Fromage, Fomaggio, Queso….Cheese in any language is utterly delightful. The rise of the many cheeseries in the Finger Lakes have inspired our chef to create a five course dinner using the variety of savory, rich and delectable cheeses in a wide variety of flavors and textures that are locally available. This dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.
1st Course- Poached Pear & Chevre Salad
Riesling and ginger poached pear over honey tarragon dressed baby arugula with First Light Chevre crumbles and roasted grapes
Knapp 2014 KV Estate Dry Riesling & Zugibe Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir
2nd Course- Cauliflower Bacon Bleu soup
A creamy blend of roasted cauliflower, house smoked bacon, Cascazilla beer, and Muranda Farms blue cheese served with Blue Cheese gougueres
Knapp 2013 Sangiovese & Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2013 Syrah
3rd Course- Shrimp, Crab and Lobster Mac & Cheese
Hillcrest Dairy baby swiss and Monterey Jack Cheeses and Craigs Station Dill Havarti Cheese in a creamy and rich Béchamel sauce with ditallini pasta, topped with crab meat, shrimp and lobster meat and toasted buttered bread crumbs.
Zugibe Vineyards, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
& Glenora Wine Cellars, 2013 Pinot Blanc, Concrete Egg
Entremets- Brandied Apple Cider Granita
4th Course- Apple, Sausage & Brie Stuffed Chicken
Fresh local chicken breast stuffed with brie, Schrader’s pork sausage, spiced apples and baby spinach. Served over shaved braised Brussel sprouts and finished with a Fontina Cheese sauce and fried green onions.
Knapp Winery, 2011 Lemberger & Zugibe Vineyard, 2013 Chardonnay
5th Course- Salted Caramel and Pumpkin cheesecake Pots
Petite Salted Caramel and pumpkin Cheese cake spiked with Knapp Brandy and Crosswinds Farms Morning Glory. Finished with a rich salted caramel sauce with Brandy & Spice Whipped Cream
Knapp Brandied Red Jacket Hot Apple Cider & Glenora Whippletree Hard Cider
Low and Slow Wine Dinner- The Slow Food movement lives at Knapp. Consider that some of these dishes will have been cooked and simmered for twelve to twenty four hours which will create succulent and incredibly flavorful dishes like hearty beef brisket, or ossobuco, root vegetable stews all cooked the way all our food should always be cooked on a low flame and slow. Don’t miss this back to basic dinner paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.
It’s December so of course presents come to mind. Imagine your dinner full of presents as all dishes will be somehow wrapped up in the likes of puff pastry, phyllo, bacon and en papillote. Expect an aromatic and dazzling display of distinctive foods –all wrapped up. The only thing missing will be the bow! This five-course dinner will be served with Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.