Five years ago in October, the Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar hosted the original Trefethen Wine Dinner, featuring creative fare by Executive Chef Eben Copple and the vineyard’s flavorful Cabernet Franc. This particular wine dinner was such a hit that the Yardley Inn has decided to revisit this special event by hosting another one just like it. Flavors of the fall season will dance with the wine selections specially chosen by the chef. The Yardley Inn and Chef Eben invite guests to join in the fun at the Trefethen Wine Dinner, taking place October 11, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Delicious fall vegetables, including squash and beets from the Yardley Inn’s garden, mingle pleasantly with favorite Trefethen wines. Chef Eben carefully contemplated the pairings and arrived at a five-course menu that is sure to please:
Peppered shrimp, hubbard squash, ancho chili butter
Risotto of beets and their tops, Leonora goat cheese
Double T Meritage
Grilled cod stew, spicy sausage, fennel
Grape wood grilled flatiron steak, celeriac puree, Tuscan kale
Pennsylvania apple crisp, milk & honey, apple salad
“With the changing of the seasons, the Trefethen Chardonnay makes the transition from the summer’s popular acidic wines to a fuller body, oaky, buttery offering,” says the Yardley Inn’s sommelier Mike Stevens, of the Trefethen Chardonnay 10/40, which happens to be Bigg Mike’s Wine Pick for October.
Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon tend to be popular and recognizable varietals among wine drinkers and casual sippers alike. The Double T Meritage, however, may be new territory for those unfamiliar with Trefethen Family Vineyards. This red wine is special to Trefethen Family Vineyards, as its name happens to be a double entendre. A Double T is a quadrilateral cordon trellis that trains the grape vines so that the branches may be trained and pruned to form a shape resembling two Ts. Specific to Trefethen Family Vineyards, the “Double T” name is a nod to the winery’s two owners, Janet and John, who masterminded the “tempting taste” of this Cabernet Sauvignon blend, which they hope you will be “tasting twice.” The uniqueness of this red wine made it a preferred selection for the Yardley Inn’s Trefethen Wine Dinner this October.
John Harrington, Trefethen’s national salesperson, will be in attendance to answer any questions guests may have. The cost to attend the Trefethen Wine Dinner at the Yardley Inn is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Make your reservations by calling 215.493.3800 or visiting the Yardley Inn website to register online.
Guests can also enjoy a variety of other themed dinners at the Yardley Inn throughout the year, including wine dinners, beer dinners, and creative spirit dinners featuring scotch, bourbon, or champagne, to name just a few. The Yardley Inn is also open for special holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve, along with normal business hours throughout the year.