Mirbeau Inn & Spa Kicks Off its Wednesday Wine Dinner Series Showcasing Dreaming Tree Wines by Dave Matthews and Steve Reeder
01/17/2012 - Skaneateles, NY
WHAT: Mirbeau Inn & Spa, known for its award-winning food and wine, along with its world-class service and cozy atmosphere, begins its popular Wine Club dinner series on Wednesday, January 25th, with a savory, four-course, wine-paired dinner featuring Dreaming Tree Wines by Dave Matthews and Steve Reeder and live, acoustic music by the Bristol Brothers of New Day. When Sonoma winemaker Steve Reeder and musician Dave Matthews met, they realized they had a few things in common, including a passion for making and drinking great wine. For The Dreaming Tree wines, a label that debuted in October 2011, they set out to create an approachable Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Red Blend, finding inspiration in the down-to-earth characters and unforgettable flavors that give California’s wine country its rare charm.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa’s themed wine dinners are offered monthly January through November, exploring different wines from all over the region and the world. For the complete schedule of upcoming wine dinners visit: http://mirbeau.com/dining/the-wine-club-at-mirbeau-presents-3/#Wine%20Seminars
Dreaming Tree Wines Wine Dinner Menu
Paired with Dreaming Tree Chardonnay
Spinach and Poached Pear Salad (pears poached in Dreaming Tree Chardonnay) with Candied Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Pear Vinaigrette.
Paired with Dreaming Tree Crush
Tasting of Three Cheeses: Fresh Ricotta with Blackberries and Lime, Morbier with Apricot Preserve and Crostini and Macerated (using Crush) Cherries on Goat Cheese.
Paired with Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon
Grilled Pistachio Crusted Double-Cut Lamb Chops with Roasted Winter Vegetable ‘Ratatouille’ and Dried Cherry Gastrique
Warm Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding and Caramel Ice Cream
WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. dinner seating
WHERE: Mirbeau Inn & Spa
851 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles, New York
HOW: $65 ++ per person. For reservations, please call 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328)
About Mirbeau Inn & Spa
The 34-room Mirbeau Inn & Spa is an intimate, year-round retreat for rejuvenation and romance, offering gracious hospitality, award-winning cuisine, and world-class spa treatments in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes wine region. Steeped in elegant French country style, Mirbeau is tucked into 10 acres of Monet-inspired gardens, surrounded by spruce forests, rolling hills, crystal clear lakes and more than 100 wineries. Mirbeau Inn & Spa is the only Forbes Four-Star Award winner for hotel, spa and restaurant in New York State, and an AAA Four-Diamond winner. It is also distinguished by the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Top Ten Spas in the World in the categories of romance, boutique, yoga and cuisine in Spa Finder’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, Top Five Spas for Couples in the World in back-to-back years of Spa Magazine’s Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Favorites, has been awarded a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 30 Small Resorts in the US for three years in a row and won a 2011 SpAWARD for Most Romantic Spa.
About Dreaming Tree Wines
Dreaming Tree Wines is the collaboration of Award-winning Sonoma County winemaker Steve Reeder and world-renowned musician Dave Matthews. A collection of approachable, high-quality wines developed in partnership with Constellation Wines U.S., The Dreaming Tree wines portfolio, founded and harvested in California’s wine country, is aptly named after the Dave Matthews Band track, “The Dreaming Tree,” from the 1998 album, “Before These Crowded Streets.” Launched in October 2011, the collection includes a 2010 Central Coast Chardonnay, 2009 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 North Coast Crush red blend.
The Dreaming Tree wines offer consumers distinct flavors and aromas unique to California’s North and Central coasts. The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon provides classic aromas of blackberry, cherry and dry herb notes wrapped by toasted vanilla and soft, mouth filling tannins which are both elegant and effortless. The 2010 Chardonnay jumps out of the glass with aromas reminiscent of roasted pear, complimented by robust fruit and citrus flavors unique to the Central Coast. For the Crush – a proprietary Zinfandel and Merlot blend which shares its name with the popular Dave Matthews Band song, “Crush,” – Reeder and Matthews succeeded in creating a multi-dimensional wine with smoky notes and a pop of raspberry.
The commitment to providing a high-value, environmentally conscious product is an important aspect of The Dreaming Tree brand. Bottles used for The Dreaming Tree wines are 50 percent lighter than the average wine bottle, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint as the wines are transported. The natural cork closure is sustainably grown, and the bottle’s label is made with 100% recycled kraft brown paper and sealed with an eco-friendly sealant. To learn more about The Dreaming Tree wines, please visit www.DreamingTreeWines.com.
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Contact: Shara Seigel/Katie Van Ness