Wednesday, August 1st is the date for our Northwest Totem Cellars Winemaker Dinner. This six-course meal will be paired with five of the winery’s big, luscious reds. They’re great for barbecuing – burgers, beef, backyard gatherings – but Chef Bill is creating what we call a “big” menu of bold flavors.
You’ll enjoy visiting with winemaker Mike Sharadin too. He’s just an “everyday guy” who loves coming to San Juan Island to camp at the county park, but he’s got a burning passion for red wines. Though he’s actually vegan, he makes the most amazing reds and Bordeaux-style blends which pair well with proteins that are meatier than mushrooms. Owner, winemaker, barrel washer, one-man show et al, Mike will enlighten you on Washington wines, his own voyage as a small producer, and will share with you the passion that has fueled his love of the grape. Ask him about his choice of eco-friendly glass wine stoppers in place of cork.
Here’s a sneak peak at the evening’s fare:
- Grenache with its interesting cinnamon qualities will be paired with scallops and a seasonal fruit
- Qu-né (pronounced KO-nay), a blend of cab frac, cab syrah, and petite verdot, with notes of chocolate and black cherry finishing with white pepper paired with a salmon roulade
- Sangiovese belongs with Chef Bill’s house-made pasta
- Syrah, again with cherries and black fruit flavors, will complement braised lamb
- Cabernet Sauvignon, with full aromas of black cherry, vanilla and coffee, practically cries out for chocolate, but Chef Bill will add a surprise twist to that for dessert
Call or email for reservations, (360) 378-6330, firstname.lastname@example.org. 6-9pm; $45 p/p and $25 p/p for optional wine pairing, plus tax and gratuity; full menu will be posted at http://cohorestarant.com/specials the last week of July, but don’t delay, seating is limited.
By the way, our private label house wines, Coho Mona and Coho Syrah, are products of Mike’s careful creation.« Previous Page