PALA – Napa Valley’s ZD Wines will host a five-course dinner and wine pairing Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the underground wine cave at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
The first course will offer goat cheese in filo with peekytoe crab-cracked pepper dill/red pepper fondue with a ZD Chardonnay, CA. The second will be bacon-wrapped diver scallop with jalapeno mango chutney/micro greens and ZD Reserve Chardonnay, Carneros.
The third course will feature seared lamb loin with wild mushroom risotto/tempura sage and a Pinot Noir, Carneros. The fourth will feature tournedos of beef tenderloin with Baltimore crab/bearnaise, potato parsnip pancake/red wine reduction and Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. Dessert will offer chef Albert Cruz’ chocolate in paradise with Rosa Lee “Sweet Whim” Port Style Wine.
ZD Wines was founded in 1969 with a commitment to craft wines of quality, consistency and style. Today, three generations of the deLeuze family produce world-class Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is located in Rutherford in the heart of the Napa Valley.
ZD embraces biodiversity and is a steward of the land. It has utilized a multi-pronged approach to organic farming since the early 1980s. Its estate vineyards have been certified organic since 1999 by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and ZD’s winery and vineyards are Napa Green certified. In 2018, ZD Wines will mark its 50th anniversary vintage.
The cost of the dinner is $85 per person and reservations may be made by calling (877) 946-7252. Guests should ask to “book the February wine dinner.”