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The Greene House Embraces Southern California Flavors at Summer Wine Dinner

For the final installment of The Greene House’s summer wine dinner series at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, executive chef Raymond Suto promises a fabulous, Southern California-inspired meal accompanied by excellent wines and good company.

The first dinner in the series showcased traditional American farm-to-table cuisine while the second dinner featured California cooking with Asian influences. For the third and final dinner, Chef Raymond is embracing the Mexican and Spanish influences of Southern California.

“California is truly a melting pot of cuisine. There are tons of influences from wine country to fresh west coast fruits and vegetables to various ethnic styles of cooking. My menu is inspired by the very unique tastes, textures and ingredients that make California special,” said Chef Suto.

The dinner, which will highlight an array of wines from Cep Vineyards, will begin with a wine reception, followed by a three-course meal and wine pairings. The featured menu includes:

First Course: Ceviche of Halibut Cheek and Beet chips
Wine Pairing: 2012 Cep Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley

Second Course: Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Corn Tamale, Black bean Puree, Romesco
Wine Pairing: 2010 Cep Vineyards Syrah, Sonoma Coast

Third Course: House Churro with Horchata Gelato, Pilloncillo Carmel
Wine Pairing: 2012 Marenco Strev Moscato D’Asti

Space is limited and reservations are required. Dinner is $50 per person, tax and gratuity not included. Reserve your seat in person or by calling 480-889-9494. Those who cannot make the dinners can take advantage of The Greene House’s Sunday wine special and enjoy half price bottles of wine all day every week.

About The Greene House:
From menu to décor, The Greene House is inspired by the California lifestyle and craftsman-style charm. The menu showcases signature fare made with farm-fresh seasonal ingredients. These signature items evolve throughout the year, based on ingredients that are fresh, plentiful and in-season. The extensive wine list features over 35 wines from boutique California wineries offered by the glass, half decanter or bottle. For more information, visit www.foxrc.com.

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Special Summer Wine Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix will share A Summer Wine Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 25, with the Bistro 24 dining experience to be complemented by the Sonoma, California wines of Rodney Strong Vineyards.

The culinary evening will feature a savory starter, a summer salad with shaved seasonal vegetables, and a main course of pan-seared organic chicken with English pea purée, roasted baby potatoes and pickled carrots. A delicate dessert of vanilla-poached peach, toasted almond panna cotta, lemon raspberry meringue and raspberry sorbet will end the four-course repast, with each course to be paired with a Rodney Strong wine. Featured wines will include the 2012 Charlotte’s Home Estate Sauvignon Blanc named after Strong’s wife, the 2011 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay, the 2011 Russian River Valley Estate Pinot Noir and Strong’s 2010 Symmetry (Red Meritage) Alexander Valley.

Priced at $65 per guest exclusive of tax and gratuity, early reservations  are recommended. The event follows last month’s Summer Beer Dinner at Bistro 24 and is the next in a series of ongoing special evenings to be presented by Bistro 24. For reservations, call (602) 952-2424.

Guests wishing to pair their Summer Wine Dinner with an overnight stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix may also select from several luxury packages offered this season. Priced from $219 per night, the hotel’s Bed and Breakfast package is available on July 25 and includes deluxe accommodations, breakfast for two in Bistro 24, 20% shopping savings at the hotel and overnight valet parking. Bed and Breakfast at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix may be booked at http://www.ritzcarlton.com, toll-free at (800) 241-333 or through a travel professional.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix
Ideally situated in the Camelback Corridor within walking distance of shopping, dining and business venues — and within minutes of 10 Phoenix-area sports stadiums, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix offers 281 luxurious guest rooms and suites including the widely-acclaimed Ritz-Carlton Club Level®.  The hotel’s popular Bistro 24 restaurant is the city’s premier venue for indoor/outdoor breakfast, lunch, Happy Hour and dinner, while the spacious restaurant patio and hotel pool deck have become Phoenix favorites for alfresco weddings and social events. Offering an elegant yet relaxed Southwestern sense of place and acclaimed service, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix is consistently rated Arizona’s #1 business hotel and is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2013.