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!

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