A California Wine Dinner

with Hugh Davies of Schramsberg Sparkling Wines & Davies Vineyards & An Ohio Apple Tasting with Ben Gammie of Quarry Hill Orchards

Thursday, September 23, 2021 • 6:30pm

Join us Thursday, September 23, 2021, as we welcome proprietor Hugh Davis of Schramsberg and J. Davies wineries. Also, we invited Ben Gammie of Quarry Hill Orchards to showcase a selection of his apples. Apples and Sparkling wine happen to be a great match. This dinner features five courses matched with eleven wines. Do not miss this dinner as it features one of America’s premiere producers if you love sparkling wine.

Schramsberg Vineyards

For over 50 years, Schramsberg Vineyards has been committed to crafting extraordinary sparkling wines. Living and working on the Napa Valley Diamond Mountain property, the Davies family and Schramsberg team have focused on creating wines that reflect the passion and experience of the people behind each bottle.

Schramsberg’s founders, Jack and Jamie Davies were determined to seek out a simpler, more meaningful life. In 1965, after a yearlong search, they discovered a run-down winery on the mountainside above St. Helena. The 19th-century Victorian mansion presided over the tangled remains of once stately gardens and underground cellars. The historic Schramsberg property had been abandoned for years, but the Davies were looking for a challenge. On that day they decided Schramsberg would be brought back to life.

The Davies had an ambition to make wine, but not just any wine. They were setting out to produce a world-class sparkling wine, and it was a lofty goal. Later that year, the 1965 Blanc de Blancs came to be, and would be the first commercial use of Chardonnay in American sparkling wine.

Quarry Hill Orchards

Since they planted their first trees in 1929, the Gammie Family has believed, above all, that the best fruit is fresh, local grown with love, shared with friends. For three generations, they have been proud to contribute to the rich agricultural history of Ohio’s Firelands. Their 130 acres stretch from the hills of Berlin Heights to the edge of Edison Woods, a part of the Erie Metroparks. Quarry Hill now features 100,00 apple trees that grow 51 apple varieties.  Chez François has sourced all of our apple and peach needs from Quarry Hill since 1987, we love the commitment to quality they bring each and every day!

Apple Tasting 101 with Ben Gammie of Quarry Hills, A tasting of eight unique apple varieties.

Mirabelle “Brut” Sparkling Wine, NV
Mirabelle “Brut Rosé” Sparkling Wine, NV
Schramsberg’s “Brut Rosé” Sparkling Wine, Mendocino County/Marin County, California, 2018

A Duo of Foie Gras Torchon & Soufflé au Fromage 

Foie Gras Torchon, Apple Chutney

Foie Gras torchon with seasonal apple chutney, garnished with seasonal apple mint.

Soufflé au Fromage, Pancetta Crackling

Ubriaco and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese baked with apple coulis, with pancetta crackling.

Schramsberg’s “Blanc De Blanc”, North Coast, California, 2017
Schramsberg’s “Blanc De Noir”, North Coast, California, 2018 

Florida Hog Snapper Filet, Golden Delicious Apple Bénédictine Butter Sauce

Sautéed hog Snapper from the Gulf of Mexico, lightly breaded with almond flour topped with sautéed Golden Delicious apples and an apple Bénédictine butter sauce.

Schramsberg’s “J Schram” Brut Cuvee, North Coast, California, 2011

Pekin Duck Cassoulet, Duck & Cherry Consommé

Roast Pekin duck Breast served over a Napa cabbage timbale filled with white beans, cherries and duck confit, sauced with cherry viande, cherry crackling, with a splash of duck consommé.

Pinot Noir “Ferrington Vineyards”, J Davies Vineyards, Anderson Valley, California, 2019
Pinot Noir “Nobles Vineyard”, JDavies Vineyards, Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast, California, 2019

Braised Lamb Shank, Jardinière             

Braised lamb shanks, simmered in its natural juices served over French lentils with a jardinière of root vegetables, garnished with julienne celery and heirloom carrots.

Cabernet Sauvignon “Jamie”, Davies Vineyards, Diamond Mountain/Napa Valley, California, 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon, Davies Vineyards, Napa Valley, California, 2017

Apples Foster  

Apples, sautéed in a brown sugar & cinnamon, sweet butter, Pommeau de Normandie apple liqueur sauce, French Vanilla bean ice cream on a white Génoise cake.

Crèmant “Demi-Sec” Sparkling Wine

 $165/Per Guest, Tax & Gratuity not included

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