Friday, September 23, 2011

Kermit Lynch Wine Dinner at Orchids

Thursday, September 29

$100 inclusive

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:

Rock Shrimp
with Shishito Pepper "Poppers", Cerviche and Baby Spinach
Denis Jamain, Les Pierre Plates, Reuilly, 2009

Bay Scallops
with Puff Pastry, Basmati Rice Soubise, Champagne Cream and Green Onion
Charles Jouget, Clos de la Plante Martin, Touraine, 2009

Pork Cheeks
with Butternut Squash Gnocchi, Winter Savory and Bosc Pears Tuscan Kale
Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, "La Crau" Châteaunuef du Pape, 2008

Lamb Saddle
with Pomegranate, Kohlrabi, Shimeji Mushrooms
Domaine Gramenon, "L'Elementaire" Cotes du Rhone, 2010

with Crème Fraiche and Chocolate
Domaine La Tour Vielle, "Rimage" Banyuls, 2009

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

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