SARASOTA, Fla. — After a more than two-year hiatus, Sage Restaurant recently announced its popular wine dinner series will be returning this month with its first event scheduled for Tuesday, March 15 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Presented by executive chef Christopher Covelli, the evening will consist of a four-course dinner that will be expertly paired with wines from Shannon Family of Wines. Clay Shannon, proprietor and viticulturist of Shannon Family of Wines, will be in attendance, and guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with him.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer these exclusive and highly popular events again to our guests,” said Covelli. “We put them on hold due to the pandemic and received many requests to bring them back, and we now feel this is the perfect time.”
The evening will begin with a reception that features select appetizers, including curry chicken tikka fritters and crab potato cubes with smoked paprika aioli. The four-course meal will be comprised of spiced seared foie gras with a roasted cashew puree; slow butter poached lobster and scallop duo with potato, onion and fennel, and bruleed sliced lamb with parsnip puree and a star anis demi-glace. Guests will conclude their meal with a walnut bread encrusted gelato with walnut and foie gras liquor.
Throughout the evening, each course will be expertly paired with wines from the Shannon Family collection. The Shannon Family of Wines portfolio includes Buck Shack, Clay Shannon, Giannecchini, High Valley, OVIS, Shannon Ridge, Steele Wines and Urgency.
Located in Lake County just north of the Napa Valley, Shannon Family of Wines recently won the California Green Medal Environment Award and is continuing to incorporate new and familiar ways of minimizing their impact on the environment. These efforts and accomplishments have established Shannon Family of Wines as an industry leader in sustainability, making them one of the largest 100 percent certified organic mountain-grown vineyards in the United States by July of 2022.
“Our efforts are both holistic and dynamic, combining carbon sequestering practices with permaculture initiatives and energy efficiency applications,” said winemaker and owner Clay Shannon. “We are pioneering change and setting industry standards in an ongoing effort to improve the way we treat the planet and its swiftly dwindling resources.”
The all-inclusive wine dinner is $190 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. For reservations, call Sage Restaurant at 941-445-5660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located at 1216 First Street, Sage Restaurant brings a unique international culinary experience to its downtown location. Guests are treated to worldly cuisine with carefully curated and inspired cocktails. Sage’s menu is seasonally inspired with ingredients and cooking styles from around the world. Award-winning Executive Chef Christopher Covelli has experience cooking in seven different countries and brings authenticity to every dish, creating the ultimate culinary experience for guests. His approach to the menu is similar to the building itself, with a strong sense of place and romance that creates a warm and inviting ambiance with rich character and attention to every detail. For more information, visit SageSRQ.com.
About Shannon Family of Wines
The Shannon family is committed to preserving their land, not only for the great vineyard sites but also for the bear, elk, mountain lions, eagles and other creatures which live there. Of their approximately 2,500 acres, only about 40% have been converted to vineyards. The balance of the land has been preserved for the wildlife which wanders through the property from the expansive wilderness areas adjoining the ranches. The vineyards were carefully planned out, leaving corridors open to migrating animals, protecting sensitive nesting areas, and will be 100% Certified Organically farmed this year. For more information on Shannon Family of Wines, visit www.shannonfamilyofwines.com and follow them on Facebook, and Instagram.
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