California Sipping at Vinifera's Last Wine Dinner of 2014

Decadent Multi-Course Dinner Paired with Pahlmeyer Wines of Napa Valley

WHAT:           Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro and The Wine Cabinet will host an unforgettable five-course dinner featuring acclaimed Pahlmeyer wines from the iconic Napa Valley. Executive Chef John-Michael Hamlet and Sommelier Nicole Bernard have collaborated to bring guests a menu of signature European-inspired dishes paired perfectly with hand-selected Pahlmeyer wines.

WHEN:           Friday, December 12, 2014                        7:00 PM                                     

WHERE:         Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

                        11750 Sunrise Valley Drive

                        Reston, Virginia 20191

                        www.viniferabistro.com

COST:                        $150 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity

CONTACT:    Sommelier Nicole Bernard at Nicole.bernard@westinreston.com or visit www.viniferabistro.com

Reception

Chef’s selection of Cheese and Charcuterie

Gruet, Extra Dry, Albuquerque, New Mexico, NV

 

1st Course

Lobster Sausage

Apple Three Ways: Caramelized, Chips & Sabayon/Candied Cardamom/Cardamom Tuile

Pahlmeyer 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California

 

2nd Course

Duo of Goose: Galantine & Seared Breast

Triple Peppercorn Gastrique/Vanilla Bean Potato/Goose Confit

Pahlmeyer 2011 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California

 

3rd Course

Raw Elk & Michigan Mushroom Pillow

Dehydrated Black Fruits/Pork Belly/Huckleberry Tomatoes/Micro Vegetables

Pahlmeyer 2012 Merlot, Napa Valley, California

 

4th Course

Beef Short Rib

Black Truffle/Tobacco/Epoisses Cheese Crust

Pahlmeyer 2012 Proprietary Blend, Napa Valley, California

 

5th Course

“Truffles”

Cocoa/Chocolate/Blueberry

Pahlmeyer 2012 Proprietary Blend, Napa Valley, California