Au Bon Climat Wine Dinner

Thursday, June 28, 2012 – 6:30 pm

Join us Thursday June 28, 2012 upstairs at Touché as we welcome Jim Alenden, the winemaker for Au Bon Climat.

Founded in 1982, Au Bon Climat (which means “a well-exposed vineyard”) produces internationally-recognized Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc wine from grapes grown in California’s Santa Barbara County.

The Au Bon Climat winery is located on the world-famous Bien Nacido Vineyard and is owned by winemaker Jim Clendenen. Au Bon Climat was listed has been on Robert Parker’s Best Wineries of the World.

Chez François Conch Chowder

A rich fish stew flavored with conch meat, tomatoes, vegetables and fine herbs.

Pinot Gris – Pinot Blanc Central Coast White “Hildagard” Santa Maria Valley

Sautéed Chilean Sea Bass, Grilled Pineapple & Lemon Verbena Salsa Cruda

Sautéed Chilean sea bass sprinkled with citrus essences of lemon, lime and orange. Served on a bed of grilled pineapple and lemon verbena salsa cruda, topped with an herb butter.

Chardonnay Santa Barbara County

Roasted Ballantine of Free-Range Chicken, Huckleberry Glace de Viande

A roulade of roasted free-range chicken, stuffed with a spinach forcemeat, wrapped in apple wood smoked bacon and finished with a huckleberry glace de viande.

Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley “La Bauge Au-dessus”

Chez François, Strawberry Shortcake

A white génoise cake topped with strawberry ice cream and Italian meringue, finished with marinated seasonal Ohio strawberries and strawberry sauce.

$50 per person Tax & Gratuity not included

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