Monday, September 3, 2012

Kermit Lynch Wine Dinner at Soleil Austin on Lake Travis

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Austin, Texas

Soleil Austin Restaurant
6550 Commanche Trail
Austin, Texas 78732


Kermit Lynch was born and raised in California. From his youth he remembers that his father and uncle worked for a winery, but he has no memory of anyone in his family drinking wine.
The Lynch family was rich in preachers, too, but at communion they served Welch's grape juice, even though, as Kermit points out, Jesus turned water into wine, not grape juice.
In 1972 he opened a retail wine shop and later began importing and distributing nationally. In 2000 he was named Wine Professional of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, in 1998 the French government presented him with the Ordre de Mérite Agricole award, and in 2005 named him Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. His book, Adventures on the Wine Route, won the Veuve Clicquot Wine Book of the Year award, and is still in print 21 years later. His second book, Inspiring Thirst, was published in 2004.

The Menu
Sommariva Prosecco, Veneto, Italy
Chef David Sanchez' Amuse Bouche
First Course
Domaine de la Cadette Bourgogne Blanc, France ‘11
Cucumber Avocado Salad with Cold Smoked Arctic Char with a Meyer Lemon, Tahitian Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette
Second Course
Chateau de Lascaux Coteaux de Languedoc Rose, France ‘11
Cherry Glazed Duck Breast with a Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto
Third Course
Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Reserve La Demoiselle ‘08
Mole Braised Beef Short Rib on Caramelized Plantain Mash and Grilled Ramps
Dessert Course
Cantine Elvio Tintero “Grangia”, Piedmont, Italy NV
A Reverse Fondue – Liquid Hazelnut Brittle over Nancy’s Camembert with Fresh Green Apple Chips

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