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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.
Seafood, Cajun and music… Nothing sounds better than a pile high pan full of shrimp, potatoes, and corn spiced up just right with nothing but your fingers to lick when all is done—at least to some of us this is our idea of heaven. This is the tease because our Executive Chef John McNabb always likes to put a bit of a twist in his menus. So, though you might need a fork you will experience a luscious seafood experience fashioned after the traditional Louisiana Boils with a back drop of live Zydeco music. This is a five course meal folks paired with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot. $78.75pp, includes tax and gratuity.
1st course- Muffaletta Panzanella
Toasted seeded Italian, field greens, Mortadella, salami, sharp provolone, mozzarella, olive salad, herbed tomato concassé and oregano & white balsamic vinaigrette
Knapp Winery, 2017 Finger Lakes Chardonnay (Concrete Fermented) Glenora Wine Cellars, 2017 Seyval Blanc
2nd Course- Gumbo
Chicken, Shrimp and andouille sausage gumbo with frizzled Bermuda onion and crab hush puppy
Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2014 Pinot Noir &
Knapp Winery, 2017 Dry Riesling
3rd Course- Crawfish & Shrimp Étouff e
Cajun mirepoix and crawfish tails in a light spiced thickened seafood potage, served over fragrant saffron jasmine rice
Chateau Lafayette Reneau, NV Seyval Chardonnay & Zugibe Vineyards, 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
4th Course- Traditional Cajun Shrimp Boil
Gulf Shrimp, new potatoes, fresh local corn, haricots vert, lemon, creole spices and bay leaves boiled and served family style with herbed drawn butter
Knapp Winery, 2017 Pinot Gris &
Chateau LaFayette Reneau,2017 Dry Riesling
Entremets- Cucumber Vodka and Watermelon Shandy
5th Course- Doberge cake
Layered cake alternating with fillings of Bananas Foster Custard and rich chocolate and chickory, covered in chocolate ganache with sweetened cream and burnt caramel sauce.
Café Au Lait & Knapp Winery Brandy
The garlic kiss—either you love it or you hate it. There are many health benefits of garlic and when used in culinary delights from Chef McNabb, the dinner might just fix what ails you. From the onset of the first course to the final crumbs of the last course, those who enjoy the aroma, and taste of garlic will thoroughly enjoy this flavorful dinner. This is a five -course meal paired with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot $76.25, includes tax and gratuity
Steamed, poached, grilled, baked and broiled, sea food seasoned with olive oil, lemon, basil, thyme, garlic, onion, tomatoes and accompanied by fresh asparagus, root vegetables and greens is the theme of this delectable night. Just reading about this brings the aromatic goodness to your senses. In Chef John’s signature way of creating memorable wine dinners, his culinary prowess will ignite your sense of taste and guide you through the deliciousness of the sea. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. $78.75 includes tax and gratuity.
We are the tree the Big Apple grows on. There is no better time to dine in the Finger Lakes. 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 fivecourse 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. $76.25 includes tax and gratuity.
This dinner is paired with wine and music. Each course will feature a music inspired entre from songs like- I Left My Heart in San Francisco featuring sourdough bread or Cry Me a River might include a salmon dish and Georgia on My Mind will dictate a peachy entree. Taste of Honey will conclude with a dessert surprise. Whatever the song, the inspiration will be a delicious food and sound experience. Live music is included at this wine dinner. This five-course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars
All Wrapped Up- It’s December and presents, lots of 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. $76.25 includes tax and gratuity