Monday, May 10, 2010

LIOCO Wine Dinner at Orchids

Join the award-wining staff and Executive Chef Todd Kelly of Orchids at Palm Court for a fabulous, five-course prix-fixe dinner complemented by wines from LIOCO.

Thursday, May 13, 2010
$95 inclusive

LIOCO is the result of a years-long conversation between Matt Licklider (a seasoned wine import specialist) and Kevin O'Connor (wine director at Michelin Two-Star Spago-Beverly Hills) about whether California could produce a true "wine of origin."

+ Stainless-steel (unoaked), naturally-fermented (all native yeast) Chardonnay from pedigreed growers.
+ Gently treated (low wood impact), naturally-fermented (all native yeast) Pinot Noir from pedigreed growers.
+ A distinctly Californian blend of "under-dog" varietals (including Old-Vine Carignan, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mourvedre).

+ They produce a range of wines, from multiple grape varieties growing in several distinct appellations (Chardonnay in Sonoma; Pinot Noir in Chalone; Carignan in Mendocino).
+ Their unique production process. They buy fruit from independent growers throughout California and make the wine in a state-of-the-art cooperative in Santa Rosa. They do not own any vineyards, nor do they own a winery. All of their resources are directed toward the sourcing of grapes from the state's premier vineyards.

Wine Dinner Menu:

Poached Shrimp
Almond and Green Grape Gazpacho, Avocado and Spring Garlic Crackers
LIOCO "Sonoma County" Chardonnay

Seared Scallops
Grilled Ramps, Tortellini, and Shimejii Mushrooms
LIOCO "Carneros" Chardonnay

Roasted Duck Breast
Caramelized Cipollini, Smoked Guanciale Tart and Miso Caramel
LIOCO "Sonoma Coast" Pinot Noir

Jamison Farms Lamb Loin "En Cripennette"
Sheltowee Farms Shiitake Mushrooms, Sunchokes,
Fresh Juniper and Fava Beans
LIOCO "Indica" Red Wine (Carignan/Grenache/Mourvedre/Petit Sirah) Mendocino

Panna Cotta
Carriage House Farms Honey, Rhubarb Turnover and Candied Kumquat
Grand Maison Monbazillac, Southwest France, 2005

For reservations, call 513-421-9100
Limited Availability!

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