Small Plates, Perfect Pairings

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A taste a flavors through various small plate dishes and wine pairings, designed for a gourmet evening to remember. Most clients select 5-6 courses.

Small Plates & Pairings

Strawberry Basil Sea Scallops
Pan seared sea scallops, topped with fresh, homemade strawberry basil salsa.
Pairing: Horton Tower Series Viognier

Pear & Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Onion, chives, pear and goat cheese on crostini, topped with a lemon honey drizzle.
Pairing: Columbia Crest Two Vines Riesling

Sriracha Shrimp Tacos
Sriracha-marinate shrimp, served on a corn tortilla with mango cole slaw, avocado, radishes and cotija cheese, topped with jalapeƱo ranch sour cream.
Pairing: Blanchet Pouilly Fume Sauvignon Blanc

Seared Ahi
Served on a bed of rice noodles, with garlic ponzu sauce.
Pairing: Armani Schiava Rose Vallagarina

Halibut Ceviche Salad
Fresh halibut ceviche, set atop an avocado salad.
Pairing: Winzer Krems Gruner Veltliner

Bacon & Blue Flatbread
Mini flatbread pizzas with Applewood smoked bacon, blue cheese and fresh basil.
Pairing: Amadieu Cotes du Rhone Roulepierre

Wild Mushroom Bruschetta
Arugula, wild mushroom, gorgonzola, drizzled with balsamic reduction and served on crostini.
Pairing: Verada Pinot Noir Tri-County

Tortellini & Meatball
Homemade meatball, paired with three-cheese tortellini, served with fresh basil tomato sauce.
Pairing: Banfi Chianti Classico

Tenderloin Medallion
A mini beef tenderloin medallion served atop smoked gouda mashed potatoes with roasted zucchini and squash.
Pairing: Crossfork Creek Merlot Yakima

Tenderloin Sliders
Beef tenderloin, grilled, and topped with spinach, julienne-roasted red peppers and horseradish sauce, served on a toasted ciabatta.
Pairing: Michel Gassier Syrah Les Piliers

Raspberry Molten Lava Cake
Warm chocolate cake with raspberry collis and vanilla bean ice cream.
Pairing: Graham’s Six Grapes


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