Most people seem to have a favorite wine, but it’s not often we hear it narrowed down to a certain release date. Flavor differences between bottles of the same wine can occur from one year’s crop to the next, but especially with bottle-aged wines versus current releases. The latest wine dinner at the Yardley Inn invites guests to come and taste bottle-aged wines alongside newer wines of the same varietal. This educational dinner takes place Thursday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at the Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar.
Executive Chef Eben Copple selected five pairings of Truchard wines to complement his autumn themed courses of responsibly sourced meats, fish, and produce. The dinner picks up on favorite flavors of the fall, such as pumpkin, cranberry, and pear. At the Truchard Library Wine Dinner, guests will enjoy five courses of Chef Eben’s creative cuisine, each matched with two wines of the same label.
“People don’t often have the opportunity to taste the same wines from the same place across years,” Chef Eben Copple says. “We’re looking forward to a nice, educational dinner where guests can enjoy the wines and also learn what bottle aging does to a wine.”
The Truchard Library Wine Dinner features the following pairings:
Braised pork belly, pumpkin-spice brioche, sour apple
Roussanne (2005 & 2012, current release)
Tea smoked salmon, cranberry, crème fraiche
Pinot Noir (1995 & 2011)
Dry aged beef, Yorkshire pudding, bordelaise
Cabernet Sauvignon (1999 & 2010)
Peppered venison, matsutake mushroom, pine bud syrup
Syrah (2004 & 2011)
Roasted pear, frangipane, cardamom
In partnership with the chef, Rob Reese of Vintage Imports will be available to answer questions about the wines as well as the process of bottle-aging.
The cost to attend the Yardley Inn’s Truchard Library Wine Dinner is $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call the Inn at 215-493-3800 or visit www.yardleyinn.com to make your reservations.
A variety of creative theme dinners take place at the Yardley Inn throughout the year, including wine dinners, beer dinners, and dinners featuring scotch, bourbon, or champagne, among others. The Yardley Inn is also open for special holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and more, along with normal business hours throughout the year.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Yardley Inn is located at 82 East Afton Avenue in Yardley, PA. Hours of operation are: Monday – Saturday afternoons from 11:30 – 3 p.m. and Lite Lunch after 3 p.m., and evenings, Monday – Thursday from 4:30 – 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 4:30 – 10:30 p.m.; with Bar Menu available till midnight; and Sunday from 4:30 – 9 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday Brunch available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visit the Yardley Inn on the Web at www.yardleyinn.com, on Twitter @yardleyinn, or call 215-493-3800 for more information.
Truchard Vineyards is a family-owned winery located in Napa Valley, California. Their wines are 100% grown, bottled, and produced on the premises. The history of this winery dates back to the late 1800’s, when brothers Jean Marie Truchard and Father Anthony Marie Truchard (a Catholic priest) emigrated from France and established a winery on 500 acres in Southeast Texas. Although the winery didn’t survive Prohibition or the southern climate, fate would have it that Tony Truchard, Jean Marie’s grandson, would come to re-establish the family winery in Carneros, a southern part of Napa. Over the years, Truchard’s estate grew to include 400 acres (280 acres planted, 80% Sustainably Grown, 20% Organically Grown). After 15 years of selling their grapes, the vineyard began producing its own wine in 1989 and received exceptional praise on flavor and quality. For more information, please see www.truchardvineyards.com.