Wine Dinners at Blue Door, Cacao, And North One10

Dewey LoSasso of North One10
Starting at 8 p.m. TONIGHT, Blue Door at Delano (305-674-6400) will host a five-course wine dinner pairing the cuisine of Delano's executive chef Maria Manso and consulting chef Claude Troisgros with wines from Silverado Winery. Here's the lineup:

First course: Crabavocat,  Guacamole & Blue Crab Salad with Spicy Tomato Coulis & Crispy Shrimp paired with Silverado Sauvignon Blanc, Miller Ranch 2008 Single Vineyard

Second course: Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Grilled Asparagus, Micro Greens & Beurre Blanc paired with Silverado Chardonnay Vineberg, Single Vineyard 2006.

Third: Roasted Duck Breast with Gala Apples Braised Chicory Endives paired with Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2005, and Grilled Filet of Beef Medallion with Maytag Blue Cheese & Roasted Garlic Crust, Potato Gallette & Haricot Vert paired with Silverado "Solo" Cabernet, Single Vineyard 2005.  

Dessert: Warm Peach Caramel Bread Pudding served with Cinnamon Spiced Ice Cream & Vanilla Anglaise paired with Royal Tokaji.

Price is $85.00 per person (tax & gratuity not included).

This Saturday, July 25, Dewey LoSasso and his crew at North One10 will be hosting "Out Of Africa", a 4-course dinner accompanied by South African wines.

First course:Crayfish bisque. served with Sauvignon Republic Stellenbosch.
Second course:Grilled river trout with mealie spoon bread, served with Glen Carlou Chardonnay. (Maybe by Saturday they'll figure out how to make a spoon bread that isn't mealie.).
Third course:Boneless lamb shank in pastry, with barley and ostrich bobotie, served with Neil Ellis The Left Bank.
Dessert:Citrus tart with dates and honey, with rooibos tea.

Cost is $48, non-inclusive of tax and tip. Reception starts at 7:30 p.m., dinner half an hour later. For reservations: 305-893-4211.

Cacao Restaurant's (305-445-1001) wine soiree will be hosted by esteemed local sommelier Richard DiGiacomo. The 4-course meal takes place Wednesday, July 29th, at 7:30 p.m.

The menu starts with tangerine-corvina ceviche accompanied by a glass of San Rafael Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Valle del Maule 2008.

Next: Andean chicken anticuchos with San Rafael Reserva Merlot Valle del Maule 2008.

Main course is grilled rib eye with truffle oil mashed potatoes, and San Rafael Private Reserve beurre rouge sauce paired with San Rafael Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Valle de Colchagua 2007.

Dessert will be El Rey dark chocolates and coffee mousse with San Rafael Private Reserve Syrah Valle de Colchagua 2007. The cost of dinner is $59 per person (tax and gratuity not included).

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