Villa Maria Wine Dinner

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Join us on September 20, 2016 for a six course wine dinner featuring the wines of Villa Maria Estate, New Zealand’s most awarded vineyard.

Our special guest for the evening will be Fabian Yukich, Executive Director of Villa Maria Estate. Mr. Yukich began his career in wine in the 1970s and, by the time he was in his 20s, had already garnered experience in vineyards and wineries. Since joining Villa Maria, Mr. Yukich has been instrumental in creating and driving sustainability efforts.

The cost of this dinner will be $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required with a credit card and can be made by calling (502) 899-9904 or emailing letsdine@varanese.com A $25 per seat fee will be charged for reservations not cancelled within 24 hours of the event.

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First Course
Sauvignon Blanc
Crispy, Fried Goat Cheese and Walnut Ravioli served with a Warm Apple Butter Sauce and Julienned Apples

Second Course
Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris-Poached Pear Salad with Mixed Greens, Bleu Cheese and Toasted Sunflower Seeds, tossed in a Charred Maui Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

Third Course
Pinot Noir
Slow Braised Pork Belly served over Green Pea Purée with Sautéed Mushrooms and Cherry Gastrique

Fourth Course
Private Bin – Merlot, Cabernet, Cab Franc, Malbec
Pan-Seared Duck Breast and Roasted Spaghetti Squash with a Soft Cooked Egg and Crispy Leeks, finished with a Blackberry Demi

Fifth Course
Cellar Selection – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Slow-Roasted Leg of Lamb Wellington with a Wild Mushroom Duxelle and Crispy Puff Pastry

Sixth Course
Riesling
Toasted Meringue Pavlova topped with a Warm Riesling Ganache, Dried Apricots, Blueberries, Pine Nut-Honeycomb Toffee, and Honey Drizzle

Executive Chef/Owner – John Varanase
Chef de Cuisine – Erik Abraham
Sous Chef – Thomas Wilburn
Sous Chef – Callie Critchelow
Guest Speaker – Fabian Yukich, Executive Director, Villa Maria Estate
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By: Varanese

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