Duo Wine Dinner
Welcome Margo Van Staaveren & Laurie Hook, Chief Winemaker.
Park Ave is pleased to welcome these twowomen for a night filled full of great food and excellent wines. Both exude their passion for wine making as you will experience through the wines being served that evening. Join us to learn from Margo and Laurie themselves, the compassion and hard work it takes in order to produce their successes.
Chateau St. Jean, with its gracious style, elegant architecture and inviting gardens and tasting rooms, is the quintessential Sonoma winery. The winemaking estate is located at the foot of Sugarloaf Ridge in the Sonoma Valley near Kenwood, California. Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean has long been recognized as a leader in Vineyard Designated wines. Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren uses her 30 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise with Chateau St. Jean to highlight the best of each vineyard in the wines.
Laurie Hook, Beringer’s Chief Winemaker,traveled to Australia to work at a small Melbourne-area winery. “I did everything from pruning the vines, driving a tractor and harvesting the grapes to making and bottling the wine, and even selling it,” Laurie says. ” I got a real hands-on education.”Laurie came to Beringer as an enologist in 1986, a job that allowed her to solidify the scientific side of her training. In 1997, she was named Assistant Winemaker to Beringer Winemaster Ed Sbragia, and in 2000 she was promoted to Winemaker for Beringer Vineyards. “Ed was a great mentor-he showed me the importance of being true to oneself and that while the scientific part of winemaking is important (and fun), it is just as essential to trust your instincts.” Laurie has been leading our winemaking team for the last 13 years, and her instincts and wisdom have made Beringer wines what they are.
2010 Chat St. Jean, La Petite Etoile Fume Blanc, Russian River Valley
2008 Beringer, Nightingale, Napa Valley
Earth n Turf
Lamb Skewer, Grilled and Basted with Rosemary Gremolata
Morning’s Harvest of Cabbage, Brown Rice, Slow Cooked Tomato and Cumin Coulis
2011 Chat St. Jean, Robert Young Vineyard Chardonnay, Alexander Valley
2012 Beringer, Luminus, Oak Knoll District Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Grilled Baby Gem, Sweet Shrimp, Grilled PAG Onions, Tomato Vinaigrette
2011 Chat St. Jean, Cinq Cepages, Alexander, Knight’s & Sonoma Valley
2011 Beringer, Beringer Estate Merlot, Napa Valley
Beef Steak, Baked Yam with Sage Ranch Olive Oil and Sea Salt, Early Spring Asparagus
2012 Beringer, Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
“Girl Scout Cookie” Thin Mint Brule
$75 plus tax and service
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