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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.
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.
1st- Pear and Gorgonzola tart
Caramelized pears, gorgonzola and red onion puff pastry tart baked and drizzled with a tart cherry and balsamic reduction with fresh arugula salad
Knapp Winery, 2017 Unoaked Cabernet Franc & Glenora Wine Cellars 2017,Semi-Dry Riesling
2nd- Acorn and Butternut Squash Bisque
Roasted acorn and butternut squash, local apple cider, spiked with warm spices and tarragon. Finished with a spiced crème fraiche and roasted apple chutney.
Chateau Lafayette Reneau, NV Seyval Chardonnay & Knapp Winery, 2016 Pinot Noir
3rd- Osso Bucco Arancini
Braised veal shank mixture in parmesan risotto and fried golden brown, served in roasted vegetable puree with gremolata
Knapp Winery, 2016 Meritage & Chateau Lafayette Reneau ,2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
4th- Seared duck with blueberry Aigre Doux
Seared duck breast slices served over sweet potato puree with a blueberry aigre doux sauce and frizzled brussels sprouts.
Knapp Winery, 2017 Semi-Sweet Riesling & Zugibe Vineyards, 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
5th Course- Pumpkin Crème Brulee
Chai and pumpkin Crème Brulée, spiced sweetened whipped cream and star anise sabayon
Knapp Brandied cider & Trestle Creek Hard Cider
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