Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, October 13th, 2016 | 7:00pm Wine Dinner featuring Pollak Vineyards | $60 per person | 5 wines paired with 5 courses | Reservations Are Required
Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons here in the Shenandoah Valley, and people come from all over the world to witness its breathtaking views. But that’s not all it has to offer! ”Virginia is America’s hot new wine region,” and it’s getting a lot of attention from the likes of Forbes Magazine, The New York Times and Southern Living Magazine, just to name a few. With an attractive wine-growing region where “rolling countryside with a distinct rural charm, small towns, antique shops, local eateries and friendly residents” are abundant, we are privileged to have it all in our own backyard.
So, every October, while we enjoy all the natural splendor of the Valley, we devote our appreciation to all of the diligent people in the wine industry who work in the vineyards, wineries and cellars across the state who continue to impress the world with Virginia wine.
This October, we are so delighted to host a wine dinner with award winning Pollak Vineyards, a small family owned winery west of Charlottesville and Crozet. Owners, Margo and David Pollak, created Pollak Vineyards because of their shared passion for wine and the potential to create great wines from well-sited and meticulously maintained vineyards here in the Valley. After visiting the vineyard and tasting all of their wines, it is clear that the Pollaks have accomplished just that!
To make the evenings even more special, Pollak’s winemaker, Benoit Pineau, will be joining us as sommelier for both wine dinners. Winemaker at Pollak since 2011, Benoit has brought his extensive education and experience in the field from France, Australia and California to Virginia, and we are so glad he did! He directs all aspects of vineyard management and wine production, and his clear sincerity and bold simplicity in winemaking is what gives all of Pollak’s estate grown fruit the finesse and balance of the traditional French varietals.
We hope you will be able to join us for these exciting Virginia Wine Dinners!
Ashley Esposito, Manager
Emilio Amato, Owner
Pollak Rose, 2011
Course 1: Shrimp and Scallops sauteed in a white wine lemon caper sauce served with garlic butter crostini
Paired with Pollak Chardonnay, 2015
Course 2: Creamy fresh Burrata with an orange tomato relish over mixed greens
Paired with Pollak Pinot Gris, 2015
Course 3: Mushroom ravioli Cacciatora with black olive, mushroom and rosemary
Paired with Pollak Cabernet Franc, 2014
Course 4: Steak Au Poivre accompanied by potato and Gruyere croquettes and rainbow microgreens
Paired with Pollak Meritage, 2013
Course 5: Peach gelato, made fresh from Split Banana, with hazelnut biscotti and whipped cream
Paired with Pollak Mille Fleurs, 2011