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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.

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

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