The days are getting longer and summer is just about here! We have so many exciting events coming up, but you won't want to miss this one! With a cost of only $15 per person per seating, it's quickly becoming known as one of the greatest values of the season.
Join us for the Leelanau Peninsula Vintner's Association's 3rd Annual Small Plates Event on Saturday, June 16th. The event will feature eight of the member wineries and offers a full glass of wine paired with a tapas dish at each location.
At Silver Leaf, we will have 3 separate seatings, one hour each from 6:00-9:00pm. We're limited to 20 people at each seating, so make sure you purchase your tickets soon!
Check out the list of small plates pairings from the participating wineries:
2012 SMALL PLATES PAIRINGS
Bel Lago will be pairing their 2010 Pinot Grigio with Chicken Paillard with an asiago crust and Lemon Caper sauce accompanied by a salad of local greens.
Black Star Farms
Black Star Farms will be serving their own Hard Apple Cider brined pork tenderloin with bacon, shiitake mushroom and goat cheese risotto, candied fig butter and red onion agrodulce. This amazing dish will be paired with 2011 Arcturos Cabernet Franc Rosé..
At Chateau Fontaine, Paul Carlson, the chef from Bella Fortuna, will be preparing Seared Scallops with Toscanelli Bean Puree, crispy Housemade Panchetta, and a Lemon/ Spring Pea Shoot Pesto. Served with award winning 2011 Pinot Blanc.
Tris Mediterraneo will be the theme for the evening at Ciccone Vineyard. We will be serving champignon : Small Mushroom stuffed with Crumb Bread, Cheese, Mushroom and Parsley.- asparagus wrapped in a puffy pastry with ham and shaved Parmesan cheese and Arancine – made with saffron rice and meat ragu; all paired with our Riesling. (second seating only)
45 North is partnering with Ethnic Garden Catering and doing a semi spicy-sweet and savory coconut curry with shrimp and rice noodles paired with their choice of 2010 dry Riesling or 2009 semi dry Riesling.
Gills Pier’s Chef de Cuisine is Kristin Karam of K2 Events and Edibles. They will serve Majaraja Curry (tomato, chickpea, cinnamon and cream with a bit of spice) served over basmati rice with vegetarian or lamb kabobs. The pairing will be the 2011 Semi-dry Estate Riesling. Vegetarians welcome! Contact the tasting room to specify: 231.256.7003 – Laurie@gillspier.com
Silver Leaf will serve Butterflied Prawn with Andouille sausage & Remoulade sauce paired with their 2010 Riesling.
To demonstrate the versatility of Rieslings and Spicy Asian cooking, Verterra is serving a Chinese spicy, crispy Hunan prepared Catfish with a Tempura batter to be paired with a medium sweet Riesling.
For tickets, please visit the Leelanau Peninsula Vintner's Association's website.