Springtime in Paris: A progressive supper with 3 wineries, 3 courses

Looking for something different to do? Enjoy delicious food and award-winning wine? Liberty Vineyards and Winery, 21 Brix Winery and Johnson Estate Winery are proud to announce their first Progressive Supper on Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m. Springtime in Paris: A Progressive Supper will feature a three-course French-inspired menu to be held at the three wineries. Each of the courses will be held at a different winery; participants in this special dinner will drive to each of the wineries to enjoy that portion of the dinner as well a special tour or presentation about food and wine.

The evening will begin at Liberty Vineyards and Winery with an array of tantalizing hors d’oeuvres. In addition to French cheeses with crackers and baguettes, Liberty will be serving ham and roquefort roulades as well as French onion stuffed mushrooms. Enjoy a glass of their Sparkling Riesling or another Liberty wine of your choice with these hors d’oeuvres. A tour of the winery and a discussion about the wine making process from when the grapes are picked until the wine is poured behind the tasting bar will finish the first part of the evening.

The second stop of the evening will be at 21 Brix Winery where the main course will feature beef bourguignon with oven roasted seasoned potatoes or sole in a beurre blanc sauce with rice pilaf. Both dishes will be served with sauteed green beans. Either dish can be paired with a wine of your choice. Can’t decide whether to have a red or white wine or a dry or sweet wine with dinner? Learn about wine varieties and food pairings during a short discussion and wine tasting prior to dinner.

The final stop of the evening will be at Johnson Estate Winery and will feature both a blueberry concord tart paired with Chambourcin wine and sliced baguettes with goat cheese and fruit paired with Vidal Blanc Ice Wine. Winemaker Jeff Murphy will discuss the challenges of harvesting frozen ice wine grapes and of making these special and rare wines.