Monday, October 24, 2016

Ray’s at Killer Creek and Rombauer Vineyards Unite for October 26 Wine Dinner

Napa Valley’s Rombauer Vineyards stretches its vines to Alpharetta and Ray’s at Killer Creek for a Rombauer Wine Dinner on Wednesday, October 26. Executive chef Mike Fuller is orchestrating a five-course dinner paired with a selection of wines from the award-winning, family owned vineyard. The evening begins with an amuse-bouche of grapes rolled in pecans and Stilton blue cheese and a toast of 2012 Frank Family Brut rosé. First course follows with cast-iron roasted Brunswick shrimp served with chicory salad, pickled Gala apples and spiced pecan vinaigrette paired with 2015 Rombauer Napa Valley sauvignon blanc. Next comes fennel and ginger-cured wild salmon with rice paper crisp, toasted sesame and arugula joined by 2015 Rombauer Carneros chardonnay. Third course brings paper-thin duck prosciutto with brûlée fig, preserved lemon custard and grilled walnut raisin bread alongside 2014 Rombauer zinfandel followed by pumpkin seed-crusted Colorado lamb rack with cauliflower grits, sundried cranberry, sunchoke chips and barrel-aged cider gastrique paired with 2008 Napa Valley Le Meilleur du Chai, Bordeaux blend. Dessert of sweet potato-maple doughnuts and sea salt-caramel gelato with 2015 Joy Late Harvest chardonnay round out the evening. Rombauer Vineyards’ Southeast sales manager Jeff Papa will be in attendance to discuss pairings and answer questions. Cost is $95 per person (plus tax and gratuity); call 770-649-0064 for reservations. Fun foodie trivia: Rombauer Vineyards founder Koerner Rombauer’s great aunt Irma Rombauer was the original author of “Joy of Cooking,” which is widely considered the greatest teaching cookbook ever written. For the last 80 years, the family has continued to update the book’s recipes and reference materials to reflect current culinary trends.

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