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JULY

Craft Beer & Wine Series: The Barrel: For the Love of Oak
Wednesday July 3  •  7-9pm  •  $84
Steve McKinney, Cellar Master, Dilworthtown Inn

Our Barrel Series explores the influence of oak in both craft beers & wines. This will be a very special dinner not to be missed!
1st Course: Braised Chicken and Sweet Potato Empanada, Piquillo Pepper Aioli, Cilantro; Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley 2017; Central Waters Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale, Scotch Ale;
2nd Course: Creamy Spring Pea Soup, Pancetta, Crispy Brussel Sprout Leaves, Crème Fraiche; Muirwood Chardonnay Arroyo Seco 2015; Central Waters Brewer's Reserve Belgian Style Quadruple Ale, Abbey Quad, 11.9%;
3rd Course: Duck Confit and Frisee Salad, Blood Orange, Blackberry Vinaigrette, Shaved Fennel; The Crusher Pinot Noir 2016; Central Waters Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, Barley Wine, 11.2%;
4th Course: Seared Filet Mignon, Balsamic Demi Glace, Roasted Spring Vegetables, Fines Herbs Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles; Central Waters Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout, Imperial Stout, 9.5%;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Steakhouse Night Wine Dinner - Prime Cuts and Prime Wines
Friday July 5  •  7-9pm  •  $76
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Steak Houses are the number one most visited restaurant type in the USA and there are so many great options from Outback to Butcher and Singer, our class tonight will sample some of the classic dishes from this great dining option. Paired with our great Steak House cuisine will be classic “Prime Wines” from great regions and producers around the world!
1st Course: Steakhouse Chopped Salad, Romaine Hearts, Miso Marinated Egg, Scallion, Bacon, Blue Cheese, Lemon Parmesan Dressing; La Croix des Templiers Rose Mediteranee Peyrassol (Provence, France) 2018;
2nd Course: Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Bloody Mary, Cocktail Sauce, Meyer Lemon; The Crusher Sauvignon Blanc (California) 2015;
3rd Course: Petite Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail, Surf & Turf, Grilled Asparagus, Drawn Butter, Sauce Au Poivre; Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA) 2013 & Hubert Brochard Sauvignon Blanc (Loire Valley, FR) 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



California Wine Series: Russian River & Alexander Valleys
Tuesday July 9  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, & Pinot Grigio are fun crisp refreshers for the summer fun. Tonight's dinner features wines from around the world. This will be great wines to try at home too.
1st Course: Crab Mac and Cheese, Casarecce Pasta, Smoked Gouda and Gruyere Mornay, Bacon, Panko Breadcrumbs;
2nd Course: Pork Bahn Mi Lettuce Wrap, Lemongrass Marinade, Pickled Carrot and Daikon, Cilantro;
3rd Course: Steak Frites, Pan Seared Filet Mignon, Russet Fries, Sauce Au Poivre;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



All American Adventure - Wine and Summer Bar-B-Que
Wednesday July 10  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

From the East Coast to the West and every state in between, wine is made across our great land. Along with these great wines, there are great foods that each state is known to make as part of it's regional heritage. Our class tonight will touch on a few regions and the foods found in them. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Grilled Buffalo Style Chicken Drumstick, Danish Blue Cheese Sauce, Shaved Celery and Carrot Salad; New York - Red Tail Ridge Good Karma Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2017;
2nd Course: Poached Salmon and Red Lettuce Salad, Rainier Cherries, Toasted Walnuts, Apple Cider Vinaigrette; Washington State - Waterbrook Chardonnay (Columbia Valley, WA) 2017;
3rd Course: Peanut Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Charred Broccoli, Roasted New Potatoes, Apple Butter Jus; Virginia - Barboursville Cabernet Franc Reserve (Virginia) 2016;
Dessert: Chef's Creation. California - EOS "Tears of Dew" Moscato 375ml (Paso Robles, CA) 2017.



Steakhouse Night Wine Dinner - Prime Cuts and Prime Wines
Friday July 12  •  7-9pm  •  $76
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Steak Houses are the number one most visited restaurant type in the USA and there are so many great options from Outback to Butcher and Singer, our class tonight will sample some of the classic dishes from this great dining option. Paired with our great Steak House cuisine will be classic “Prime Wines” from great regions and producers around the world!
1st Course: Steakhouse Chopped Salad, Romaine Hearts, Miso Marinated Egg, Scallion, Bacon, Blue Cheese, Lemon Parmesan Dressing; La Croix des Templiers Rose Mediteranee Peyrassol (Provence, France) 2018;
2nd Course: Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Bloody Mary, Cocktail Sauce, Meyer Lemon; The Crusher Sauvignon Blanc (California) 2015;
3rd Course: Petite Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail, Surf & Turf, Grilled Asparagus, Drawn Butter, Sauce Au Poivre; Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA) 2013 & Hubert Brochard Sauvignon Blanc (Loire Valley, FR) 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Napa vs Tuscany
Tuesday July 16  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

May people compare Napa and Bordeaux, but what about the powerhouse of Italy ... Tuscany. Come and taste why Tuscany and Napa are on equal footing with great wines from both regions!
1st Course: Pesto Alla Trapanese, Gemelli Pasta, Tomato and Almond Pesto, Fresh Mint, Parmigianno Regiano; Vernaccia di san Gimignano, Toscolo 2017;
2nd Course: Baby Arugula and Peach Salad, Prosciutto di Parma, Crumble Goat Cheese, Champagne Honey Vinaigrette; Chardonnay, Flora Springs 2017;
3rd Course: Grilled Pepper Crusted New York Strip, Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Waterecress Caesar; Chianti Classico, Carpineto 2017 & Cabernet Sauvignon, Yardstick "Ruths' Reach" 2016;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Dinner on the Bay - a Chesapeake Seafood and Chardonnay Tasting!
Wednesday July 17  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Just south of us here in Pennsylvania we have a tremendous resource for great fresh seafood, the Chesapeake Bay. Teaming with oysters and crab our dinner tonight will bring back some classic dishes with new flair and some off the wall modern dishes all delightfully paired with vibrant summer sipping Chardonnay. Come join us for a bit of the Bay!
1st Course: Panko Fried Oyster, Jalapeno Remoulade, Watercress Salad; Torre di Luna Chardonnay (Delle Venezie, IT) 2017;
2nd Course: Crab Fried Rice, Green Onion, Carrot, Oyster Sauce, Lime, Cilantro; Farm to Table Chardonnay (Victoria, AU) 2017;
3rd Course: Pan Fried Chesapeake Crab Cake, Garlic Haricot Verts, Old Bay Cream Sauce, Fresh Parsley; Chalk Hill Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast, CA) 2017;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Winemaker Series: Napa Valley - Clos Pegase & Cosentino
Thursday July 18  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Napa Valley Winemaker Dinner featuring Marty Peterson, Clos Pegase and Cosentino. Acclaimed Winemaker Marty Peterson will discuss his Napa Valley & Lodi Region Wines chosen to complement our summer menu. Mr. Peterson has over 20 years of experience in the wine industry & is a wonderful storyteller & master of wine pairings. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cosentino "The Novelist" 2017, Napa, CA;
2nd Course: Chardonnay, Clos Pegase 2017, Napa Carneros, CA;
3rd Course: Pinot Noir, Clos Pegase, 2015, Napa Carneros, CA & Cabernet Franc, Cosentino 2016, Lodi, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Zinfandel "Old Vine" Cigar Zin 2016, Lodi, CA.



The Majesty of Finger Lakes Wines - Red Tail Ridge
Saturday July 20  •  7-9pm  •  $95
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

The wines of the East Coast easily predate those of California and the Pacific Northwest by about 100 years. Much as how wine was brought across Europe, wine spread out in the USA from where it was first brought in here on the East Coast. In the surrounding states, New York wines are some of the best and of those best, the Finger Lakes reign supreme. Tonight we will taste through the wines from the winery that sits at the pinnacle of the region, Red Tail Ridge. Founded by a husband and wife with tremendous experience in the California wine industry, they wanted to do something special, that was theirs and that would show a sense of place with pure intent. These wines will tantalize your palate and challenge your perspective on what the East Coast Wines have to offer. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Foie Gras Pate on Toasted Brioche, Crumbled Bacon, Raspberry Gastrique, Pea Shoots; Red Tail Ridge Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016;
2nd Course: Cashew Crusted Chicken Satay, Charred Scallions, Soy-Mirin Dipping Sauce; Red Tail Ridge Barrel Fermented Chardonnay (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016;
3rd Course: Duck Confit and Blood Orange Salad, Arugula, Fennel, Shallot Vinaigrette; Red Tail Ridge Pinot Noir (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016;
4th Course: Wild Boar Sausage Ragu, Sage, Cinnamon, Rigatoni, Whipped Ricotta; Red Tail Ridge Blaufrankisch (Finger Lakes, NY) NV;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Red Tail Ridge Good Karma Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2017.



Riesling from Around the World
Tuesday July 23  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

One of the noblest grape varieties, wonderful for summer meals with its light, refreshing, and floral fruit flavors.
1st Course: Soy Glazed Pork Belly BLT, Heirloom Tomato, Romaine Heart, Sweet Chili Aioli, Toasted Brioche; Riesling, Heinz Eifel "Kabinett" 2017, Rheinhessen, GER;
2nd Course: Shrimp Pad Thai, Rice Noodles, Bean Sprouts, Thai Basil, Green Onion; Riesling, Trimbach 2017, Alsace, France;
3rd Course: Chipotle Roasted Chicken Breast, Coriander Spiced Baby Carrots, Avocado Puree, Herb Chicken Demi Glace; Riesling, Hope Estate 2016, Clare Valley, AUS;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Riesling, Fess Parker 2017, Santa Barbara, CA.



South of the Equator: South Africa versus Australia
Wednesday July 24  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Both of these regions have history in as "Old World" trading posts and wine history that goes back to about the 17th Century. The past ties to Europe in culture and wine are rich and also give way to modern wine makers wanting to make styles reflective of what they see as wine regions wholly apart from the progenitors of the vine. Our task tonight is to savor and enjoy these wines and try and place a perspective on what makes us all too happy to drink these pleasurable wines. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Dashi Poached Scallops, Pickled Fresno Chilli, Micro Cilantro, Puffed Rice; Douglas Green Sauvignon Blanc (South Africa) 2018;
2nd Course: Rabbit Fricassee, Bacon, Shallot, Oyster Mushroom, Scallion; Tournon Mathilda Viognier/Marsanne (Victoria, AU) 2015;
3rd Course: Rosemary Crusted Lamb, Ratatouille, Port Wine Demi Glace; Farm to Table Cabernet Sauvignon Australia 2016 & A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Red Blend 2016;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Sophisticated Gin - Brandywine Branch Distillery
Thursday July 25  •  7-9pm  •  $79
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

We explore the range of gin sophistication with Brandywine Branch Distillery from Elverson, PA, pairing cocktails and other offerings prepared by Lisa Natalizio and Michael Walsh during the evening.
1st Course: Fried Pork Belly Wontons, Julienned Carrot and Scallion Salad, Soy Miso Dipping Sauce; Equinox Gin, Lemonade and Rosemary Simple Syrup – Light & Refreshing;
2nd Course: Smoked Salmon and Whipped Ricotta on Sourdough Toast Points, Pickled Serrano Peppers, Fried Capers, Fennel Fronds; Summertide Gin and Fever Tree Tonic with Lime;
3rd Course: Braised Lamb, Coriander, Cumin, Roasted Tomato & Jalapeno Salsa, over Cilantro Rice; Dragon Dance Gin, Aperol, Cucumber Juice, Lime Juice & Simple Syrup;
Dessert: Avocado Chocolate Pot de Crème, Whipped Coconut Cream, Toasted Pistachio Dust; Solstice Gin served up as a Sipping Gin as a Finishing Touch.



Lobster and Chardonnay of the Pacific North-West
Friday July 26  •  7-9pm  •  $77
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

It's not Napa or Sonoma, but then again, winemakers in Washington State and Oregon are happy about that. With an ever changing landscape of wine, the Chardonnay tasted tonight will fascinate and excite every guest, because if you love chardonnay, you will LOVE this class!
1st Course: Classic Lobster Bisque, Butter Poached Maine Lobsters, Fines Herbs, Brioche Crouton; Macon Villages, Cave de Lugny 2017, Burgundy, France;
2nd Course: Thai Lobster Salad, Avocado Mousse, Pickled Jalapeno, Micro Cilantro, Wonton Chips; Chardonnay, Harken Estate 2017, Central Coast, CA;
3rd Course: Grilled Rock Lobster Tail, Bourbon Vanilla Compound Butter, Ginger Carrot Puree, Sauteed Haricot Verts; Chardonnay, Skyfall 2016, Columbia, Washington & Chardonnay, Saintsbury "Carneros" 2016, Napa Carneros, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Lobster and Chardonnay of the Pacific North-West
Tuesday July 30  •  7-9pm  •  $77
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

It's not Napa or Sonoma, but then again, winemakers in Washington State and Oregon are happy about that. With an ever changing landscape of wine, the Chardonnay tasted tonight will fascinate and excite every guest, because if you love chardonnay, you will LOVE this class!
1st Course: Classic Lobster Bisque, Butter Poached Maine Lobsters, Fines Herbs, Brioche Crouton; Macon Villages, Cave de Lugny 2017, Burgundy, France;
2nd Course: Thai Lobster Salad, Avocado Mousse, Pickled Jalapeno, Micro Cilantro, Wonton Chips; Chardonnay, Harken Estate 2017, Central Coast, CA;
3rd Course: Grilled Rock Lobster Tail, Bourbon Vanilla Compound Butter, Ginger Carrot Puree, Sauteed Haricot Verts; Chardonnay, Skyfall 2016, Columbia, Washington & Chardonnay, Saintsbury "Carneros" 2016, Napa Carneros, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



California Valley Vista Dinner - Napa & Sonoma
Wednesday July 31  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

California reigns supreme in the "American Wine World" and the standout stars of California are seemingly Napa and Sonoma. With fabled names such as Stag's Leap, Silver Oak, Robert Mondavi, Napa Valley is full of wine royalty. Sonoma looks to Dutton Goldfield, Buena Vista, Ram's Gate and beyond. Each of these regions has stand outs and as the landscape of time changes, so do the obvious choices. Tonight we will taste through some of the new stars of these two great wine regions. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Baby Kale Salad, Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese, Meyer Lemon Dressing; Heritance Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley) 2016;
2nd Course: Seared Skate Wing, Sauteed Spinach, Caper Brown Butter Sauce; Au Contraire Chardonnay (Russian River of Sonoma Valley) 2016;
3rd Course: Harissa Marinated Hanger Steak, Chickpea Puree, Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower, Pomegranate Molasses; Sean Minor Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2017 & Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma Valley) 2016;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.

AUGUST

Steakhouse Night Wine Dinner - Prime Cuts and Prime Wines
Thursday August 1  •  7-9pm  •  $77
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Steak Houses are the number one most visited restaurant type in the USA and there are so many great options from Outback to Butcher and Singer, our class tonight will sample some of the classic dishes from this great dining option. Paired with our great Steak House cuisine will be classic “Prime Wines” from great regions and producers around the world!
1st Course: Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops, Scallion, Hot Pepper Jam, Horseradish Cream; Firestone Riesling (Central Coast, CA) 2017;
2nd Course: Summer Wedge Salad, Iceberg Lettuce, Grilled Peach, Heirloom Tomato, Blue Cheese, Bacon; Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc (Mendocino, CA) 2018;
3rd Course: New York Strip Au Poivre, Creamed Spinach, Pomme Frites, Brandied Peppercorn Sauce;Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley, CA) 2016 & Ross Andrews "The Huntsman" Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley, WA) 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Craft Beer Series: Founders & Bell's
Friday August 2  •  7-9pm  •  $84
Stephen McKinney, Cellar Master, Dilworthtown Inn


1st Course: Scallop Ceviche, Cucumber Puree, Fresno Chili, Lime, Diced Mango, Red Onion, Plantain Chips; Founders Green Zebra, Gose, 4.6% & Bell's Two Hearted Ale, IPA, 7.0%;
2nd Course: Fried Chicken and Frisee Salad, Danish Blue Cheese Dressing, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes; Founders Backstage Series #13: reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA, IPA, 9.5% & Bell's Double Two Hearted, Double IPA, 11.5%;
3rd Course: Grilled Moroccan Spiced Hanger Steak Skewer, Eggplant Puree, Fried Chickpeas, Cilantro; Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk, Fruit, 9.2% & Bell's Hell Hath No Fury, Dubbel, 7.5%;
4th Course: Coffee Rubbed Short Rib, Mashed Cauliflower, Stout Reduction, Watercress; Founders Backwoods Bastard, Scotch Ale, 11.6% Bell's Arabicadabra Coffee Milk Stout, Stout, 5.5%
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Founders Rübæus, Fruit, 5.7% & Bell's Larry's Latest Sour Ale, Sour, 5.0%.



Super Tuscans
Tuesday August 6  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

The term Super Tuscan was coined in the early 1980’s to describe a red blend from Tuscany. It is the use of wine grapes that are not indigenous to Italy that make these so special.
1st Course: Middleneck Clams, White Wine, Shaved Fennel, Prosciutto, Herb Crostini; Carpineto "Dogajolo" White, Super Tuscan 2017;
2nd Course: Bucatini tossed with Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil, Oregano, Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Sassoregale, Super Tuscan 2015;
3rd Course: Rosemary Marinated Flank Steak, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes dressed with Salsa Verde, Charred Green Beans; Piccini "Sasso al Poggio" 2015 & Terrabianca "Campaccio" 2014 ;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Stars of Sonoma
Wednesday August 7  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Sonoma, let’s face it, is stunning! Rolling gentle hillsides, green fields, and great wines are what is in store for us tonight. Our experience this evening will showcase this contrasting wine region and highlight the exciting flavors of Sonoma. Tonight, we are joined by Sonoma fan and Sommelier Hudson Austin, Wine Educator of The Wine Merchant.
1st Course: Chilled Corn Soup, Topped with Avocado Salsa, Smoked Paprika, Olive Oil Croutons; Cannonball Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma, CA);
2nd Course: Butter Poached Lobster, Confit Potatoes, Fresh Peas, Red Bell Pepper, Coriander Beurre Blanc; Chalk Hill Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast);
3rd Course: Braised Beef Ragu served over Papardelle tossed in a Burnt Carrot Sauce; Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley) & Sebastiani Zinfandel (Sonoma);
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Old World vs. New World: Chardonnay and Syrah
Tuesday August 13  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Let's explore the backgrounds on two of the important wine varieties in the World.
1st Course: Seared Sea Scallops, Charred Cauliflower Florets, Micro Cilantro, Citrus Emulsion; Macon VIllages, Les Charmes 2017, Burgundy, France;
2nd Course: Chicken Confit, Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Parsley Salad, Coriander Cream Sauce; Chardonnay, Cartlidge and Browne 2017, Napa / Sonoma, CA;
3rd Course: Grilled Hanger Steak, Sauteed Haricot Verts with Almonds and Lemon Zest, Bacon Port Demi Glace; Crozes Hermitage, Le Tain L'Hermitage 2015, Rhone, France & Syrah, Robert Hall 2016, Paso Robles, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Southern France
Wednesday August 14  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Ah, France. Just saying the word conjures up notions of strolling along the Champs de Elysee, the bistros bustling with customers, the elegant chapeau adorned women sipping rose, and the smell of baguette clinging to the air. Tonight we will transport you beyond the City of Lights though our fabulous menu and Hudson's pairings, without having to leave Chester County.
1st Course: Baby Lettuce Salad, Fresh Strawberries, Raspberries, Nasturtium Flowers, Feta, Herb Vinaigrette; ROSE - AIX Rose “Maison St. AIX” (Provence, FR);
2nd Course: Crab and Scallop Gallette, Sauteed Haricot Vert, Dijon Cream Sauce; CHARDONNAY - Domaine Martinolles Chardonnay (Languedoc, FR);
3rd Course: Roasted Lamb Chops, Whipped Horseradish Potatoes, Grilled Summer Squash, Malbec Jus; MALBEC - Chateau du Cayrou Cahors (SW France);
Dessert: Chef's Creation; SAUVIGNON BLANC - Chateau Loupiac-Gaudiet (Sauternes).



Steakhouse Night Wine Dinner - Prime Cuts and Prime Wines
Friday August 16  •  7-9pm  •  $77
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Steak Houses are the number one most visited restaurant type in the USA and there are so many great options from Outback to Butcher and Singer, our class tonight will sample some of the classic dishes from this great dining option. Paired with our great Steak House cuisine will be classic “Prime Wines” from great regions and producers around the world!
1st Course: Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops, Scallion, Hot Pepper Jam, Horseradish Cream; Firestone Riesling (Central Coast, CA) 2017;
2nd Course: Summer Wedge Salad, Iceberg Lettuce, Grilled Peach, Heirloom Tomato, Blue Cheese, Bacon; Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc (Mendocino, CA) 2018;
3rd Course: New York Strip Au Poivre, Creamed Spinach, Pomme Frites, Brandied Peppercorn Sauce;Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley, CA) 2016 & Ross Andrews "The Huntsman" Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley, WA) 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Wines of Italy, Under Tuscan Sun
Tuesday August 20  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Ah Tuscany, with its beautiful cities, rolling hills and gorgeous countryside, replete with vines and olive and cypress trees. Join us as we discover San GImignano, Chianti, Montalcino, and Montepulcaino on our gastronomic journey.
1st Course: Grilled Calamari Salad, Baby Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Charred Shallots, Blood Orange Vinaigrette; Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Pietrafitta 2017;
2nd Course: Potato Gnocchi, Fresh Tomato Sauce, Grana Padano, Basil Oil; Chianti Classico, Lamole de Lamole 2015;
3rd Course: Braised Shortrib, Gorgonzola Soft Polenta, Watercress and Hazelnut Gremolata; Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, Carpineto 2015 & Super Tuscan, "La Vollano", Il Molino de Grace 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Summer in Spain
Wednesday August 21  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Spain is home to some of the best wines in the world. From light and fruity to serious and complex, the bounty of Spain is hard to beat. Tonight we will scratch the surface of this amazing wine country. Chef Kevin’s spectacular culinary efforts paired by Sommelier Hudson Austin will tantalize the palate.
1st Course: Fried Paella Ball, Chorizo, Shrimp, Panko Crust, Lemon Saffron Aioli, Herb Salad; Camps de Estells Cava Brut Nature (Penedes);
2nd Course: Grilled Striped Bass, Blistered Tomatoes, Lemon, Capers, Parsley; Condes de Albarei Albarino (Rias Baixas);
3rd Course: Lamb Tagine, Coriander, Cumin, Cinnamon, over Couscous, Golden Raisins, Pinenuts, with Cucumber Raita; La Sorda Rioja (Rioja);
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Cesar Flori.



California Wine Series: Monterey & South Central Coast
Tuesday August 27  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

The Central Coast regions situated below the Bay Area and above Los Angeles, encompasses a number of AVA's along the way, One of the " newer" appellations of California, its climates tend to be cooler and breezier, favoring earlier ripening grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and even Syrah.
1st Course: Seared Arctic Char, Wilted Spinach, Husk Cherries, Lemon Beurre Blanc; Chardonnay, Austerity 2017;
2nd Course: Duck Springroll, Seared Cabbage and Carrot, Soy Ginger Dressing, Raspberry Hoisin Dipping Sauce; Pinot Noir, Hahn "SLH" 2017;
3rd Course: Grilled Game Bangers and Mash, Duck and Elk Sausages, Whipped Black Pepper Potatoes, Whole Grain Mustard Demi Glace, Watercress; Syrah, Fess Parker 2016 & Cabernet Sauvignon, Smith and Hook 2016;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Lobster and Pinot Grigio
Wednesday August 28  •  7-9pm  •  $77
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Lobster and Pinot from Around the World… Clearly a match made in Heaven in tonight’s class, we will explore the great match up of delectable pinot grigio, pinot blanc, and pinot noir paired so beautifully with the world’s most famous crustacean.
1st Course: Thai Lobster Salad, Pureed Avocado, Red Curry Paste, Scallion, Bell Pepper, Fried Wonton Chips; Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut (Alsace, FR);
2nd Course: Grilled Lobster Skewer, Chili-Lime Marinade, Coriander Carrot Puree, Charred Corn, Ancho Chili Crema; Acrobat Pinot Gris (Oregon);
3rd Course: Poached Lobster Fettuccine, Diced Prosciutto, Broccoli Rabe, Tomato Cream Sauce; Conte Brandolini Pinot Grigio (Friuli, IT) & Lincourt Pinot Noir (Santa Rita Hills);
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Lobster and Pinot Grigio -- REPEAT
Friday August 30  •  7-9pm  •  $77
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Lobster and Pinot from Around the World… Clearly a match made in Heaven in tonight’s class, we will explore the great match up of delectable pinot grigio, pinot blanc, and pinot noir paired so beautifully with the world’s most famous crustacean.
1st Course: Thai Lobster Salad, Pureed Avocado, Red Curry Paste, Scallion, Bell Pepper, Fried Wonton Chips; Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut (Alsace, FR);
2nd Course: Grilled Lobster Skewer, Chili-Lime Marinade, Coriander Carrot Puree, Charred Corn, Ancho Chili Crema; Acrobat Pinot Gris (Oregon);
3rd Course: Poached Lobster Fettuccine, Diced Prosciutto, Broccoli Rabe, Tomato Cream Sauce; Conte Brandolini Pinot Grigio (Friuli, IT) & Lincourt Pinot Noir (Santa Rita Hills);
Dessert: Chef's Creation.

SEPTEMBER

Steakhouse Night Wine Dinner - Autumn Dinner
Friday September 6  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Steak Houses are the number one most visited restaurant type in the USA and there are so many great options from Outback to Butcher and Singer, our class tonight will sample some of the classic dishes from this great dining option. Paired with our great Steak House cuisine will be classic “Prime Wines” from great regions and producers around the world! Additional wine & menu details will follow.



California Wine Series: Wines of Napa
Tuesday September 10  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

We continue our Wine Destination series, and travel to Napa, California. Arguably the most important wine region in the US, and one of the most important in the world of wine. Tonite, we will traverse the valley with its wonderful offerings of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet. Additional wine & menu details will follow.



Expedition to Bordeaux
Tuesday September 17  •  7-9pm  •  $73
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Bordeaux is arguably the most important wine destination in the world, both for its lovely white wines and ethereal reds, not to mention the sweet wines. Come join us on our fun expedition. Additional wine & menu details will follow.



Steakhouse Night Wine Dinner - Autumn Dinner
Friday September 20  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Steak Houses are the number one most visited restaurant type in the USA and there are so many great options from Outback to Butcher and Singer, our class tonight will sample some of the classic dishes from this great dining option. Paired with our great Steak House cuisine will be classic “Prime Wines” from great regions and producers around the world! Additional wine & menu details will follow.



Lobster & Chardonnay
Tuesday September 24  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

These two go hand in hand like love & marriage. Additional wine & menu details will follow.



Lobster & Chardonnay
Thursday September 26  •  7-9pm  •  $78
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

These two go hand in hand like love & marriage. Additional wine & menu details will follow.