Five Course Winemaker Dinner Highlights Washington State Wines
Schwartz Brothers Restaurants is pleased to announce a celebration of Washington and German wine at its Riesling Rendezvous dinner at Daniel’s Broiler-Lake Union, featuring famed winemaker Dr. Ernst Loosen. On Wednesday, July 17th at 6 p.m., Riesling Rendezvous will take guests on an exploration of the wine, highlighted by the release of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2012 Eroica in a three-year flight.
Dr. Loosen comes from a prominent German family with 200 years of winemaking lineage. He studied at Germany’s renowned winemaking school in Geisenheim and traveled the world to learn from and observe the greatest producers. In 1999, he collaborated with Chateau Ste. Michelle to create Eroica Riesling, which quickly became the quality benchmark for American Riesling.
With more than 6,320 acres of Riesling grapes planted, Washington state is one of the largest producing regions in America. Often celebrated for the Columbia Valley’s temperatures and diversity of growing sites, the state has become a Riesling powerhouse in the wine community. To honor this great wine, Chef Ayhan Barlas of Daniel’s Broiler-Lake Union crafted a special menu for the event to highlight the versatility of the white wine and showcase its crisp, refreshing flavors:
Grilled Pork Tostididas
Asian pear, golden apple, shiso salsa and Meyer lemon herb chimichurrri
Cured Salmon Grava Lox
buckwheat Bellini, ginger crème fraîche, micro radish and wasabi tobiko
Dr. Loosen Sparkling Riesling N/V
baked pink lady scallop, caramelized Copper River salmon, raw Kumamoto oyster, Asian spiced Albacore tuna
Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling 2011, Dr. Loosen Riesling 2009
Chilled Summer Soup
cucumber, bosc pear and wild strawberry
Smoked Breast of Game Hen Salad
butter leaf greens, watermelon radish, tamarind citrus vinaigrette
Eroica Riesling Flight (2008, 2010 and 2012)
Roasted Loin of Kurobuta Pork
Anaheim pepper and sage stuffed, dried fruit, Dijon späetzle, prosciutto wrapped asparagus
Dr. Loosen Riesling Spätlese Three Decade Flight (1981, 1991, 2011)
Peach and Nectarine Upside Down Cake
cayenne infused honey drizzle, gorgonzola hazelnut crumble crème fraîche
Eroica Single Berry Select 2008
Schwartz Brothers Restaurants presents Riesling Rendezvous in conjunction with Chateau Ste. Michelle’s celebration of the Washington wine by the same name. The three-day festival, July 14-16, is hosted by the winery and Dr. Loosen and includes a grand tasting, food pairings, expert demonstrations and more.
Tickets to the Riesling Rendezvous winemaker dinner at Daniel’s Broiler-Lake Union are $125 plus tax and gratuity and are available for purchase by calling 425-990-6310 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Schwartz Brothers Restaurants, visit www.SchwartzBros.com.
About Schwartz Brothers Restaurants
Founded in 1970 by brothers Bill and John Schwartz, Schwartz Brothers Restaurants has been setting the standard in dining and catering excellence in the greater Puget Sound area. Today, the Bellevue-based company is run by the second generation Schwartz family, led by President Lindsey Schwartz, and prides itself on developing and growing unique restaurants where guests can experience great meals in distinctive atmospheres. Restaurants feature exclusively USDA Prime steaks, the finest and freshest seafood from around the world, superior service and unmatched views. The Schwartz Brothers restaurants include Chandler’s Crabhouse, Daniel’s Broiler, Spazzo Italian Grill and Wine Bar, Gretchen’s Shoebox Express, Schwartz Brothers Bakery and Daniel’s Catering. For more information, visit www.SchwartzBros.com.