Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Farm To Table Wine Dinner At Pairings On May 2 To Feature Chef Jeff Fisher And Top Winemakers

Grapes KelownaThe second in the series of Farm to Table Dinners at Pairings, Ohio's Wine and Culinary Experience in Geneva, Ohio is scheduled for May 2. Star Chef Jeff Fisher, a rising star on the Cleveland culinary scene, will prepare a five –course meal featuring award-winning wines and locally-sourced food.

Winemakers Bill & Michelle Bakan from Maize Valley in Hartville
and Mike and Carol Williams from The Winery at Versailles in Darke County will collaborate with Chef Fisher on a memorable dining experience.  The meal will include locally sourced foods from:

  • Shady Hill Farms,Ltd, Newberry  [meet farmer Ben Calkins himself!] - lamb
  • Milgate Farm, Ashtabula County - pork
  • Brunty Farms, Cuyahoga Valley Park Heritage Farm - eggs
  • Lake Erie Creamery, Cleveland - goat cheese 

THE MENU:
To welcome you: 
Sparkling Peach Mist from the Winery at Versailles

First Course:
Bacon and eggs, homemade smoked slab bacon, pickled red onion and mixed greens with a chardonnay Parmesan dressing served with a blend of Frontenac and Cabernet Sauvignon from Maize Valley

Then

Spring pea soup with mint and cream fresh served with Maize Valley's Reserve Blanc

And

Hand rolled gnocchi, galette with lamb boulognese, house made manacatta, sheeps's milk ricotta served with Maize Valley signature blend of Merlot, Cabernete Sauvignon and Petit Syrah:  Big Red Pecker

And

Crisp pork belly, wild picked ramps boudins, butternut puree, caramelized ramp jus


The Finale

Blackberry lemon curd tarts with goat cheese ice cream with Schwaratzbereen from The Winery at Versailles.  

Pairings, Ohio's Wine and Culinary Experience is located at 50 Park Street. Geneva. Cost is $75 per person or $145 a couple. Special Chef's table seating -- only 4 available:  $100 per person or $195 per couple. For reservations go to OhioWines.org

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