One of my very favorite winemakers, Randall Grahm, is coming to town for a wine dinner this Friday.
Grahm is the uber-creative being behind Bonny Doon Vineyard - as important a winemaker as there is in the U.S., in my opinion. He not only largely singlehandedly introduced Rhone-style wines and varietals to the American consumer and palate, but also changed the entire face of wine marketing via his out-of-the-box wine labels.
With his Bonny Doon newsletters and book "Been Doon So Long," Grahm has made reading about wine as much fun as drinking it.
Well, Randall will be in town for a wine dinner at Finca on Friday, November 6th, from 6 to 8 PM. You won't want to miss it.
The menu and wine pairings are as follows:
Pumpkin "leather" with peppercorn ricotta + Querry Cider
Leeks with cave-grown mushrooms + Le Cigar Blanc Reserve 2011
Trout sausage with pickled strawberry, watercress + Clos de Gilroy 2013
Chicken ballontine tagine with fall vegetables, almond couscous and sherried currants + Le Cigare Volant 2011
Local cheeses + Coffee selection
The cost for the Bonny Doon Winemaker Dinner is $40 for the tasting menu and $45 for the (optional) wine pairings, plus tax and gratuity.
Reserve your spot by clicking here
or phone 801-487-0699 for more information.