A memorable feast: the Wine Fest Evening Dinner

Apr 3, 2019 | Events

Wine Fest Dinner April 12Fine wines are meant to be enjoyed with great meals. That’s why we proudly introduce the first annual Wine Fest Evening Dinner, Friday, April 12, at University Place.

Guests will be treated to unique dishes matched with exquisite wines.

The menu for this special night has been crafted by Executive Chef Eric Litaker of Suffolk Punch Culinary Café and Taphouse.

Under Litaker’s guidance, Suffolk Punch offers an ever-evolving menu pairing locally and sustainably sourced seasonal ingredients with scratch-made processes.

Our Wine Fest dinner menu, from the Sautéed Prince Edward Island Mussels to Seared Pekin duck breast, showcases Litaker’s unique culinary touch.


Fine wines for a wonderful meal

The wine pairings for our dinner are sure to delight, as well.

All come from the renowned Robert Mondavi Winery. Two have earned Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast scores of 90 or higher.

The Auros Cabernet was crafted by Mondavi Vineyards winemaker Megan Schofield with hand-selected fruit from four revered Napa Valley sub-appellations: Oak Knoll, Oakville, Rutherford, and Stag’s Leap.

Each sip is sure to be memorable!


Reserve your place now

The dinner will take place 6:30-9 pm Friday, April 12, lakeside at University Place at 8933 J.M. Keynes Drive Unit 2. Cost per person is $85. Seating is limited. Click here to buy tickets.


Wine Fest Eve Dinner Menu


First Course

Bay scallop cevieche, fresh masa tostada, charred pineapple salsa

Wine pairing: Mondavi Oakville Fume Blanc 2015


Second Course

Sautéed P.E.I. mussels, chorizo, saffron beurre blanc, cilantro oil, charred campagne bread

Wine pairing: Mondavi Reserve Chardonnay 2016


Third Course

Seared Pekin duck breast, house made cavatelli, roasted kalettes, maitake mushroom dashi

Wine pairing: Mondavi Maestro Red Blend 2014


Fourth Course

Moroccan spiced lamb chop, Jerusalem cous cous, roasted broccolini, herb pistou, harissa oil, micro leeks

Wine pairing: Mondavi Auros Cabernet 2015



Wine pairings for the evening


Robert Mondavi Winery Oakville Fume Blanc 2015

Succulent ripe white peach, lemon verbena and lime blossom are made all the more vibrant by a subtle hint of fresh spearmint and herb. While bright and refreshing, the mouth-watering fruit sits on the palate with a creamy weight and lingers on the deliciously long finish. Robertmondaviwinery.com


Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Ripe Asian pear, juicy red apple, lemon curd and marzipan flavors set the scene for the real show-stopper of this wine: the rich texture fills the palate with voluminous flavor and leads slowly into a long, lingering finish. Robertmondaviwinery.com


Robert Mondavi Winery Maestro Red Blend 2014

A crescendo of dark, juicy plum and cassis fruit, violet, cinnamon, and unsweetened cocoa linger on sumptuous sips full of vibrant flavor and plush tannins. Robertmondaviwinery.com


Mondavi Auros Cabernet 2015

Crafted by Mondavi Vineyards winemaker Megan Schofield , this deeply concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon opens with dark fruit aromas of cassis, blackberry, and dried blueberry, underscored by notes of violet and graphite. The rich, full-bodied palate unveils opulent layers of blackcurrant jam, roasted coffee, tobacco, dried fig, and vanilla bean. Soft, supple tannins frame a plush, velvety finish. Wine.com


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