Winemaker Dinner @ Parkside

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Price: FREE Duration: 4 hrs Group Size: 1 - 0 Guests

Join Ken for Dinner in Austin, TX at Parkside!

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Parkside Project's Chef/Owner Shawn Cirkiel and Ken Wright have worked together to develop a menu that is sure to delight all your senses. The menu focuses on high quality, locally sourced and sustainably grown products, elevated to it's highest quality. Throughout your meal, Ken will share the unique stories of his vineyard sites and why the wine was paired with each course. Gain insight from Ken's stories and experience of the early days of pioneering Oregon's wine region, his farming and winemaking philosophies and information on the future of the Willamette Valley wine industry.

Tickets $125 (All Inclusive)

— Menu —

2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc

Raw Diver Scallop Crudo, Koji Pickles, Pine Nuts, Citrus, Aged Tamari
Paired with: 2014 Celilo Vineyard Chardonnay

Grilled Quail, Parisien Dumplings
Paired with (side by side comparison): 2014 Tanager Vineyard Pinot Noir & 2014 Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Braised Veal, Root Vegetables
Paired with (side by side comparison): 2014 Canary Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir & 2014 Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir

Chocolate cake, Chocolate Pecan Toasted Milk, Red Wine Foam, Brown Sugar Meringue, Texas Strawberry Semifreddo
Paired with: Late Harvest Red


Giving Back

Ken Wright Cellars has donated all of the wines for this event. Parkside Projects is also providing a substantially reduced food cost so that the event can serve as a fundraiser for two organizations, Carlton's Walk in the Park and the Chaine des Rotisseurs.

Founded by Ken and Karen Wright, Walk in the Park, is a non-profit organization that creates events to elevate the communities of Yamhill and Carlton, and raise money for local charities and support needy families. WITP annually supports 12 other non-profit organizations in the Yamhill and Carlton communities. Raising over $400,000 since its inception in 2003.

The Chaine des Rotisseurs is the world's oldest and largest food and wine society, founded in Paris in 1248. It is devoted to preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table and to promoting excellence in all areas of the hospitality arts. Each year the society sponsors young chef and sommelier competitions that attract contestants from around the world, while the Chaine Foundation provides scholarships for students in these fields.