If you are a wine lover, and especially one that enjoys wine and food pairings, have we got a St. Patrick's Day dinner for you without the green beer and annoying shin-kicking leprechauns.
The Walla Walla Community College Center for Enology and Viticulture will be scene for the Wine Writers “Under The Radar Wines” dinner held on Saturday, March 17.
Join Paul Gregutt, wine advisor for the Seattle Times and Spokane Spokesman-Review, and Northwest editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine; as he has chosen a variety of wines that he considers some of the most exciting wines representing "new frontiers" in Washington State. Many of the wines Paul has selected are from wineries that are small and relatively new.
These selected wines will be paired with a six-course dinner by the college's Chef Dan Thiessen, Director of the WWCC Culinary Arts program (soon to be renamed "Wine Country Culinary Institute") and Chef Thiessen's culinary team.
The proceeds from this exciting dinner will benefit the culinary and enology/viticulture programs.
Check out the menu listed. Some of my favorite foods and wine varieties are listed, from the baby Kumamoto oysters to the pear tartlettes and the Barnard Griffith Sangiovese Rose to the Trio Vintners Far Away Vineyard Mourvèdre.
Walla Walla is known for wonderful wine dinners, but this is truly one of a kind. I cannot believe the affordable price for such a wonderful evening of food and wine - $65 per person (tax and gratuity included). Only room for 33 guests and I understand the tickets are moving fast. So please contact Danielle Swan-Froese at 509-527-4215 for reservations.
So once again about the date being St. Patrick's Day. I guarantee this wine dinner will be the "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" (I know - - corny). Oh yes - and I will there, too!