Bonny Doon Wine Dinner

Prepare to enter the vineyard….

Based in Santa Cruz California, Bonny Doon Vineyard has a not so surprising history of idealism and innovation. Founded in the bucolic hamlet of Bonny Doon in 1983 by Randall Grahm, they are known for their strikingly original wines made from lesser-known grape varieties.

Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark on the world of wine with pioneering work in the exploration of Rhone varieties, innovative production techniques and imaginative marketing. Since the adoption of biodynamic farming practices, the wines have evinced a more complex expression of varietal character, a more noticeable sense of organization, and a greater degree of life-force. Resistance is futile.

Bonny Doon is a long-time friend of Zingerman’s Roadhouse, we share common guiding principles, values and even a similar look and feel! Randall first came to the Roadhouse in 2004 to host one of the very first special dinners and since then we have continued to grow our relationship, featuring Bonny Doon wines on our wine menu for over 8 years. We are thrilled to have Randall back at the Roadhouse to share his passion for wine making, his innovative style and some of his favorite wines. For this dinner we’ll feature 5 different Bonny Doon wines, some wines never before served at the Roadhouse, paired with a menu from Chef Alex to highlight the different flavors and notes of the wine.

This won’t be your typical dinner, join us for an evening of fun and great wine!

THE MENU

APPETIZERS:
PESCI CRUDO
red snapper with sea salt, will creek olive oil & marash pepper

SPAGHETTI ALLA VONGOLE
fresh clams, garlic, olive oil, pepper & herbs

FUNGUS
roasted hen of the woods & morel mushrooms with winter savory pesto

CABRITO CHILI RELLENOS
goat braised in mole Colorado & goat cheese

COUNTRY DUCK PLATE
with cornichon & aioli
2010 Albariño, 2010 Clos de Gilroy

SALAD:
GRILLED RAMPS & GOAT CHEESE VERJUS VINAIGRETTE
2011 Vin Gris de Cigare

ENTRÉE:
MILK BRAISED MULE FOOT PORK SHOULDER
with roasted carrot risotto, currants and curry oil
2007 LeCigare Volant

DESSERT:
CHEESE(S) WITH FIGS IN PHYLLO, HONEY & SPICED PISTACHIOS
2008 Vinferno