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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.
Harvest Wine Dinner
There is no better time to dine in the Finger Lakes. We are the tree the Big Apple grows on. A plethora of fresh vegetables, meats and dairy are used during this incredibly fresh and bountiful havest time. Our fresh ingredients are grown and produced locally and delivered to us, in some cases, the very same day. Our chef works with producers from across the street and around the region. Together with the freshness of the season and his very creative culinary skills plus the wine from this terroir, this is a wine dinner not to miss. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot . $76.15 per person, includes tax and gratuity.
1st – Country Pate-
Rustic terrine of local pork, pitt ham, house smoked bacon and herbs and spices. Thinly sliced with fresh baked artisan bread and served with herbed dijon and braised kale.
Knapp Winery, 2015 Pinot Noir & Zugibe Vineyards, 2015 Gruner Veltliner
2nd- Butternut Squash Bisque-
Velvety Butternut squash, cream, herbs and spices spiked with Knapp Seyval Blanc and Red Jacket cider. Finished with maple spice crème fraiche.
Knapp Winery, 2016 Finger Lakes Chardonnay &
Glenora Wine Cellars, 2016 Seyval Blanc
3rd- Beet & Chevre-
Roasted beets and herbed Chevre tower, baby arugula salad and squash seed oil vinaigrette
Knapp Winery, 2016 Cabernet Franc &
Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2013 Dry Riesling
Entreme- Cherry Ginger Granita
4th- Seared Duck
Pan seared duck breast served over white truffle risotto cake with wild mushroom and herb ragout.
Knapp Winery, 2015 Merlot &
Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
5th Course- Maple, pumpkin & Brandy Bread Pudding
Rich bread pudding spiked with Knapp Brandy and rich swirls of spices intertwined with roasted pumpkin and local maple. Served with Cayuga Creamery’s vanilla bean ice cream and whipped fresh cream.
Knapp Winery NV, Ruby Port & Knapp Winery Brandy Apple Cider.
Blues Night Wine Dinner
Blue Potatoes, Blueberries, Blue Cheese, Blue Fin Tuna, Blue Point Oyster, Blue Corn Tortillas, … you get the idea. The theme is a challenge for our chef and to infuse a bit of blue either by color or by ingredient in each dinner course. All along listening to a couple of Blues Performers. It should be a night of great food, song and of course premium wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot. $76.15 per person includes tax and gratutity.
All Wrapped Up Wine Dinner
It’s December so of course presents come to mind. Imagine your dinner full of presents! All dishes will be wrapped up in the likes of puff pastry, filo, bacon, 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. $76.15 per person includes tax and gratuity.