Event: Metropolitan Grill Welcomes Cadence Winery for its 2013 Winemaker Dinner Series

The Met and Master Sommelier Thomas Price are thrilled to welcome in Mr. Ben Smith of Cadence Winery, Seattle Magazine’s reigning winemaker of the year, for its third Winemaker’s Dinner Event in the 2013 series.

Master Sommelier Thomas Price is delighted to share these amazing wines with The Met dinner guests. “Ben Smith has been crafting some of Washington’s most powerful, precise and polished wines for years, and it is going to be an amazing evening. Ben focuses on Bordeaux varietals from top vineyard sites on Red Mountain, and the wines that he is bringing to share are amazing!” said Price.

Executive Corporate Chef Eric Hellner and his team have created a seasonal steakhouse menu to pair with these delicious wines. 

Cadence Wine Dinner Menu: 
Reception Wine
Champagne, Legras & Hass, Blanc des Blancs, Grand Cru, Chouilly 
Applewood Smoked Duck Breast Panzanella
Smoked Hudson Valley Muscovy duck with fresh mozzarella, herbed oven roasted tomatoes, frisee, baby greens and ciabatta 
2006 Cadence Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, Red Mountain
Southern Fried Quail & Waffles
Buttermilk battered Nicky farms quail, SRF bacon waffle, sweet potatoes and blueberry gastrique and a drizzle of maple syrup
2003 Cadence Tapteil Vineyard, Red Mountain
Braised SRF Shortrib Cake
Snake River Farms braised shortrib, pan fried with shaved Brussels sprouts, crème fraiche and demi glaze
2008 Cadence Camerata, Cara Mia Vineyard, Red Mountain
 Dry Aged Cap Steak
Snake River Farms top sirloin cap, Mesquite grilled with Yakima valley asparagus, 18 year aged Balsamic vinegar, shaved Reggiano, and tournade potatoes
2009 Cadence Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, Red Mountain
Red Devil Cupcake with Salted Caramel Ice Cream
 Salted caramel ice cream, Marcona Almond brittle
Madeira, Rare Wine Co. by Barbeito, Special Reserve, New York Malmsey 

The dinner will be held Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 pm. The cost is $125 (+tax & gratuity)

For reservations, please contact Allison Carter at acarter@conrests.com or 206 957 3216 as space is very limited. The event is open to the public.

The Met is located at: 820 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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