Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT will be hosting a food and wine event on June 25, starting at 6:30 pm, in the Paragon Restaurant. The wines of Quintessa will be featured and paired with an exceptional menu provided by the Paragon chefs.
The event will start off with four “passed” hors d’oeuvres paired with Flowers Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 2013. First course will be House Gin Cured King Salmon paired with The Prisoner Red 2013. Following that will be a second course of Town Docks Monkfish paired with Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2012. The entree for the evening will be Naturally Raised Veal Tenderloin paired with Quintessa Red 2011. Closing out the event is a dessert of Organic Chocolate Crémeux paired with Thorn Merlot 2012.
The cost is $145 per person.
For reservations call: 800-369-9663.
“Quintessa, like all classic wines of the world, bears the same name as the vineyard from which it is made. Our goal is to produce the best expression of this extraordinary vineyard each year. In broad terms, Quintessa is a red meritage wine. Each year, it is a blend that can include some or all of the five varietals grown on the estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenere. The vineyard’s diversity provides us wide stylistic options for the wine. Fruit from each component block of Quintessa is harvested, sorted, then gravity fed into either oak or stainless steel fermentation tanks. Once fermentation and maceration are complete, each block wine is aged separately for up to two years in french oak barrels in our caves. After this aging period the components are brought together and the final Quintessa blend is created. The wine is then bottled and laid down for yet another year before release. Although each vintage is unique, we have discovered that finesse and elegance best express the character of the vineyard and as such, we blend for harmony, balance, and length of flavors. Above all, our objective is to make Quintessa a delicious wine that is complementary to food.”