4 ways to get your wine fix in Arizona

Lifestyle | 16 Sep |

Who doesn’t like a nice glass of wine or four after a long week of work? Here are some upcoming opportunities for Arizona oenophiliacs to have some amazing wine-inspired experiences.

Morton’s & Duckhorn Vineyards

Try an unforgettable evening full of exquisite Morton’s cuisine paired perfectly with the finest Duckhorn Vineyards wine.

PASSED APPETIZERS

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

Herbed Goat Cheese, Black Pepper Honey

Hackleback Caviar Blinis

Crème Fraiche, Chives

Duck Rillettes & Burrata Cream Crostini

Roasted Winter Vegetables, Hazelnuts

Duckhorn Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2018

SEAFOOD

Maine Lobster Avocado Salad

Hearts of Palm, Bosc Pears, Tarragon Vinaigrette Duckhorn Vineyards, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, 2017

AMUSE BOUCHE

Parmesan Panna Cota

Marinated Mediterranean Olives, Balsamic Glaze, Parmesan Crisp Goldeneye, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, 2016

BEEF COURSE

SRF Gold Manhattan Steak

Roasted Maitake Mushrooms, Truffle Parsnip Puree, Red Wine Demi Duckhorn Vineyards, Merlot, Napa Valley , 2016 Duckhorn Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2016 SRF Wagyu Ribeye Cap Roasted Garlic Cream, Citrus Herb Gremolata Paraduxx, Proprietary Red, Napa Valley, 2016

CHEESE COURSE

Assorted Farmstead Cheeses

Bacon Onion Jam, Honeycomb, Crisp Prosciutto Cigars, Flatbread Crackers Duckhorn Vineyards, “The Discussion”, Red Wine, Napa Valley, 2015

Cost: $175 + tax Per Person. Inclusive of gratuity

Date And Time: Sat, Oct 26, 2019, 6:30 PM

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Location: Morton’s The Steakhouse – Scottsdale, 15233 N. Kierland Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

LDV Winery

What better place to host a signing featuring a book all about Arizona wines than at LDV Winery Tasting Room? On September 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Author Christina Barrueta will be onsite to sign copies of the newly released Arizona Wine: A History of Perseverance & Passion, which unveils the untold story of Arizona wine including its pioneer winemakers and visionaries that are transforming Arizona into the country’s newest wine region one bottle at a time.

For more information, visit www.ldvwinery.com.

Ritz-Carlton Wine Dinner

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and its award-winning culinary team will lend support to a major non-profit program next month, as CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar presents a one-of-a-kind epicurean Wine Dinner with net proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

The multi-course dining extravaganza will pair resort chefs’ most dreamed-of menu creations with five coveted wines from France, with the chefs donning pink chef coats designed for this special occasion and to be worn for the entire breast cancer awareness month of October.

A maximum of 30 tickets will be available for the intimate October 3 Wine Dinner, with the following menu to be presented on the CORE Terrace by Executive Chef Emily Dillport and her team.

Amuse Bouche

Prickly Pear Cactus Amuse 

First Course

Poached Shellfish with Caviar, Mount Rose Apples, Sea Beans and Tomato Water

Wine: Margaine Champagne Brut Rosé 

Second Course

Fig with Speck Ham, Wild Fennel Confit, Goat’s Milk and Honey

Wine: Domaine Franz Chagnoleau Mâcon-Villages “Clos Saint Pancras”

Third Course

Lobster Tail with Barrel Cactus Beurre Blanc and Mesquite Tuile

Wine: Daniel Chotard Sancerre 

Fourth Course

Duck Breast with Croquette, Kohlrabi Purée and Cherry Gel

Wine: Mongeard-Mugneret Bourgogne Rouge

Fifth Course

Beef Cheek with Blackberry Mole and Cholla Buds

Wine: Paul Jaboulet Aîné “Le Grand Pompée” Saint-Joseph 

Dessert

Milk Chocolate Rocher, Hazelnut Crunch, Mandarin Orange Sorbet, Praline Mousse

Dessert Wine to be announced

WHAT: The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Wine Dinner Supporting ASC’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

WHEN:  Thursday, October 3, 2019. 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner

WHERE: Core Wine Terrace at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive, Marana, Arizona 

PRICE: $250 USD per person plus tax and gratuity. All net proceeds to be donated to breast cancer support causes.

RESERVE: 520-572-3401. Seating is limited to 30 guests.

Arizona Culinary Institute

Beginning Sept. 19, the Arizona Culinary Institute invites wine lovers to join its popular wine tasting series in Fall/Winter 2019. Each month the Institute will feature a wine tasting menu with four courses and a flight of wines carefully paired with the food. These multi-course monthly wine tasting events have been artfully crafted by Management Instructor Kristina Ferro and Chef Instructor James West, both of whom teach Advanced Restaurant Operations to upper-level students at Arizona Culinary Institute. The evenings will be executed by the students of ACI as they learn Fine Dining Service, Wine and Food Pairing and the Culinary Brigade System during their final semester at ACI. Tickets to these memorable evenings are limited and sell out fast, so don’t delay.

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