Tilth Restaurant

Xmas Eve Dinner Wine Pairings
December 20, 2008, 12:46 am
Filed under: Christmas, Holiday, Wine

Dearest Holiday Merry Makers,

I’ve nailed down my wine pairings for our Christmas Eve dinner (4 courses, $95, includes wines) and I wanted to share them with you to get some excitement going. I chose my favorite appellation as a theme and also included two of my all time favorite wines.

The Loire Valley intrigues me because of the way that the noble varietals (sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc, gamay and cabernet franc) of the region pair with food.They are unique and classic and cover a huge range on the flavor spectrum.

I’ve chosen two chenin blancs for the evening, the first of which is the Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Sec Clos du Breuil. This dry-style chenin has hints of sugar and spice that will pair elegantly with the naturally salty spot prawn soup and rabbit rillette providing an excellent contrast. The second chenin: Francois Pinon Vouvray Moelleux Premiere Trie is a 1989 and will show great complexity and have a lingering sweetness that will make for a dessert pairing to be savored.

The second course will be accompanied by a gamay, which is light and has hints of dried strawberries that will bring out the best in the tuna, salmon or gnocchi. For the main course I selected a wine that I may have already introduced to many of you. Pallus Chinon Les Pensees has been on my list before at Tilth and it is far and away one of my favorites. This cabernet franc is absolutely stunning with a deep purple color, a rustic forest note on the nose and velvety palate that shows great depth. I hope to see you all at our Christmas Eve dinner and maybe I’ll turn you on to the Loire Valley as well.



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Christmas Eve Dinner!
December 19, 2008, 3:08 pm
Filed under: Christmas, Events, Holiday, Menus | Tags: ,

Let Tilth do the cooking on Christmas Eve. We are offering a four-course dinner for $95, which includes the wine pairings. Please call us at 206-633-0801 or visit OpenTable.com to reserve.

Christmas Eve Menu
$95 (includes wine pairings)
please choose one from each course

Sylver Spot Prawn Soup spotprawns
spot prawn salpicon, coral toast

Oxbow Farm Heirloom Lettuce
feta, holmquist orchard hazelnut, mustard vinaigrette

Rabbit Rillette
onion jam, crostini, frisee

St. Jude’s Albacore Tuna
celery root, celery heart, celeriac remoulade

Seared Alaskan Salmon
sweet potato gratin, collard green, preserved lemon

Yukon Potato Gnocchi
ostrich, pancetta, oven dried tomato

Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet
wild mushroom, truffle, brioche crumb

Oven Roasted Capon
cardoon, potato puree, bone marrow

Sous Vide Venison Loin
bosc pear, chestnut, swiss chard

Northwest Artisanal Cheese
mostarda, cracker, nuts

Sweet Potato Pie
candied bacon, sweet potato chips, cayenne chantilly

Roasted Chestnut Sorbet
cranberry soup, chestnut honey, tuile cookie

Theo’s Chocolate Ganache Cake
chocolate shortbread, cocoa cream, sea salt

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