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Wine Lovers Dinner Menu

Fine Dining with Guest Amy Traverso
Co-Host of Weekends with Yankee

Sales for the dinner are now closed. To inquire about availability please contact Marie Waechter at mwaechter@wgby.org.

*GOURMET WINE DINNER* SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 6–10:30 p.m.
MGM Springfield

Enjoy a seven-course menu inspired by Weekends with Yankee co-host Amy Traverso, with local Chefs Robert Conlin and Andrew Brow, executed by Chef Chris Smigel at MGM.

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The 2020 Wine & Food Lovers' Dinner Menu

Greeting Wine
Glendale Ridge Winery “Pet Nat” Estate Sparkling Wine, Southampton Massachusetts

Amuse-Bouche
Vermont cheddar gougères, radish variations, marcona almonds, green apple, honeycomb, and Farm Table apple butter
Pairing 1: Gruet Brut Sauvage Blanc de Blancs Sparkling, Albuquerque New Mexico
Pairing 2: Cantina della Volta Rimosso Lambrusco, Emilia-Romagna Italy

Salad Course
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with pomegranate seeds, arugula, lime, black sesame puree, and black truffle vinaigrette
Pairing 1: Black Birch Vineyards Rosé, Hatfield Massachusetts
Pairing 2:  ala I Fiori Vermentino di Sardegna, Sardegna Italy

Soup Course
Chilled Sorrell Vichyssoise with crème fraiche, dill, pickled mustard seeds, and crispy potato
Pairing 1: Niepoort Drink Me Nat Cool, Bairrada Portugal
Pairing 2: Greenvale Vineyards Ramato Pinot Gris, Portsmouth Rhode Island

Seafood Course
Day Boat Scallops with cauliflower purée, bacon braised beluga lentils, with winter citrus and fennel salad
Pairing 1: Jean-Marc Burgaud Régnié Vallière Cru Beaujolais France
Pairing 2: Taking Root Blanc de Cabernet, Stefan Voda Moldova

Meat Course
Maple & Rum Glazed Pork Loin with jerk spiced carrots & parsnips, raisin pan jus, and carrot ash
Pairing 1: Stolpman Vineyards Ballard Canyon Syrah, Santa Barbara California
Pairing 2: Giuliano Rosati Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto Italy

Dessert Course
S’mores Tart
Pairing 1: Dows 10 Year Tawny Port, Douro Portugal
Pairing 2: Carol Shelton Wild Thing Zinfandel, Sonoma California

Cheese Course
Pairing 1:  Chubini Amber Rkastiteli & Chinuri, Kakheti Georgia
Pairing 2:  Green River Ambrosia Spiced Mead, Greenfield Massachusetts