Thursday, May 8, 2008

Beringer Wines to Take Center Stage

On Thursday, May 22, The English Grill at The Brown Hotel will captivate the palate with a dinner featuring wine pairings from Napa Valley’s oldest continuously operating winery, Beringer Vineyards. The five-course dinner by chef Laurent Géroli will be enhanced by a discussion of the vineyard’s merits by guest speaker Jamie Stewart, sommelier for Foster Wine Estates. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the cost is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, please contact Neal Ward at 502-736-2998.

The menu for the Beringer Wine Dinner is as follows:

White Asparagus Terrine with truffle oil vinaigrette, sorrel tomato sorbet and micro basil salad
Alluvium Blanc 2006

Poached Dover Sole with sweet lavender crayfish sauce and leek and fennel fondue
Sabraga Vineyards Chardonnay 2005

Charred Bluefin Tuna with baby zucchini, corn, carrot and fennel salad with Pixie tangerine essence, topped with micro beets
Alluvium Red 2004

Cast Iron Roasted Cervena Elk with fava bean and wild ramp casserole and citrus anise sauce
Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Cavaillon Melon with chocolate mint and ginger grapefruit sorbet
Nightingale Late Harvest 2003

Freshly Brewed Regular or Decaffeinated Coffee

Jamie Stewart’s wine experience spans continents and languages. Having earned his Australian sommelier qualifications at age 17, he subsequently studied in Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia and New York City. He is currently On-Premise Manager in Chicago for Foster Wine Estates and is studying American Sign Language in order to develop wine education programs for the hearing impaired.

The Brown Hotel, located at Fourth and Broadway, has been a Louisville tradition for more than 80 years. For reservations or more information, call 502-583-1234 or visit The Brown’s website at

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