A Napa Valley Restaurant Partners with a Napa Valley Winery for an Exceptional Winemaker Dinner

Tomorrow is the official start of August in Napa Valley, when the Summer season inspires a variety of special events throughout this prestigious and beautiful wine region. With a diverse collection of experiences to entice visitors and locals alike, Napa Wine Tours will be spotlighting several chosen events for readers to choose from. Today, Napa Wine Tours has selected a special winemaker dinner to spotlight.

Tarla and Pellet Estate winemaker dinner

On August 12th, the 2014 Michelin Guide Recommended, Tarla Mediterranean Restaurant invites guests for a special four course dinner and wine pairing featuring the high quality wines of Pellet Estate paired with Tarla’s superb, local and seasonal cuisine. The evening begins with 2013 Pellet Estate CabRose, Pellet Vineyard. The CabRose is a very special blend consisting of only 22 cases. This special blend is paired with an appetizer of delicious, flaming, fried Halloumi cheese served with apricots, lemon, Truffle honey, and grilled fresh bread.

Tarla's Heirloom Tomato Salad with Halloumi Cheese
Tarla’s Heirloom Tomato Salad with Halloumi Cheese

The second course continues with a crisp 2013 Pellet Estate Un-Oaked Chardonnay, Sunchase Vineyard. This Chardonnay aged in stainless steel is perfectly paired with a toasted barley and baby kale salad served with poached Turkish apricots, tart apple, pistachios, pickled red onion, and a roasted apple vinaigrette.

Cabernet Grapes at Pellet Estate
Cabernet Grapes at Pellet Estate

Next, this delightful dinner pairs 2011 Pellet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Pellet Vineyard with a tender, grilled, marinated quail served with grilled squash from Tarla’s garden, potato salsify puree, roasted King Trumpet mushrooms, and grilled lemon.

The evening comes to an end with another special wine from Pellet Estate – 2010 Pellet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Pellet Vineyard. This Pellet Estate flagship wine recently received 93 points from Wine Enthusiast. Guests are sure to relish the final pairing of slow braised Shannon Ranch lamb shank with cauliflower couscous served with roasted cauliflower, and, eggplant confit.

Check back for more special events celebrating the Summer season in August in Napa Valley. Remember to contact Napa Wine Tours for your private, chauffeured transportation.

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