Molnar Family Vineyard Dinner

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May 7-8, 2010

We are very proud to present to you the flavors of spring with the Molnar Family Vineyard wines.  These are exceptional wines that have been made with great effort and care in limited batch productions.  When we tasted these wines for the first time I knew we had to have them.  Rich with their Hungarian heritage, a unique, inspirational story and a passionate attentional to detail the Molnar Family and the entire team at the Tricycle wine company have put together some simply exceptional wines.  From sourcing their own oak in the Hungarian province of Takaj to make their own barrels, to owning, growing, and crushing their own grapes, the Tricycle team has left no stone unturned.  With the Poseidon’s Vineyard and the Obsidian Ridge Vineyard wines they have brought forth true, honest expressions of California fruit, landscape and climate.   It has been a true pleasure to taste these wines, and I am honored to have been able to pair with them dishes that are meant to complement each wine and create a unique and special experience for our guests.  I hope you too will be able to come and join us on these two special spring evenings.  Without further pause or ado here is the menu…

Amuse Bouche

Crudo of Tuna + Salmon with Spring Vegetables + Garden Herbs

First Course

2007 Molnar Family Poseidon’s Vineyard Chardonnay, Napa

Native Day Boat Sea Scallops with Allen Farm Pea Greens, Golden Raisins + Citrus

Second Course

2007 Molnar Family Poseidon’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Napa

Baffoni’s Farm Chicken Confit with Crystal Brook Farm Goat Cheese, Fresh Grapes, Parsley + Pecans

Third Course

2007 Obsidian Ridge Vineyard Syrah, Red Hills Lake County

Grilled Stoney Hill Farm Pork with Marjoram, Sweet Peas, Carrot-Parsnip Puree + Port


Four Town Farm Rhubarb + Verjus Sorbet with Champagne + Mint

Fourth Course

2007 Obsidian Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Hills Lake County

Grilled Free Range Leg of Lamb with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Pork Lardons, Local Asparagus, Sea Salt + Sage Jus

Fifth Course

2005 Royal Tokaji, 5 Puttonyos, Hungary*

Malted Milk Panna Cotta with Raw Honey, Toasted Walnuts, Allspice + Local Apples

*Takaji is of course not made by the Tricycle wine company, but is the classic Hungarian dessert wine that we felt tied the themes of the dinner together perfectly.  Made in the same region that oak is sourced from for their wine barrels, the Tokaji is a beautiful expression of Hungarian influence and effort.

No substitutions please.  Please make your server aware of any allergies, sensitivities or restrictions prior to ordering.

$55 per person (exclusive of tax, tip + additional beverage).

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  2. Sol Helmer says:

    I am so glad I don’t eat all that processed food anymore. Having my own garden has been very good for my family.

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