PALA – Trinitas Cellars, the popular winery in Napa, California, will host a five-course dinner and wine pairing 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the underground wine cave at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Doors will open 7 p.m.
Reservations, $85 per person plus an 18 percent gratuity, may be made by calling (877) 946-7252. Guests should ask to “book the October wine dinner.”
The first course will be cream of forest mushrooms with bay scallops and black truffle salt with a butter pastry crust paired with a Trinitas Cellars’ Rose’ary Mendocino. The second course will be roasted Maine lobster with sweet potatoes, gnocchi and nutmeg, parmesan and sage, paired with a Chardonnay Carneros. The third course will offer wild boar schnitzel with fried parsley, sweet pepper, bacon and brown butter, paired with Mysteriama. The fourth course will be beef tenderloin sauerbraten with red cabbage, apples, caramelized baby carrots and spaetzle and an old vine Petite Sirah Contra Costa. Chef Albert Cruz’ pear strudel with BlackBerry ice cream will be served for dessert with a Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc blend from Napa Valley.
Some merely drink wine, while others appreciate it with a passion. Then there are those that love it so much they start their own winery. It is exactly what Tim and Steph Busch did back in 2002 when they opened Trinitas Cellars. Trinitas is a true family business and is currently run by their son and daughter-in-law, Garrett and Betsy Busch, with involvement from all members of the family. Trinitas Cellars celebrates the connection between sun, soil and humanity, providing a variety of wines from Northern California. Wine has played a significant role throughout human history, and Trinitas Cellars is passionate about continuing the celebration.