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International Wine Dinner at NC Arboretum

News Release: Monday, February 20th, 2017

About: Wine Dinner at The North Carolina Arboretum with MetroWines
 
Please join The Asheville School of Wine for an International Wine Pairing Dinner at The North Carolina Arboretum on Sunday, March 19th. The afternoon includes a Champagne Reception from 3:30 to 4pm and dinner from 4 to 6pm. 
 
The menu features 6 internationally inspired courses representing Oregon, Spain, Italy, Argentina and France created and prepared by the Savory Thyme Cafe. Each course will be paired with a wine from that country. The afternoon concludes with Fair Trade Coffee and dessert.
 

Champagne Greeting

Saint-Hilaire Brut

with a special amuse-bouche
3:30-4:00

Food and Wine Tasting
4:00-6:00

U.S.A.-Pacific Northwest
House-smoked Salmon Rillettes

Chunky smoked salmon spread with dill 
Served with toasted brown bread 

Lange Pinot Gris '14, Willamette Valley, Oregon 

Spain
Braised Pork and Clams
Pork Tenderloin and fresh clams braised in an aromatic broth 

 Luis Canas Rioja Blanco '14, Rioja, Spain  

Italy
Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto Ravioli
With sun-dried tomato pesto cream sauce

L'Armangia Barbera D'Asti '15, Piedmont, Italy  

Argentina
Argentine-style Chicken
On skewers with Chimichurri

Qaramy Alto Malbec '13, Uco Valley, Argentina

France
Blue Cheese Terrine with Dried Fruit
French cave aged blue cheese, mascarpone, sun-dried apricots, currants, cranberries, black figs, raisins, pistachios and toasted pecans
Served with assorted crackers

Grand Planal Corbieres '14, Rhone Valley, France 

A Collection of Chocolate Desserts

Fresh Brewed Fair Trade Coffee
Premium Hot Tea
Sugar Stevia Half and Half Lemon Wedges
Water Service 

 
$50 plus tax and gratuity includes the dinner and wine as well as admission to The North Carolina Arboretum. Stay tuned to MetroWines Wine Blog (https://www.metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/blog) for the menu and wine pairings. 
 
For reservations, call (828) 665-2492, ext 232. The North Carolina Arboretum is located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way in Asheville.
 
About The Arboretum: 
 
     For 30 years…Cultivating Connections between People and Plants…amid a 434-acre public garden, The North Carolina Arboretum is located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest just south of Asheville and adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 393. Surrounded and crisscrossed by forested coves and meandering creeks in the botanically diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, The North Carolina Arboretum is set in one of the most beautiful natural settings in America.

     The Arboretum was established as an affiliate of the University of North Carolina by the State General Assembly in 1986, nearly a century after Frederick law Olmsted, the Father of American Landscape Architecture, first envisioned a research arboretum as part of his legacy and plan for George Vanderbilt at Biltmore Estate. More about The Arboretum here: http://www.ncarboretum.org/

 
 
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Champagne Greeting 

3:30-4:00

Food and wine Tasting

4:00-6:00 

 U.S.A.-Pacific Northwest

House-smoked Salmon Rillettes

Chunky smoked salmon spread with dill  

Served with toasted brown bread

Lange Pinot Gris '14, Willamette Valley, Oregon 

 

 Spain

 Braised Pork and Clams

Pork and fresh clams braised in an aromatic broth 

Luis Canas Rioja Blanco '14, Rioja, Spain

 

  Italy

 Spinach, Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Ravioli

 With sun-dried tomato pesto cream sauce

L'Armangia Barbera D'Asti '15, Piedmont, Italy 

 

 Argentina

Argentine-style Chicken 

On skewers with Chimichurri 

Qaramy Alto Malbec '13, Uco Valley, Argentina 

 

France

Blue Cheese Terrine

With Sun-Dried Fruit

 French cave aged blue cheese, mascarpone, sun-dried apricots, currants,

cranberries, black figs, raisins, pistachios and toasted pecans

Served with assorted crackers

Grand Planal Corbiers '14, Rhone Valley, France  

 

  A Collection of Chocolate Desserts

Fresh Brewed Fair Trade Coffee

 Premium Hot Tea

Croizillion Malbec Cahors 2015
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