proprietor, President and Winegrower, Montinore Estate

Since 1992, Rudy Marchesi has been an integral part of the growth and operation of Montinore Estate in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. With his initial involvement being to simply promote the wines and the region, this passion eventually grew to overseeing operations and eventually ownership.

We are very pleased to welcome Rudy Marchesi for this fabulous wine and food pairing dinner featuring a menu by Executive Chef Chris Sheehan.

Friday November 18th
6:00pm Reception | 6:30pm Seating

MENU

R E C E P T I O N
Montinore Estate Pinot Gris, 2015
Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

C O U R S E O N E
Montinore Estate Riesling, 2014
Hudson Valley Duck Rillettes
Goat Cheese, Shallot Marmalade, Apple Butter Toast

C O U R S E T W O
Montinore Estate Borealis White Blend, 2015
Nantucket Bay Scallop “Cocktail”
Celery Root, Radish, Uni Remoulade

C O U R S E T H R E E
Montinore Estate Pinot Noir Estate Reserve, 2013
Suckling Pig Presse
Figs, Roasted Beets, Blackberry Jus

C O U R S E F O U R
Montinore Estate Pinot Noir Estate Parson’s Pinnacle, 2014
Creekstone Farm Dry Aged Brisket
Steak Frites, Cheddar Curd, Brussels Sprout Ceasar, Green Peppercorn Gravy

D E S S E R T
Montinore Estate Ruby – A Pinot Noir Solera Port-Style Wine
Pineapple Coffee Cake
Tres Leches Gelato, Macadamia Streusel

$89 Per Person
(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please Call Max Downtown for Reservations
860.522.2530

 

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