Aliante Casino to host exclusive 'Tour of Napa'
June 09, 2016 3:00 AM
by Staff & Wire Reports
MRKT Sea & Land inside Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, a AAA Four Diamond resort, will host an exclusive “Tour of Napa” wine pairing dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. The dinner will be hosted by Master Sommelier Joe Phillips and feature eight courses and wine selections from multiple wineries in Napa Valley, California.
Priced at $100 per person, MRKT Chef Raymond Mansour will begin the specialty meal with a cheese course including camembert, Gouda and parmesan, paired with a Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs. The second course will consist of a cold cucumber soup with light melon and floral notes, paired with a Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc. The third and final starter course will feature a cured snapper crudo, with fresh snapper dressed in olive oil with English cucumber, exotic fruits, Asian pear and a citrus yuzu juice puree, served with a Caymus Conundrum.
The meal will continue with butter poached lobster with Yukon potato gnocchi, chanterelle mushroom and lobster jus, served alongside a Charles Krug Chardonnay. For the intermezzo, a strawberry lemonade popsicle will be served.
Following the intermezzo, guests will enjoy a course of spicy quail with crimson lentils and caramelized Cipollini onions, paired with a Napa Cellars Pinot Noir. The main entrée course will feature a prosciutto wrapped veal, served with artichokes and sauce beurre rouge, to be enjoyed with Opus One. The dessert course will offer an olive oil cake featuring moist cake with citrus summer peach compote and cardamom ice cream, paired with Joseph Phelps Eisrebe.
Phillips, a 10-year master sommelier, will be speaking at the dinner and answer any questions guests may have on the pairings.