Purgatory’s June Wine Dinner

By: Tenna Merchent on June 16th, 2011

This is a highlight real from our last wine dinner. Hope you like it!


The following description of the evening is courtesy of Chef Jon:

Friday’s evening started off with a blackened tuna steak paired with a 2009 King Estate Pinot Gris. This wine was floral and crisp a surely fine pick by Kristopher to go with the spice in the blackening. The Pinot Gris paved the way for the grilled potato with herbed mascarpone. The cucumber with lime and soy was a great match for 2010’s Ferrari Carano Bella Luce. A “beautifully light” (Italian Translation) smooth peach and vanilla scented wine. This was a wonderful pairing for the fourth course of cantaloupe and basil sorbet as well. The next two courses were matched up with the crowd pleaser for the evening. A conundrum style red called Troublemaker Red. This predominately Syrah blend was a sure fit for the chili rubbed turkey and buttered baguette and gouda. Big raspberry, fruit forward medium bodied tannins make this truly drinkable wine easy to pair with almost anything off of the grill. Kendwood’s Pinot Noir was the fourth wine for the evening which was a fine compliment to the pan roasted crimini mushrooms and pork tenderloin with grapes and rosemary. A subtle smooth finish to this wine definitely allows the flavors of the food to shine through. The last two courses of the evening were paired with Argentina’s number one selling wine, ┬áNew Age White. The semi sparkling, fresh fruit, sweet wine cut the heat of the spicy broccoli but came to be an incredible finish match with the grilled pineapple and coconut sorbet. Over all the menu was a nice even flow of ten courses that allowed for guests to see how versatile wine can be when pairing.


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