To quote Monty Python, “and now for something completely different!” Last week, Tom and I were treated to a sneak preview tasting event for this upcoming wine dinner at Morton’s The Steakhouse. Though our tastes do tend towards beer primarily, the warm weather we’re having right now makes me want to enjoy a nice glass of chardonnay on our deck. A special part of the dinner is the auction benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Krug wine and the pairings are matched so well. We liked the crab cakes paired with the Sauvignon Blanc and the Carneros Chardonnay seemed to be the favorite wine of the evening (I know it was mine!). It went great with the salad and shrimp. We enjoyed the whole experience so much that Tom has requested we go back there in July for our anniversary. For more information on this special wine dinner, please read below. There is a link at the bottom making your reservation or you can call (513) 621-3111.
Charles Krug Wine Dinner with Peter Mondavi, Jr
You are invited to a special evening of exquisite wine, fine steakhouse dining and a distinctive auction benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Join our host and esteemed guest Peter Mondavi, Jr. as we explore the fine vintages of the Charles Krug Winery of Napa Valley.
6:30 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner
$150 per guest, Inclusive of tax and gratuity
Peter Mondavi, Jr. will be inviting you to bid on an exclusive 27-Liter bottle of Charles Krug, Vintage Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006. *The Make-A-Wish Foundation will receive 100 percent of the winning auction bids. (wish.org)
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. As the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. Wish children of the past, present and future will have an opportunity to share the power of a wish.
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Belgian Endive with Blue Cheese
Tuna Tartare, Diced Tomato and Avocado
Charles Krug, Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc, 2009
Mixed Field Greens
topped with Grilled Colossal Shrimp
Charles Krug, Carneros Chardonnay, 2008
Chive Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Tomato stuffed with Sauteed Spinach
Charles Krug, Vintage Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, 1995
Charles Krug, Vintage Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, 1998
Charles Krug, Vintage Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006
Green Hill (Jersey Cow Milk Cheese)
Roasted Wild Rice (Gouda)
Snow Drop (Goat Cheese)
Charles Krug, Zinfandel Port
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Morton’s The Steakhouse is located at 441 Vine Street in the Carew Tower in downtown Cincinnati. The restaurant is open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5:30 – 11 p.m. and Sundays from 5 – 10 p.m.