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


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

CONTACT:    Sommelier Nicole Bernard at or visit


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



Pahlmeyer 2012 Proprietary Blend, Napa Valley, California