Thursday, May 20, guests took part in an engaging, elaborate Winemaker Dinner with Ron Lachini, owner of Lachini Family Vineyards. Executive Chef Bradley Dickinson and Ron Lachini paired world class wines with Pearl’s fresh, seasonal dishes.
As guests arrived and mingled, a salmon crudo with orange, ginger and chives was passed. This lovely small bite was paired with Jaillance, Brut Rose, Cremant de Bordeaux, N.
Lachini Estate Vineyard Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, OR 2008, accompanied organic golden beets, topped with a Humboldt Fog chevre and micro beat sprouts.
The remaining winemaker dinner courses went as follows:
PORCINI CRUST ALASKAN HALIBUT FILET, hon shimejii mushrooms, white truffle, mache. Served with “Giselle” Pinot Noir Vertical Willamette Valley, OR
BRAISED KUROBUTA PORK BELLY, spring onion risotto, Reggiano parmesan, verjus glace. Served with “Spur” Cabernet Blend, Columbia Valley, WA 2007
GRILLED SNAKE RIVER FARMS WAGYU SIRLOIN, Robuchon potatoes,black cherry vanilla essence demi. Served with “La Bestia” Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, WA 2007
Guests ended their evening with a local artisan cheese plate with seasonal accompaniments. Learn more about Pearl’s esteemed dinner co-host, Lachini Family Vineyards, at their website, www.lachinivineyards.com.