Friday, April 26, 2013

Five Course Food and Wine Pairing with Chef Martinez - Dayton, New Jersey

Friday, May 10, 2013 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dayton, New Jersey

The Grape Escape Winery
12 Stults Road
Dayton, New Jersey 08810

Cost: $95 for One Person, $169 for Two People

Join Winemaker Thomas Nye and Executive Chef Luis Martinez for a special Spring 5 course food and wine pairing at The Grape Escape on May 1 at 7:00 PM. Chef Martinez was the Executive Chef of Teresa’s Café in Princeton and has now started his own gourmet catering company.  He will prepare a five course dinner for you with each course paired with wines from around the world. Chef Luis Martinez has a completely unique culinary point of view, fusing Italian & Latin American cuisine.

The evening begins with a wine tasting directly from our barrels.  Try a Chardonnay from the Russian River in California or a Montepulciano from Italy…directly from the barrel.  We'll discuss each region, how the wines are made and the intricacies of tasting wine properly for full enjoyment.

The following five course dinner will then be prepared for you by Chef Luis Martinez:

Entrada - Mechada Beef on Tostones, Spicy Pineapple Sauce

Ensalada - Watercress, Hearts of Palm, Tomato, Feta Cheese, Citrus Saffron Vinaigrette

Pescado - Panela and Rum Cured Salmon, Peas, Grape Tomato, Smoked Bacon, Golden Raisins and Potato Fricasse

Carne - Spice Rub Tenderloin, Fried Potatoes, Asparagus Spicy Chocolate-Rosemary Sauce

Postre - Peach and Almonds Tres Leches

As each course is presented to you, we will match a specific wine to each course and discuss how and why the wines match.  The cost is $95  a person or $169 for a couple (gratuity included.)

Chef Luis Martinez is a rising star in the culinary field.  Luis is originally from Venezuela, trained in Montreal and is currently the Executive Chef of the prominent Teresa’s Café in Princeton.  Luis has worked with The Grape Escape for many of our corporate team building events, awing our clients with his inspired creations.

The Grape Escape is a working winery that invites you to participate in the winemaking process. You crush, press, bottle and custom label your own wine. In the Spring, we import grapes from Chile and Argentina while in the Fall we ship grapes from Napa, Sonoma and Amador. Come see what everyone is talking about!

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