We've just announced the specially-designed menu for Michael's Presqu’ile Wine Dinner set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 24 in Michael's Wine Cellar. Taste the "Best of Show" 2012 Presqu'ile Winery Chardonnay* and seven additional wines from this prized California property!Enjoy a special opportunity to meet owner & winemaker Matt Murphy from Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria Valley, CA. Created by two transverse mountain ranges on the Pacific Coast, Santa Maria Valley provides a unique west-to-east flow of cool marine breezes ideal for producing exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Wines from this true family-owned and operated boutique property have just recently become available in Florida. Please join us to welcome these fantastic California wines to Florida! $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here to make reservations online or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229.
Presqu’ile Wine Dinner Menu Passed Hors d'Oeuvres Crab Imperial Gratin with Corn, Potatoes, Tarragon Crème Fraiche and Lemon Zest
Moroccan Pork Belly Slider
Grilled Diver Scallop Apple Endive Salad & Crayfish Vinaigrette
Pan-Seared Yellow Tail SnapperGreen Lip Mussels Skewer, Tomato & Onion Jam with Mussel Bisque
Asian BBQ Duck Breast
Yukon Potato Cake, Roasted Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Buttered Salsify & Black Truffle Demi-Reduction
Spiced Venison Saddle
White and Brown Beech Mushrooms, Ginger-Sweet Potato Purée,
Pinot Noir & Xocopili Demi Reduction
Caramelized Apple Crepe Soufflé with Quince Compote
*On December 1, 2014, The Sarasota-Manatee Originals hosted “Top of the Class," a wine competition for the 2015 Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival. A panel of 16 area-based wine experts tasted nearly 300 wine entries from Forks & Corks’ participating wineries from around the world. The judges, each of whom sampled about 60 wines apiece, spent nearly eight hours evaluating the wines before coming up with the top winners. The two "Best of Show" wines selected are the 2012 Presqu'ile Winery Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley, CA; and the 2007 Zenato Cresasso from Veneto, Italy.