A Taste of Ponte

July 22, 2008 No comments » [ssba]

Ponte Wine Club Members have a new reason to celebrate thier membership. Starting on Saturday, August 2nd, members will have the chance to participate in A Taste of Ponte, a brand new food and wine pairing experience. Guests at A Taste of Ponte will dine in the newly opened Reserve Room, an intimate structure that boasts an open patio and veranda overlooking Ponte’s vineyards. Parties will be seated and served “family-style”, a common dining method in European countries where guests sit with their party as well as others to encourage socializing and meeting new friends. The 3-course menus are designed by Steve Stawinski, Executive Chef at the Smokehouse Restaurant and change every weekend. An advocate of seasonal, local ingredients, Chef Steve will choose his courses according to whatever is fresh and will also choose 6 Ponte wine tastings to accompany each dish.

The entire dining experience will last two hours and will conclude with a “gondola ride” through the vineyards, hosted by a Ponte Winery associate, where guests can sip the last of their wine and take in incredible mountain and vineyard views.

A Taste of Ponte will take place every Saturday and Sunday, starting on August 2nd. There are two seatings every Saturday at 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm. There is also one seating every Sunday at 1:30 pm.

A Taste of Ponte is open to Ponte Wine Club Members only and is $35 per person. This price includes tax and gratuity. Tickets must be purchased in advance on Ponte’s website, by phone or in person at Ponte Winery. Click here to view August’s menu.

Menu 1: August 2nd and 3rd

Starter: Chilled cucumber and melon soup with pink peppercorn and cilantro. Paired with Graciela

Main Course: Roast pork tenderloin with red plum relish and herb couscous salad. Paired with Dolcetto

Dessert: Grilled peach melba with tarragon-vanilla ice cream and micro mint. Paired with Ariana

*Menus are subject to change

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