2017 Grapes & Grains Gala Menu & Pairings 

 

Hors D’Oeurves (Reception & Silent Auction)

Dried Turkish Apricots

Topped With Whipped Whispering Springs Goat Cheese & Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Albondigas

Whispering Springs & Monrovia Farms Ground Beef

Rudy’s Mushroom (RVA) Strudels

Rappahanock River Oysters Shucking Station

Featured Craft Beers:

Legend Brewery, Brown Ale

Legend Brewery, Spring Release

Featured Spirits:

Cirrus Vodka

James River Gin

Reservoir Distillery Whiskey

 

 

First Course 

Shaved Surry County (VA) Country Ham with Apple-Cherry Compote

Served on WPA (RVA) Crostini

With Manakin Towne Greens, Candied Pumpkin Seeds, & Shaved White Cheddar

Dressed in VA Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Pairing:

Horton, Viognier

Center of the Universe, Chin Music Amber Lager

 

Second Course 

Baked Rappahannock (VA) Catfish Cake

Paired With Apple & Purple Cabbage Slaw Smoked Paprika Remoulade

Pairing:

Private Cellar Wines, Homespun Sauvignon Blanc, Limited Release

Trapezium, Lucky 47 White Ale 

 

 

Third Course 

Smoked Tomato Braised

Boneless Beef Short Ribs

With Seared Byrd Mill (VA) Grit Triangle

Pairing:

Barboursville, Octagon

Strangeways, Woodbooger Belgian-Style Brown Ale

 

 

Fourth Course

Caramel Infused Cheesecake

With Macerated Strawberries

 

Pairing:

Belle Isle, Coffee-Infused Moonshine

Isley, Choosey Mother Peanut Butter Porter

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