Susie Selby, proprietor of Selby Winery in Healdsburg, CA, is one of my favorite winemakers. Her wines are flawless, and she's a terrific, talented, interesting person. She does everything at her winery from make the wines to drive forklifts. Next Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00 PM, Susie will be on hand at Meditrina for a five-course wine dinner featuring four of Selby's wines. Here is the tentative menu and wine pairings:
1st course: Seared Sea Scallops, parsley fennel coulis, red pepper gremolata. (’09 Sauvignon Blanc)
2nd course: Butternut Squash Bisque, lemon-roasted pepitas, chive oil (’08 Chardonnay)
3rd course: Duck Fat Seared Beef Tenderloin, celerac puree, winter kale, port wine juniper pan sauce (’06 Azevedo Cabernet)
4th course: Point Reyes Bleu Cheese with candied almonds (’08 “Bobcat” Zinfandel)
5th course: Spiced Chocolate Pot de Crme (’08 “Bobcat” Zinfandel)
The cost is $40 for food and $30 for the wine pairings (plus tax and a 20% gratuity). Reservations, which are essential, can be made by calling 801-485-2055.