Airlie Culinary Director Jeff Witte has paired the bounty of the summer garden with the refreshing wine of Marterella Wineryas part of their continuing Winemaker Dinner Series. The collaboration will take place on Friday, August 22 at 6 p.m.
The evening will start off in the picturesque Local Food Project organic garden on the grounds of Airlie and continue at the Airlie Pavilion.
Winemaker Kate Marterella and Witte have planned an outstanding five-course meal combining several of Marterella’s favorite selections with Witte’s local farm selected courses.
The menu includes:
House-Made and Local Charcuterie, Local Artisan Cheeses
Local Food Project organic garden inspired canapé
Rosé, Cabernet Franc 2009
Virginia Craft Beer Selections
Housemade Artisan Breads
Local fruit and vegetable preserves, Airlie honey butter
Chilled Airlie Garden Vegetable Chowder
Local mushroom and garden vegetable terrine, local quail egg, local fromage frais
Vidal Blanc 2010
Skillet Blacked Diver Scallop and Virginia Peach Study
Local peach coulis, deconstructed peach chutney,
fennel & peach salad, garden chile
Pinot Grigio 2010
Chef’s Delightful Seasonal Intermezzo
Pasture-Raised Croftburn Farm NY Strip Steak & Potatoes
Hickory kissed strip steak, dutch oven garden onion, meritage espagnole local corn-bread 7 garden potato mousse with garden green onion oil
Southern Threesome Delight
Local berry shortcake, Virginia peach cobbler, local nectarine upside-down cake
‘Grace’ Riesling-Vidal Blanc
The dinner includes a five-course chef’s dinner and paired wines for $110 per person. Airlie also offers a Vintner’s Package for $375, which includes dinner for two, overnight accommodations for two, and breakfast the next morning. Taxes and gratuities not included. For more information and reservations visit www.airlie.com/winemakers or call 540-347-1300.
Taken from a press release.
Contact: Dianne Murphy