Our private winemaker dinners pair our award winning wines with top notch local cuisine prepared by the Bluebird Restaurant.
June 7th winemaker dinner
The dinner begins promptly at 7 PM, with introductions and a welcome toast with a glass of our 2011 Pinot Noir Rose. Once all guests have gathered dinner will be served. Each food course is ideally paired with one of our wines and preceding each food and wine course, short commentary will be offered by one of the owners of Verterra or the Chef. Questions are always welcome by guests throughout the evening
Cost: $80 including tax and tip
The Food: The Chef has prepared a special 5 course menu that was specifically designed to match perfectly with our international award winning wines. In support of Northern Michigan, the Chefs have built a unique menu featuring local produce, ingredients, meat, and fish in the dishes. The Chefs and Verterra staff have selected five wines that pair perfectly with each of the gourmet dishes.
|Flaming Saganaki – A slab of Kasseri cheese is lightly grilled, placed on a hot plate, and flambéed with Metaxa liquor, served with pita wedges.||
2010 Pinot Gris
|Forest Mushrooms - stewed in Brandy crème, served over French bread.||2011 Pinot Blanc|
|Salada - Baby Spinach, warm sweet onions, bosc pear, spiced pecans, and gouda, with warm bacon dressing.||2010 Unwooded Chardonnay|
|Sauteed Garlic Herb Jumbo Shrimp - Served with local asparagus, w/classic linquini topped with arugula and gazpacho salsa||2010 Reserve Red|
|Local Strawberry Trifles – Balsamic Vinegar soaked strawberries, pound cake, and Amaretto whipped cream||Tundra Ice Wine|
How to Sign Up: Contact Us via email on the contact us page or call the tasting room