WENATCHEE — Eagle Creek Winery and the Wenatchee Convention Center are teaming up with the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center to offer a Winemaker’s Dinner on Thursday, Aug. 15. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the museum.
Winemaker Paul Sharpe will host the evening and provide background commentary on the wines throughout the evening. Chef Leonard Silva has designed a menu to stylishly and deliciously complement Paul’s wines. Local Celtic trio All Strings Considered will provide entertainment.
As guests arrive, they will enjoy a happy hour featuring 2018 Viognier. The presentation of the first course will reveal Tabbouleh with Fresh Mint, Cucumber and Tarragon, paired with a 2018 Chardonnay. That will be followed by Roasted Breast of Chicken with Plums (2016 Montage).
The third course will feature Summer Succotash with Fresh Basil (2018 Pinot Grigio). Highlighted in the fourth course will be Italian Duck Gravy over Orecchiette (2014 D. LoVarco), immediately followed by Braised Short Ribs and Mushrooms with Barley and Wilted Spinach (2009 Tre Dei Cinque). The dessert course will feature Agave Poached Pear with Crème Fraiche, Hazelnuts and Local Honey (2018 Muscat Canelli).
Eagle Creek Winery is located outside Leavenworth. The award-winning winery will also be pouring at the 2019 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival on Aug. 24 at the Town Toyota Center.
“Paul is very engaging and loves chatting with guests. He’s hoping for an engaged audience. The evening promises to be lots of fun,” said Kristin Lodge, the museum’s director of development and communications.
The cost is $90 for museum members and $100 for non-members. Reservations are required by Monday; they can be made online at wenatcheevalleymuseum.org or by calling the museum at 888-6240. All proceeds benefit the museum.
Ashley Sinner is the outreach and public relations coordinator for the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.