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Prix fixe dinner at Wente Vineyards on New Year's Eve


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Courtesy of Wente Vineyards

If you're looking to make New Year's Eve dinner plans, you should enter our contest to win dinner for two at Chevalier Restaurant in Lafayette. But in case you want to make reservations early, you could also consider the prix fixe dinner Wente Vineyards will be offering for New Year's Eve. Info about the dinner below.

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards has announced a special prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu. Executive Chef Arthur Wall and Sommelier Jorge Tinoco have created a five course menu with wine pairings that highlight the best of wine country. Guests will have a choice of one item from each of the five courses on the menu. Reservations can be made from 5pm to 9pm and are highly recommended. Dinner is $95 per person without wine, $135 with wine pairings, not including tax or gratuity. Below is the full menu. To make reservations, please call (925) 456-2450 or make them online at www.wentevineyards.com/restaurant .
 
Amuse Bouche
Cauliflower Velouté
Wine Pairing: N.V. Wente Vineyards Brut, Blaquette de Limoux, France
 
Starter
Shellfish Salad and Lobster Emulsion
Wine Pairing: 2006 Murrieta’s Well Semillon-Chardonnay, Livermore Valley
or
Smoked Duck Gnocchi
Wine Pairing: 2006 Veramonte Pinot Noir Reserve, Casablanca Valley, Chile
 
Fish
Petrale Sole
Wine Pairing: 2005 The Nth Degree Chardonnay, Livermore Valley
or
Broiled Blue Prawns
Wine Pairing: 2007 Alban Viognier, Central Coast
 
Meat
Beef Tenderloin au Poivre
Wine Pairing: 2006 Alain Graillot Crozes Hermitage, Rhone, France,
or
Lamb Sirloin
Wine Pairing: 2005 The Nth Degree Syrah, Livermore Valley
or
Seared Duck Breast
Wine Pairing: 2006 Turley Zinfandel “Duarte Vineyard,” Contra Costa County
 
Dessert
Frozen Chocolate Parfait
Wine Pairing: 2004 Murrieta’s Well Port, Livermore Valley
or
Baked Apple Gallette
Wine Pairing: Alvear 1927 Solera Pedro Ximenez, Montilla Moriles. Spain
 
Note: Vegetarian option is available upon request
 
About The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
At The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, wine country cooking means simple food with complex flavors, using the very best sustainably and organically grown local ingredients. While the menu has its foundation in classic American dishes, it is influenced by French and Italian provincial cuisine. The menu changes daily and The Restaurant’s frequently updated list of more than 400 fine West Coast wines offers numerous options for wine pairings with each dish. The Restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with brunch service on Sunday. The telephone number for reservations and information is (925) 456-2450 or online at www.wentevineyards.com. The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards is located at 5050 Arroyo Road in Livermore Valley, CA.