Wine Dinner Worth the Trip

More and more, Scottsdale wine lovers and foodies alike are knowing Richard Hinojosa, that took over as executive chef for The Wigwam Resort practically a year ago.

And while a little a drive from the heart of Scottsdale, along with Hinojosa at the helm of all of culinary tasks at the iconic resort, no one appears to mind.

Locals initial got to understand and like your man as the sous chef at Mary Elaine’s at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, among others acclaimed venues nationwide. He was additionally a standout graduate from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in the 1990s.

Given all of the acclaim – and Regional like – Hinojosa, that is additionally a certified second-degree sommelier, has actually higher expectations for his just recently announced Winemaker Supper Series, which kicks off September 19 along with a four-road feast paired along with wines from Trefethen Family Vineyards in Napa.

The Scottsdale Wine Examiner was lucky sufficient to just recently grab a sneak peek of the menu and pairings for famished readers:

First

FOIE GRAS

red pear | green peppercorn | golden raisin | toast

Paired with:

2012 Trefethen Family Vineyards Chardonnay, Oak Knoll, Napa, California

Second

YELLOW TAIL

potato | kohlrabi | green onion | lemon

Paired with:

2010 Trefethen Harmony Chardonnay, Oak Knoll, Napa, California

Third

SEARED BERKSHIRE TENDERLOIN

bacon | black grape | frisee | parsnip | cocoa demi

Paired with:

2011 Double T Red Wine, Napa, California

Fourth

GRILLED Brand-new YORK SIRLOIN

onion | spinach | rock shrimp | risotto | balsamic

Paired with:

2010 Trefethen Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll, Napa, California

RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE

white chocolate ganache | cookie crunch

Each Supper begins along with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by a special menu developed to expertly pair and complement each wine served. Guests have actually the opportunity to interact along with chef Hinojosa and a winery representative throughout the evening and obtain guidance on the art of pairing meals and wine.

After the Trefethen Family Vineyards, extra upcoming wine dinners include:

· Oct. 17 & 18, 2014 – ZD Winery

· Nov. 21 & 22, 2014 – Newton Vineyards

· Dec. 19 & 20, 2014 – Chandon Champagne

· Jan. 16 & 17, 2015 – Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars

· Feb. twenty & 21, 2015 – Nickel & Nickel and Enroute Wineries

· March twenty & 21, 2015 – Caymus Vineyards

· April 17 & 18, 2015 – Heitz Cellar

The expenditure of each Supper event ranges from$69-$99 as it varies per winery. Reservations are called for and can easily be earned by calling 623-935-3811. Wine down along with area speeds beginning at $99-$199 per night depending on the season along with promo code WINEDINNER (subject to availability, blackout dates apply).

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