Friday, June 25, 2010

Kermit Lynch Dinner at Orchid's

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 imported by Kermit Lynch, Wine Merchant

Who is Kermit Lynch?
Kermit Lynch was born and raised in California. From his youth he remembers that his father and uncle worked for a winery, but he has no memory of anyone in his family drinking wine. The Lynch family was rich in preachers, too, but at communion they served Welch's grape juice, even though, as Kermit points out, Jesus turned water into wine, not into grape juice.

In 1972 he opened a retail wine shop and later began importing and distributing nationally. In 2000 he was named Wine Professional of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, in 1998 the French government presented him a medal and named him Chevalier de l'Ordre de Mérite Agricole, and in 2005 he received the Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. His book Adventures on the Wine Route, won the Veuve Clicquot Wine Book of the Year award.

Wine Dinner Menu:

European Turbot
Preserved Plums, Hibiscus and Lime
Daniel Chotard Sancerre, Loire Valley, France, 2008

Seared Scallops
Crisp Apples, Guanciale, Lychees and Arugula
Domaine de la Cadette, Vézelay, Burgundy, France, 2008

Duet of Squab
Foie Gras Galantine, Slow Roasted Breast and Cherry Mostarda
Guy Breton "Vieilles Vignes", Morgon, Burgundy, France, 2007

Jamison Farms Lamb
Roasted Loin, Gruyere and Black Truffle Tamale, "Barbacoa" and Tuscan Kale
Domaine Tempier, Bandol, Provence, France, 2007

Red Wine Poached Rhubarb
Yuzu Mousse, Vanilla Tuile, and Frozen Raspberries
Patrick Bottex Vin de Bugey-Cerdon, Savoie, France, N.V.

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

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