DANA ESTATES Wine Dinner – April 24 7pm

We are truly honored to be able to announce that our great friend Pete Perry, general manager of Dana Estates, will be coming in from Napa Valley to host a DANA wine dinner on April 24. Often I am asked about my favorite wines, and it is almost impossible to pick a favorite, but last year’s DANA Lotus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, was the single greatest wine I have ever had from the new world. It ranks as one of the ten greatest wines I have ever had. It is just that good. Dana wines are also harder to find than an albino unicorn drinking from the fountain of youth. Ultra-high levels of quality lead to miniscule production numbers (often less than 100 cases), and ratings typically above 95 points. Last year’s Lotus Vineyard received 100 points from the Wine Advocate (and I think it was under-rated). Dana focus is on ultimate quality from single vineyard Estate wines. Super star winemaker Philippe Mekla crafts the grapes into wines at DANA. Philippe has made wines at Chateau Haut Brion, Badia a Coltibuono, Dominus, Chateau Petrus, Bryant Family, Seavey, Vineyard 29 (who are graciously providing us with their amazing Sauvignon Blanc for the dinner, rarely seen outside of the winery), and his own label Metisse. This will be an event you will never forget. The wines are expensive, but four wines and a five course dinner are still less than what a single bottle of Dana will cost you (if you could find one) Two words… Worth It! Please join us for this extraordinary event!

– Amuse –
seared ahi with watermelon and green tea-miso

– First Course –
cream of artichoke soup with armagnac and toasted hazelnuts
Vineyard 29 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

– Second Course –
new zealand king salmon medallion wrapped in aged serrano ham
and pan-seared served on a bed of pan wilted baby spinach with
portabella mushroom-red wine broth
Dana Estates Helms Vineyard 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford, Napa Valley

– Third Course –
locally-raised lamb rack pan-seared with aromatic spices served on a bed of parsley pesto couscous finished with chive oil and roasted red pepper coulis
Dana Estates Hershey Vineyard 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

– Entree –
locally-raised american bison filet mignon pan-seared with a honeycomb-cabernet glaze, finished with fresh morel mushroom “rings” spring onions, roasted red pepper coulis and chive oil. served on a bed of parsnip and yukon gold potato puree with grilled asparagus
Dana Estates Lotus Vineyard 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

– Dessert –
Dessert Trio – lemon meringue beehive, chocolate pots de creme with
orange-scented whipped cream, and citrus financier with fresh raspberries

Dana Wine Dinner will be limited to twenty four guests
198- per guest

Reservations Only

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