Join MetroWines for an Orin Swift Wine Dinner on Thursday, March 28th starting 6pm at Vue 1913, located on the top floor of the Omni Grove Park Inn.
The evening includes a six course epicurean event featuring the artistry of Orin Swift Cellars and Omni Chefs Richard Gras and Brandon Gibson together with commentary from Gallo Sommelier and Wine Educator Kathleen Apodaca.
The evening is $125 exclusive of tax and gratuity. Seating for this very special event is very limited.
Please call (828) 210-7813 for reservations.
The Orin Swift Menu:
FIRST Oyster and Pearls meyer lemon, fennel pollen, honey crisp Mannequin, Chardonnay 2016
THIRD Arancini beef cheeks, blackberry, pecorino Palermo, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
FOURTH Dry aged squab foie gras, carrot, coffee, minus 8 vinegar Abstract, Red Blend 2016
FIFTH Elk tenderloin leek ash, fennel, blueberry, plum, vanilla, black cherry Papillion, Red Blend 2016
SIXTH Fourme d’ambert white chocolate, pain de gêne, honey, candied walnut Machete, Petit Sirah 2016
ABOUT ORIN SWIFT
The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. A few more years of university led to graduation and eventually a job at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker. Deciding that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself, so in 1998 he founded Orin Swift Cellars; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. With two tons of zinfandel and not much else, he spent the next decade making wine for others, as well as himself, and grew the brand to what it is today.
Ms. Apodaca is a Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine for the E&J Gallo Winery, who has worked directly with the winery for over a decade. She is currently the winery’s Business Development Manager for the state of North Carolina. Ms. Apodaca has worked closely with Dave Phinney from Orin Swift on numerous events and has thoroughly enjoyed learning the personal stories of Orin Swift from him directly. Ms. Apodaca holds a degree in Hospitality Management, which in combination with her years of experience in the restaurant industry has culminated in a true passion for sharing the incredible experience of wine and food with others.
MetroWines will be available to respond to questions and take your orders for these extraordinary wines at an event price.