Saturday, July 31, 2010

Carlton Cellars Veraison Lunch

Veraison is a French word meaning the point where the grapes begin to change colors, from bright green to various shades of purple. Join Carlton Cellars on Saturday, August 21st, for their "Veraison Lunch" — a spectacular vineyard meal designed to celebrate this splendid cycle of the growing season.

The Veraison Lunch
 Saturday, August 21st, 12–3 PM
At: Russell-Grooters Vineyard, just outside Carlton, Oregon

Carlton Cellars' winemaker Dave Grooters and vineyard manager Dustin Miller will teach guests all about the life of the vines and the grapes that eventually become wine. Afterwards you'll join them for a memorable lunch in the vineyard with seasonal fare prepared by the very talented chef Paul Parenteau (see menu below) paired with Carlton Cellars' award-winning wines.

Veraison Lunch Menu

* Selection of imported cheeses
* 2009 Carlton Cellars Cannon Beach Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

* Chilled tomato soup with ripe melon, english cucumber
* 2009 Carlton Cellars Agate Beach Pinot Noir Rosé

* Omnivore Entree: Salad of smoked Magret duck breast, quinoa, plums, peaches
* Vegetarian Entree: Fusilli with Roasted Eggplant and Goat Cheese
* 2009 Carlton Cellars Seven Devils Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

* Chocolate Almond Torte

$35 each (prepayment requested to reserve your place)
RSVP by phone 503-852-7888 or email

Includes four courses and three glasses of Carlton Cellars wines.
Menu may be subject to change according to seasonal availabilities or wanton caprice.
Appropriate footwear and clothing recommended.

1 comment:

Paul Parenteau said...

Hi Tamara,
Thanks for the mention of the Vineyard Lunch! It was a great event, we had yet another sold-out lunch and people were very happy with the food and the wine pairings. I hope you can join us for next year's events.

Paul (the cook)