Wine Dinners
Upcoming Wine Dinners
Previous Wine Dinners

Wine Dinners

I collaborate with several local restaurants on special Wine Dinners. Our wine dinners are multi-course dinners with wines selected to match each course. Price and location vary monthly. Please click on the events below for more information.

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Upcoming Wine Dinners

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International Wine Dinner @ Monument Hill Country Club

Join us Thursday, August 9th at 6:30 pm for a wine tasting dinner featuring wines from Old Bridge Cellars, one of our favorite importers. This wine tasting dinner will be held at Monument Hill Country Club, 18945 Pebble Beach Way in Monument, CO. Cost is $50 members or $55 for non-members plus tax plus gratuity. (Yes, the public is definitely welcome!) For reservations call 719-884-7237.

Amuse Bouche
Endive with goat cheese and strawberry
Paired with Frisk Rose from Australia
First Course
Seared Scallops over mixed greens with champagne vinaigrette
Paired with Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
Second Course
Grilled quail with rosemary bruschetta and feta cheese
Paired with Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir from Australia
Third Course
Chicken Tetrazzini
Paired with Poggiotondo Chianti Superiore
Fourth Course
Raspberry Cheesecake
Paired with d’Arenberg Noble Riesling

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Outdoor Movie & Wine Dinner @ The Margarita at Pine Creek

Join us Saturday, August 11th at 6:30pm for an outdoor showing of the movie “The Trip” and enjoy a wine-themed dinner too. The Margarita at Pine Creek is located at 7350 Pine Creek Road in Colorado Springs. If you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor movie at The Margarita, then you’re in for a real treat. Before the movie (it starts at dusk), we’ll serve you a six course gourmet meal inspired by the movie paired with some tasty, unique wines. Cost is $55.00/person plus tax plus gratuity. RSVP 719-598-8667

First Course
Scallops, Roasted Corn-Aji Chile Puree, Avocado Verde & Bacon-Onion-Corn Relish
Paired with 2011 Herencia Altes Garnatxa Blanca, Terre Alta, Spain
Second Course
Vichyssoise with Summer Beets & Sorrel-Snap Pea Puree
Paired with 2011 Castelmaure Vin-Gris Rose, Corbieres, France
Third Course
Farmers Market Salad
Fourth Course
Crisp Eggplant Napoleon, Caprese Style
Paired with 2010 Adega Monte Branco “Agil” from Alentejano, Portugal
Fifth Course
Beef Tenderloin, Smoked Potato-Pancetta Salad, Horseradish Crema, Mustard glazed Summer greens, caramelized Onion-Worcestershire Jus
Paired with 2009 Lava Cap American River Red from El Dorado, California
Sixth Course
Cornmeal Shortcake, Peaches, Basil, Crème Fraiche Ice Cream

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Willamette Valley Wine Dinner @ The Inn at Palmer Divide

Join us Thursday, August 16th, 7pm for a special wine dinner featuring wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy these beautiful, unique wines paired with Scott’s fantastic cuisine! This wine dinner will be held at The Inn at Palmer Divide’s, MoZaic restaurant in Palmer Lake, CO. Dinner is $50/person plus tax plus gratuity for a four course gourmet meal paired with wine. RSVP to MoZaic 719-481-1800.

First Course
Honey Lemon Grilled Quail with Shaved Fennel & Heirloom Tomato Salad
Paired with Rascal Pinot Gris 2011
Second Course
Smoked Jumbo Prawn with Orzo Pasta, Chipotle Cream, Roasted Peppers & Asparagus
Paired with Eryie Pinot Gris 2009
Third Course
Duck Confit, Bing Cherry, Rosemary & Goat Cheese Gilled Pizza
Paired with Broadley Pinot Noir 2010
Fourth Course
Veal Saltimbocca with Truffled Mushroom Duxelle & Sauce Choron
Paired with Rascal Pinot Noir 2011

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Wine Tasting @ Taste of Palmer Lake

Join us Saturday, August 25th from 1-4pm in downtown Palmer Lake, CO for a wine tasting to help raise money to save Palmer Lake! Details to follow or contact any Palmer Lake restaurant for more information.

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Just Great Wine Tasting: Chateauneuf & Beyond: Aug. 31st

Join us Friday, August 31st, 7pm at the Inn at Palmer Divide in Palmer Lake, CO for a special tasting focused on three classic “old world” Chateauneuf-du-Papes and three “new world” inspired versions of the Rhone Valley’s fabled Chateauneuf wines. During our tasting, MoZaic will serve a wonderful dinner to complement the wines (menu to follow). Cost is $50.00/person plus tax plus gratuity for dinner and the wine tasting. For reservations please call me at 488-3019.

Featured wines should include: 2010 Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2010 Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2010 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2010 D66 Grenache, 2010 Neyers Vineyards “Sage Canyon” GSM and the 2009 Esprit de Beaucastel from Tablas Creek. It’s a smack-down tasting between old and new world styles! Which will you prefer?

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Yakima Valley Wine Dinner @ The Inn at Palmer Divide

Join us this Thursday, July 19th, at 7pm for a special wine dinner featuring the wines from Kana Winery of Yakima Valley, WA. Featured wines will include their 2010 “Katie May” Riesling, 2008 "Workingman’s Red", 2007 Old Vine Lemberger and 2007 “Dark Star” Grenache/Syrah blend. Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy these unique wines paired with Scott’s fantastic cuisine!

This wine dinner will be held at The Inn at Palmer Divide’s, MoZaic restaurant in Palmer Lake, CO. Dinner is $50/person plus tax plus gratuity for a four course gourmet meal paired with wine. RSVP to MoZaic 719-481-1800.

Kana Wine Dinner Menu
2010 Katie Mae Dry Riesling
Brie and Prosciutto crostinis with arugula and white balsamic honey
2008 Workingman's Red
Sesame duck spring rolls
2007 Dark Star Rhone Blend
Pheasant stew with gnocchi and toasted sage
2007 Old Vine Lemberger
Braised beef short rib with maytag bleu cheese risotto and smoked bacon leek compote

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Italian Wine Dinner and a Movie! @ The Margarita at Pine Creek

Join us this Saturday, July 21st, at 6:30pm for an outdoor showing of the 1969 classic Italian movie, The Secret of Santa Vittoria, and enjoy a wine-themed dinner too. The Margarita at Pine Creek is located at 7350 Pine Creek Road in Colorado Springs. If you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor movie at The Margarita, then you’re in for a real treat. Before the movie (it starts at dusk), we’ll serve you a multi-course gourmet meal inspired by the movie paired with tasty Italian wines. Cost is $60.00/person plus tax plus gratuity. RSVP 719-598-8667

The Menu
Clams Arrabiatta, Gremolata Aioli Garnish
Italian Style-Chilled Yellow Tomato Gazpacho with Crisp White Bean-Basil Crostini
Grilled Peach & Prosciutto Salad, Goat Cheese, Arugula, Walnut-Sherry Vinaigrette
Goose Egg Cavatelli Pasta, Shrimp, Eggplant Caponata & Tomato Confit
Sous Vide Lamb Sirloin Bistecca Style, Crisp Artichokes, Balsamic Onions, Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Potatoes, Herb Pesto
Tiramisu Trifle

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