2018 Festival of Wines Dinner & Live Auction

Below is the 2018 Wine Dinner Menu with the featured wines for this year's event. As the dessert course is served, our spirited Live Auction begins! A preview of the Live Auction lots will be posted soon!

Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Fried Oyster Forks, Citrus Zest, Chipotle Aioli
Shrimp Cocktail Forks, Campari Tomato, Horseradish

Paired with:

Ruffino Prosecco



Poached Rainbow Trout Caprese
Heirloom Tomato, Burrata, Basil Oil, Shaved Fennel, Reggiano Baguette Crostini

Paired with:

Ruffino Orvieto and Simi Sauvignon Blanc

(dually paired to create a tasting comparison)


Grilled Artisan Romaine, Green Apple, Jicama, Toasted Almond, Pink Peppercorn Caesar

Paired with:

Simi Chardonnay


Roast Petite Roulade of Veal
Roasted Garlic, Kale, Wild Mushrooms, Lobster Ravioli, Mascarpone Bechamel, Stone Fruit Demi Glace

Paired with:

Ruffino Riserva Chianti Classico and
Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

(dually paired to create a tasting comparison)


Summer Berry Shortcake
Clove, Orange, Warm Creme Anglaise

Paired with:

Ruffino Sparkling Rose