Once a month Knapp Vineyard Restaurant hosts an evening wine dinner complete with sparkling reception and a five course dinner. Gene Pierce famously sabers the tops of Glenora Wine Cellars sparkling wine in the Knapp Barrel Room and serves it to our guests in frosted champagne glasses. Our Executive Chef, John McNabb prepares a gourmet meal sourcing most of his ingredients from local farms which includes our very own estate grown vegetables in season. The menu for each month can take us from one end of the world to another or simply be fun and scrumptious. The portions are generous and each course is served with a white and a red wine. The wines served include Knapp premium wines, Glenora Wine Cellar Wines and vinifera wines from our friends at Zugibe Vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake. It is a Finger Lakes experience not to miss.
- Beef, Barrel and Blues is a fantastic combination for a great afternoon in Finger Lakes wine country. Build your own burger- an 8oz angus grilled burger and choose the cheese and gourmet trimmings yourself. Pair it with a sampling of our winemakers choice in a Knapp glass and you get to keep the glass too. All this in a rustic winery atmosphere with live blues music from the Blue Gills. Music is free, wine and food sold separately.
When asked, “What are your signature dishes?” Our chef shies away from a definitive answer, because he has close connections with many of the dishes he creates. These monthly wine dinners are ways for him to express his creativity and explore techniques and foods that he feels people will enjoy. If you had to define the kind of chef he is, you would have to say that he cooks for the people. This dinner, scheduled during the height of harvest promises to be a gastronomical experience not to miss, as he works with local products to create flavors of the Finger Lakes that all of us will enjoy. This five course 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
Chef's Signature Wine Dinner Menu
1st Course- Duck Arancini
Ground duck in a parmesan risotto ball fried golden brown in a pool of hoisin poblano sauce
Zugibe Vineyard, 2013 Pinot Noir & Knapp Winery, 2012 Sangiovese
2nd Course- Mushroom Merlot Soup
Creamy wild mushroom soup spiked with Merlot, balsamic vinegar and dill. Finished with an aged balsamic reduction and quenelle of
wild mushroom duxellles
Knapp Winery, 2012 Merlot &
Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2011 Cabernet Franc
3rd Course- Short Ribs
Slow Roasted short ribs with a Cabernet and roasted onion demi glace and creamy Muranda Farms Blue cheese and Farmer Ground creamy polenta
Knapp Winery,2011 Lemberger & Glenora Wine Cellars, 2013 Syrah
4th Course- Stuffed Pork Loin
Local Pork loin medallion stuffed with a cranberry, fig, chevre and brioche stuffing. Served in a pool of tarragon and maple spiked butternut squash puree and herb roasted potatoes
Knapp Winery, 2014 Seyval Blanc &
Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2013 Pinot Noir Blanc
5th Course- Pots De Crème
Local honey and lavender Pot De Crème served with rosewater whipped cream and a maple tuile
Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2012 Late Harvest Riesling &
Glenora Wine Cellars, 2014 Riesling Ice Wine
$74.90 per person incudes tax and gratuity
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.
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.