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MAY

California Wine Series: Wines of Napa Valley
Tuesday, May 3  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Come explore Napa - it has so many great wineries.
1st Course: Pan Seared Scallops with Salmon Roe & Parsley Pesto; Sauvignon Blanc, Girard Estate 2014;
2nd Course: Mussel Risotto with Tomato, Saffron & Tarragon; Chardonnay, Flora Springs 2014;
3rd Course: Seared Duck with Cherry Chutney & Basmati Rice; Pinot Noir, Artesa Estate 2013 & Cabernet Sauvignon, Joseph Carr 2013;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



The Pacific Coast Series: Oregon Wines
Wednesday, May 4  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Oregon is often compared to Burgundy with it’s seemingly similar latitude. Tonight’s class will showcase classic wines from some of the best players in Oregon winemaking.
1st Course: Marinated Calamari with Cucumber, Watercress & Cilantro; Elk Cove Pinot Gris;
2nd Course: Grilled Salmon with Potato Salad & Black Olive Vinaigrette; A to Z Chardonnay;
3rd Course: Pork Tenderloin with Smoked Mozzarella & Onion Confit; Rex Hill Pinot Noir;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation; Elk Cove “Ultima”.



Women in Wine, in Honor of Mothers Day
Tuesday, May 10  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

The smarter, stronger Sex is are taking over the wine industry in a big way.
1st Course: Charred Shrimp with Jicama, Jalapeno & Tequila; Sauvignon Blanc, St. Supery 2014, Napa, CA;
2nd Course: Halibut Cheeks with Toasted Garlic & Lemongrass Oil; Pinot Gris, Left Coast Cellars 2014, Willamette, Oregon;
3rd Course: Veal Tenderloin with Foie Gras Stuffed Dates; Cabernet Sauvignon, Kunde Estate 2013, Sonoma, CA & Malbec, Q, Zuccardi Familia 2012, Mendoza, Argentina;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



Old World vs. New World: Chardonnay and Syrah
Tuesday, May 17  •  7-9pm  •  $65
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: Grilled Octopus with Chick Peas & Tomatoes; Bourgogne Chardonnay, Domaine Roux 2013, Burgundy, France;
2nd Course: Swordfish with Marinated Olive & Hazelnut Gremolata; Chardonnay, Hahn Estate S.L.H. 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA;
3rd Course: Wild Boar with Arugula & Lemon-Rosemary Vinaigrette; Crozes Hermitage, Vidal Fleury 2013, Rhone Valley, France; Syrah, Fess Parker 2012, Santa Barbara, CA;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



The Pacific Coast Series: Washington State
Wednesday, May 18  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Washington State is one of the fastest growing producers of fine wine in the US. Because of it’s ideal climate for cultivating various grapes there is seemingly nothing which doesn’t grow there. Tonight we will taste through some of the highlights, expertly paired by Wine Junkie, Hudson Austin.
1st Course: Tuna Tartare with Almonds, Kale & Banana Puree; Milbrandt Pinot Gris;
2nd Course: Red Snapper with Local Heirloom Tomatoes; Waterbrook Chardonnay;
3rd Course: Roasted Chicken with Broccoli & Red Pepper Chutney; Ross Andrews “The Huntsman” Cabernet Sauvignon;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation; Washington Hills “Late Harvest” Riesling.



Italian Wine Series: Wines of Piedmont
Tuesday, May 24  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Along with its neighbor to the South, Tuscany, Piedmont is arguably the most quality oriented wine region in Italy, and one of the best in the World.
1st Course: Charred Squid with Sweet Chili Glaze, Baby Arugula & Garlic; Gavi di Gavi, Villa Rosa 2014;
2nd Course: Striped Bass with Spring Leeks & Shiitake Mushrooms; Dolcetto d' Alba, Marcarini 2013;
3rd Course: Pheasant with Pureed Potato & Green Apple; Barbaresco, Produtorri del Barbaresco DOCG 2012 & Barolo, Viberti "Buon Padre" DOCG 2010;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



SOLD OUT - The Pacific Coast Series: California’s North Coast
Wednesday, May 25  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

California is the most often thought about place for wine in America. Some many wineries are here and thriving and tonight we will explore some of the wines from the more northerly parts of Califonia. Additional wine & menu details will follow.
1st Course: Bonny Doon Riesling;
2nd Course: Sebastiani Chardonnay;
3rd Course: Aquians Pinot Noir & Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



Craft Beer Series: IPA Dinner
Friday, May 27  •  7-9pm  •  $70
Steve McKinney, Beer Educator


1st Course: Citrus Marinated Scallops with Baby Brussels, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, & Parsnip Puree; Bells Two HeartedAle, IPA, 7% & Bear Republic Racer 5, IPA, 7.5%;
2nd Course: Rare Tuna with Cilantro, Green Apple, Shredded Carrot & Wasabi Aioli; Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, IPA, 6.4% & Shorts Huma Lupa Licious, IPA, 7.7%;
3rd Course: Duck with Sweet Hoisin, Brandied Cherries, Burt Orange Peel & Shaved Cinnamon; Half Acre GoneAway, IPA, 7% & Firestone Walker Union Jack, IPA, 7.5%;
4th Course: Curry Spiced Lamb with Smoked Sea Salt, Mint & Cucumber; Great Divide Titan IPA, 7.1% Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, IPA, 13.6%
Dessert Course: Dark Chocolate with Roasted Pineapple and Black Pepper; Ballast Point, Sculpin - Pineapple, IPA, 7% & Spring House The Astounding Shemonster Mango, IPA, 7.7%.



Winemaker Series: Cakebread Winery
Saturday, May 28  •  7-9pm  •  $125
Winery Representative


1st Course: Goat Cheese Salad with Braised Beets & Toasted Fennel Vinaigrette; Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2014;
2nd Course: Chilled Lobster with Avocado, Tarragon & Scallion; Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014;
3rd Course: Seared Salmon with Wild Mushrooms, Fava Beans & Chervil; Pinot Noir 2014
4th Course: Veal with Spring Leeks, Soft Polenta & Truffle Oil Merlot Napa Valley 2014 & Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



Lobster & Chardonnay
Tuesday, May 31  •  7-9pm  •  $70
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Lobster and the Chardonnay. Two our our favorites come together for a fun dinner. Additional wine details will follow.
1st Course: Lobster with Vanilla, Pureed Cauliflower & Shaved Parmesan; Chardonnay, Mc Williams 2014, SE Australia;
2nd Course: Lobster Bolognese; Pouilly Loche, Domaine Verget 2014, acon, France;
3rd Course: Lobster Couscous with Baby Bok Choy; Chardonnay, Stillman Street 2012, Alexander Valley, CA & Chardonnay, Gravel Bar 2014, Columbia Valley, WA;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.

JUNE

Crab and Sparkling Wine
Wednesday, June 1  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Crabmeat is such a spectacular delicacy that it rarely takes center stage in a menu. Tonight’s class is all about savoring that delicacy in many courses and exploring nothing but sparkling wines! Expertly paired by Hudson Austin, tonight’s menu will tantalize the palate.
1st Course: Soft Shell Crab with Arugula & Smoked Jalapeno Tartar Sauce; Marquis de la Tour;
2nd Course: Crab “Club” with Pancetta & Green Herb Mayo; Acinum Prosecco;
3rd Course: Crab Cake with Smoked Paprika Butter; Ferrari Brut;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation; Marenco Moscato d’Asti.



Southern Hemisphere: Chile and Argentina
Tuesday, June 7  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Tonight features two of the most important regions. Malbacs from Argentina and Sauvignon Blanc from Chile Additional wine details will follow.
1st Course: Grilled Shrimp with Charred Onion Salad & Fresh Oregano; Sauvignon Blanc, Casa Patronales 2015, Maule, Chile;
2nd Course: Cod with Clam Velouté and Chorizo; Torrontes, Santa Julia 2014, Salta, Argentina;
3rd Course: Rabbit with Green Olives, Roasted Shallots & White Beans; Malbec, Ruca Malen 2014, Mendoza, Argentina & Cabernet Sauvignon, De Martino 2014, Maipo, Chile;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



Tuscany Un-Corked
Wednesday, June 8  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Tonight we celebrate the food and wine of Tuscany. Known far and wide for producing some of the most wanted wines around the world, this class is all about thoroughly enjoying the Italian life. Classicly paired, amazing cuisine, and an all around great time!
1st Course: Smoked Salmon with Local Corn & Crème Fraiche; Teruzzi & Puthod Terre di Tufi;
2nd Course: Skate with Grilled Eggplant & Lemon Basil Oil; San Fabiano Chianti Putto;
3rd Course: Squab with Polenta, Peas & Pearl Onions; Camigliano Rosso di Montalcino & Bibbiano Argante Super Tuscan;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



Romantic Tuscan Dinner
Tuesday, June 14  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Enjoy a tour the countryside of Chanti, Montepulciano, & Montalcino. Additional wine details will follow.
1st Course: Salmon Tartare, Seaweed, Soybean & Lime Vinaigrette; Super Tuscan White, Carpineto "Dogajolo" 2014;
2nd Course: Halibut with Swiss Chard & Toasted Coriander Seed; Chianti Classico, Piccini Estate 2010;
3rd Course: Bison with Blueberry-Corn Salsa, Spiced Mustard & Crisp Shallots; Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, Riserva 2010, & Carpineto Rosso di Montalcino, Colle Massari 2009;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



Chardonnay Un-Corked
Wednesday, June 15  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

From Burgundy to California and many places in between, this class is all about chardonnay. Chardonnay is the most popular of white wine grapes and showcases terroir completely and with purity. Tonight’s class offers up amazing pairings expertly matched by Wine Educator, Hudson Austin.
1st Course: Scallops over Potato and Leeks with Sea Urchin; Reserve des Rochers Macon Chaintre;
2nd Course: Red Snapper over Heirloom Tomatoes; Austerity Chardonnay;
3rd Course: Guinea Hen with Caramelized Baby Carrots & Brown Butter; Waterbrook Chardonnay & Robert Oatley Chardonnay;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



Grill Friendly Summer Wines
Tuesday, June 21  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

It's grilling & picnic season! This summer be prepared with these lighter whites and low intensity reds. Additional wine details will follow.
1st Course: Tuna Tartare with Cucumber, Frisee & Ginger; Chenin Blanc, Vinum Cellars 2014, Central Coast, CA;
2nd Course: Blackened Snapper, Avocado, Remoulade & Mango; Pinot Gris / Riesling, "Borealis", Montinore 2014, Willamette OR;
3rd Course: Braised Pork with Pineapple-Jicama Salad, Bell Peppers, Star Anise & Mint; Cotes du Rhone, Vidal Fleury 2012, Rhone, France & Zinfandel,Renwood B B Q 2011, Amador, CA;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



Sonoma Un-Corked
Wednesday, June 22  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Most wineries in Wine Country are not allowed to serve real food. Hence, the stale crackers and sweaty cheese that constitutes most “food and wine pairings.” It makes little sense considering that wine is most often enjoyed as part of a meal. Thankfully, if there’s a will, there’s a way – and tonight the way is paved by the incomparable cuisine of the Inn Keeper’s Kitchen and splendid pairings from Wine Educator, Hudson Austin.
1st Course: Frog’s Legs with Roasted Garlic & Parsley; Sebastiani Sauvignon Blanc;
2nd Course: Striped Bass with Sweet Corn & Champagne Vinaigrette; Foppiano Chardonnay;
3rd Course: Lamb Rack with Local Beans & Mint Pesto; Sean Minor Pinot Noir & Queens Peak Cabernet Sauvignon;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



A Chesapeake Dinner with Crab & Chardonnay
Tuesday, June 28  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Additional wine details will follow.
1st Course: Crab Cocktail with Avocado; Chardonnay "Unoaked", Donati Cellars 2014, Monterey, CA;
2nd Course: Soft Shell Crab with Broccoli Rabe & Brown Butter; Chardonnay "Bourgogne", Domaine Roux 2014, Burgundy, France;
3rd Course: Crab Cake with Clam Sauce & Merguez Sausage; Chardonnay, Artesa Estate 2013, Carneros, CA & Chardonnay, Joseph Carr 2014, Sonoma Coast, CA;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



Lobster Lovers! Lobster and Spanish Wines
Wednesday, June 29  •  7-9pm  •  $70
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

From the first bite to the last, this “not to be missed” class is always a night full of inspiring effort in taking a new approach in showcasing this most sought after of ingredients, LOBSTER! Tonight we pair lobster with some great wines of Spain! Each course is highlighted with a wine pairing matched by Hudson Austin to highlight every succulent morsel.
1st Course: Lobster Gazpacho with Cilantro & Cumin; Jaume Serra Cristalino Extra Dry Cava;
2nd Course: Grilled Shrimp over Lobster Potatoes with Velouté; Pedro Escudero Fuente Milano Rueda;
3rd Course: Lobster with Cantaloupe, Peach, Blueberries & Torn Basil; Faustino VII Rioja & Vega Tolosa "11 Pinos" Bobal;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation; Annecoop Muscat "Flare".

JULY

Central Coast Wines for Picnic Season
Tuesday, July 5  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Enjoy white and reds from Monterey, Paso Robles, and Santa Barbara. Perfect for your summer picnics and grilling. Additional menu & wine details will follow.



Wines of Independence – Small Independent American Wineries
Wednesday, July 6  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

These boutique producers often go un-noticed in today’s world of big names and bigger companies. Tonight’s class is all about “the little guy”. Great cuisine from the masterful Inn Keeper’s Kitchen and extraordinary pairings from Sommelier, Hudson Austin are sure to please everyone tonight. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Sean Minor Chardonnay (Central Coast) 2014;
2nd Course: Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc (Mendocino) 2014;
3rd Course: Ross Andrews "The Huntsman" Cabernet Sauvignon 2013;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation; Chef's Creation Elk Cove Ultima Ice Wine (Willamette, OR) 2012.



White & Red Burgundy
Tuesday, July 12  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Burgundy is arguably one of the most important wine regions in France and the world. Taste Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in it’s purest form. Additional menu & wine details will follow.



Red Wine Run Down - All Reds Dinner
Wednesday, July 13  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Red wines often fall in popularity once the weather turns even slightly warmer, well we will still celebrate them, even in July! Tonight we will have a power house tasting of big reds in all of their jammy, juicy, tannic wonderment! Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Cornish Game Hen, Oyster Mushrooms, Gruyere & Tarragon Cream Sauce; La Forge Pinot Noir (Languedoc, FR) 2014;
2nd Course: Grilled New York Strip, Balsamic Onions & Bacon; Waterbrook Syrah (Columbia Valley, WA) 2013;
3rd Course: Lamb Osso Bucco, Roquefort Cheese Soft Polenta; Rocca Delle Macie SC Rubizzo (Tuscany, IT) 2014; Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon (California) 2012.
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation.



Riesling from Around the World
Tuesday, July 19  •  7-9pm  •  $65
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. Additional menu & wine details will follow.



Pacific Coast Series: Oregon Wines
Wednesday, July 20  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Oregon is often compared to Burgundy with it’s seemingly similar latitude. Tonight’s class will showcase classic wines from some of the best players in Oregon winemaking. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Elk Cove Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley;
2nd Course: A to Z Chardonnay, Oregon;
3rd Course: Rex Hill Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation. Elk Cove “Ultima”, Willamette Valley.



Lobster & Pinot Grigio
Tuesday, July 26  •  7-9pm  •  $70
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Nothing goes together like Lobster and Pinot Grigio, in all its different styles, as it complements and contrasts the rich and complex flavors of the most famous Crustacean. Additional wine details will follow.



Pacific Coast Series: Washington State
Wednesday, July 27  •  7-9pm  •  $65
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Washington State is one of the fastest growing producers of fine wine in the US. Because of it’s ideal climate for cultivating various grapes there is seemingly nothing which doesn’t grow there. Tonight we will taste through some of the highlights, expertly paired by Wine Junkie, Hudson Austin. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Milbrandt Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, WA;
2nd Course: Waterbrook Chardonnay, Walla Walla, WA;
3rd Course: Canoe Ridge “The Expedition” Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, WA;
Dessert Course: Chef's Creation; Washington Hills “Late Harvest” Riesling, Washington State.