If you've ever attended a wine dinner with the affable Deanna Eames, who represents Oregon's Willamette Valley Vineyards, you know that these events are as fun as they are informative.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Deanna will be back in town to co-host a Willamette Valley Vineyards wine dinner with Meditrina Small Plates & Wine Bar. This is a diversion from Meditrina's monthly wine "socials" -- a full, four-course dinner featuring four special-order wines and limited to 30 guests.
The tentative menu and pairings are as follows:
Pan-seared scallop with cauliflower puree, roasted red pepper coulis & brown butter + WVV Chardonnay
Sweet-potato soup with charred marshmallows and toasted hazelnuts + WVV "Estate" Pinot Noir
Duck confit and pumpkin polenta with roasted root vegetables & red wine reduction + WVV "Tualatin" Pinot Noir
White-wine-poached pear and pineapple sabayon with almond praline + WVV Riesling
Also, Jen at Meditrina says that she's happy to offer a vegetarian option for this menu providing that they are alerted upon reservation.
The Willamette Valley Vineyards wine dinner at Meditrina will run from 7 to 9 p.m.. The cost per person is $40 for the four-course dinner and $40 for the wine pairings.
Be sure to call ahead for reservations at 801-485-2055.