Enjoy a special selection of fine wines from Washington State with dishes featuring fish to fowl created to complement each wine
Tampa, FL (May 26, 2017) – Fine wines from Washington state’s Columbia Crest winery expertly paired with five exceptional courses will be featured at a special dinner June 14 at Pelagia Trattoria.
Pelagia Trattoria Executive Chef Brett Gardiner’s menu is designed to complement the featured wines with dishes perfectly paired with each pour.
Juan Muñoz-Oca, head winemaker at Columbia Crest Winery, will be the guest host for the evening to highlight wines as they are presented with each course. Located along the Columbia River in eastern Washington, Columbia Crest Winery (https://www.columbiacrest.com) is recognized as the leading producer of acclaimed, high-quality wines from that region.
In 2009, Columbia Crest became the first winery from Washington to rank #1 on Wine Spectator’s list of leading wines from around the world. The esteemed winery is also credited with producing more wines rated 90 or above than any other brand.
The wine dinner begins at 7 p.m. and features the following pairings:
2014 Grand Estates Pinot Gris (Columbia Valley)
This light and lively Pinot Gris opens with vibrant lime-citrus and pineapple aromas. Following are vivid peach, pear and tropical fruit flavors joined by subtle nutty and spicy nuances, all balanced by crisp acidity.
Hama Hama Oyster Crudo with Florida watermelon, heirloom radish, shishito peppers and micro marigolds
2014 H3 Chardonnay (Horse Heaven Hills)
This elegant, medium-bodied chardonnay opens with aromas of spiced pear and freshly sliced apples with notes of blossoms and honey. Hints of toasty coconut join flavors of white orchard fruits, pineapple, grapefruit and sweet oak, ending with a lengthy finish of creamy vanilla.
Cedar Plank Faroe Island Salmon prepared with a honey spice lacquer, quinoa eggplant caviar and pomegranate
2014 H3 Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills)
This medium-bodied merlot delivers aromas of spice and blackberry with the perfect balance of earth, cocoa and ripe cherry notes on the palate. The complex flavors are followed by a smooth, velvety finish.
Niman Ranch Lamb Braciole with toasted pignoli nuts, romano, crispy sage and sweet corn polenta
2012 Reserve Walter Clare Red Wine (Columbia Valley)
This wine is dedicated to the lifelong work of Washington’s pioneering viticultural researcher who shaped the state’s wine industry and is recognized as the founding father of Washington wines. It is aged in new French oak for 26 months.
Maple Leaf Duck Breast with Rainier cherries, beluga lentils and confit shallots
2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley)
Delivers textured spicy oak intertwined with abundant black cherry and sweet black currant dark fruit flavors. The elegant, seductive fleshy mid-palate leads to an expressive, lingering finish.
Wild Boar* Ragu with house made garganelli, cipollini onions and royal trumpet mushrooms (wild boar from Durham Ranch in Wyoming)
Rounding out the repast will be a chef’s selection of mignardises.
Tickets are $65 person (tax and gratuity are not included). For reservations, go to https://www.opentable.com/pelagia-trattoria-reservations-tampa?restref=3311&d=06%2F14%2F2017%207%3A00%20PM.
Pelagia Trattoria at The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is located at 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. (or 2223 N. West Shore Blvd.), Tampa, FL, 33607. For information, or reservations, call 813-313-3235 or go to www.pelagiatrattoria.com.
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