CAKEBREAD CELLARS WINE DINNER

24-Jul-2018

Balaban's will host a 5-Course wine pairing dinner on Sunday, August 19th beginning at 6:30 PM featuring the one of kind wines from Cakebread Cellars.  


Cakebread Wine Cellars

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19th

6:30 PM

Since its founding in 1973 by Jack and Dolores Cakebread, Cakebread Cellars has been famous for its warm, gracious hospitality and unmatched wines. Cakebread Cellars has vineyard properties located throughout Napa Valley and a location in the Anderson Valley. The winery ranches surrounding the production facility in Rutherford are where it all began in 1973. Cakebread is known for innovative wine growing strategies and technologies. Over the years, these have included night-harvesting to ensure the grapes arrive at the winery in pristine condition; whole-cluster pressing of white grapes to enhance juice and wine freshness and varietal intensity; and aging Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay in barrel on its spent yeast, a traditional French practice known as sur lie which produces a very rich, creamy style of Chardonnay.

Join us for a Five Course Dinner perfectly paired with selected Cakebread Wines

Guests will be greeted with a Glass of Sparkling Wine and an Appetizer Reception

$110 per person plus tax and gratuity

Reservations Required 636-449-6700

A credit card number will be required to confirm your reservation. Credit Cards will be charged for the full amount of the reserved seats unless the reservation cancelled prior to Noon the Friday before the event.


1st Course

SCALLOP CEVICHE SERVED ON GRAPE LEAVES
2016 Cakebread Chardonnay - Napa Valley, California
The nose offers vivid, creamy aromas of green and golden apple, pear, and citrus with supporting scents of beeswax and mineral. Full-bodied and vibrant on the palate, with bright, intense, apple, citrus, and melon flavors, our 2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay is remarkably persistent on the palate, culminating in a long finish showcasing pleasing spice, yeast and mineral tones. Released soon after bottling, it will hit its stride after 6-8 months, and reward 5-7 years’ aging.

2nd Course

GRAVLAX WITH RYE CROUTON AND NAPPA CABBAGE SALAD
2016 Cakebread Two Creeks Pinot Noir - Napa Valley, California
Fragrant aromas of sweet black cherry, raspberry, and rose petal introduce the rich, pure fruit of this fresh and lively pinot noir. Dense mid-palate flavors of ripe black cherry, red cherry, strawberry and plum, supported by fine, supple tannins, offer a layered complexity and glide into a round, long finish highlighting bright raspberry, cherry and mineral tones. Delicious now, this lovely pinot noir will develop additional complexity with another 3-5 years of bottle age.

3rd Course

SAUTEED PORK MEDALLIONS WITH RED PEPPER CITRUS SAUCE, SERVED WITH ROASTED RED PEPPERS AND SPINACH
2014 Cakebread Mullan Road Red - Walla Walla, Washington
Fresh blackberries, plum skin and fresh juniper berries intermixed with dried strawberry and sandalwood. Swirling brings up ripe black currants, baking spice and crème de cassis. The palate is dense and polished with superfine tannins and great length. It’s mouthwateringly fresh with ripe but restrained fruit and terrific presence.

4th Course

GRILLED BISON LOIN WITH SWEET CORN PUREE AND PICKLED PEPPERS
2014 Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California
Dense, concentrated aromas of ripe boysenberry, blackberry, dark plum and cassis, with a hint of spice, preface intense, deeply concentrated, blackberry, blackcurrant and dark cherry flavors, culminating in a long finish shot through with a blackberry fruitiness. With a superb balance of rich fruit, bright acidity and polished tannins, this youthful cabernet sauvignon merits another 7-10 years of bottle aging, although no one who opens it sooner will be disappointed.

Dessert

CHEESE PLATE – SANGAMON, HONEY ALMOND GOAT CHEESE, AND TALEGGIO
2011 Dows Late Bottled Vintage Port - Portugal
On the nose very intense, with aromas of ripe fruits such as cassis, combined with rockrose and peppery spice. On the palate, very powerful and full bodied, fresh and well-structured, with flavors of blackberries and hints of chocolate. Long and slightly dry finish.


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