Cakebread Cellars Dinner at Legal Harborside

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This is a good one! Legal Harborside is hosting a Cakebread wine dinner and Dennis Cakebread will be on hand to share the Cakebread story and describe the wines.

Long time WWP readers will recall that Cakebread is the wine that got me into wine. For more information on what makes the Cakebread brand special check out this in depth trip report. Cakebread is a great place to visit. I'd recommend springing for something more than a quick tasting to get a feel for what they do.


WHERE: Legal Harborside at Liberty Wharf
270 Northern Avenue, Boston

WHEN: Monday, March 11th at 7:00pm

COST: $125 per person (excludes tax & gratuity)

HOW: Reservations can be made by contacting 617.530.9470 or visiting www.legalseafoods.com.

WHAT: On March 11th, Legal Harborside will team up with Cakebread Cellars’ Director of Sales, Dennis Cakebread, to host a wine dinner at Legal Harborside. This four-plus-course culinary adventure will highlight the best tastes from sea and vine. Cakebread Cellars has vineyard properties located throughout Napa Valley surrounding the production facility in Rutherford where it all began in 1972. Today, the winery owns 13 sites totaling 982 acres.

The menu will be presented as follows on Legal Harborside’s scenic second level overlooking Boston Harbor:

HORS D’OEUVRES
vol-au-vent, lobster, tarragon, mascarpone
geoduck clam, yuzu marinated melon, virginia ham
pickled sardines, dill crème fraîche, caraway and rye toast
merguez sausage, fennel vinaigrette and apple hash
Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay, Napa Valley, 2010

FIRST COURSE
tuna carpaccio*
bosc pear, wakame, serrano chiles, wasabi aioli and cucumber
Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2011

SECOND COURSE
grilled shrimp
rosemary, smoked and braised chickpeas, chorizo and roast garlic dust
Cakebread Cellars “Reserve” Chardonnay, Carneros, 2010

THIRD COURSE
cast iron skillet-seared duck breast
red rice, golden rutabaga, preserved walnuts and junipers
Cakebread Cellars “Benchland Select” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2009

CHEESE
mountain cheese and dried fruit
Cakebread Cellars Zinfandel, Lake County, 2010

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