Ladera Wine Dinner – February 22

LADERA WINE DINNER – Tuesday, February 22 7pm

Ladera Vineyards is the home of estate grown hillside Cabernet Sauvignon focused on two vineyard designated wines, at opposite ends of the Napa Valley. Their terrains and their histories are very different. Lone Canyon Vineyard on the flank of Mt. Veeder ranges in altitude up to 1,100 feet; some areas are so rugged and steep it’s difficult to stand upright. Ladera’s Howell Mountain property ranges in altitude from 1,600-1,800 feet set on a broad ridge of the mountain high above the Napa Valley floor. Our name reminds us of the virtue they share- both produce the distinctly intense fruit of well-drained mountain vineyards. Behind these fine wines is their historic 1886 restored and renovated stone winery.

– Menu –

– Amuse Bouche –
sweet pea and spinach soup with crème fraiche and american sturgeon caviar

– Appetizer –
coriander-crusted alaskan halibut pan-seared and served on a bed of lemon risotto and pan-wilted baby arugula
Ladera Howell Mt. Sauvignon Blanc

– Starter –
duck confit on house made multi grain crouton with seared foie gras, dried cherries, and fresh black trumpet mushrooms
Ladera Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

– Entree –
Kansas naturally-raised Angus filet mignon grilled and finished with a fresh porcini mushroom ragout and lavender-infused Cabernet Sauvignon reduction, served on a bed of black truffle mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, grilled asparagus
Ladera Lone Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon & Ladera Howell Mt. Cabernet Sauvignon (two wines served as a flight)

– Dessert –
Dark Belgian chocolate tart with toasted marshmallow meringue

five course meal with wines
(one of those wines was on the Wine Spectator Top 100!)
78- per person, reservations required

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