Wine Lunches

SMALL CROWD, BIG TASTE

These are lunches you don’t want to miss. Join local wine experts at two of the hippest Minneapolis restaurants for mouth-watering menus complemented by perfectly-paired wines. Reserve your spot by visiting www.foodwineshow.com.

Saturday February 23, 3008

Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

123 N. 3rd Street, Minneapolis – www.SaffronMpls.com
Noon – $50 per person

Saffron is located in the historic warehouse district in a warm and inviting dining room with high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and a full bar.
 

TASTING MENU

Sumac Smoked Salmon
Avocado “fatoushâ€
Lamb Bacon Tart poached egg, wild mushrooms and sherry
Duck Breast eggplant-tomato confit, garganelli pasta and saffron
Citrus & Almond Cake ruby grapefruit sorbet and orange blossom honey yogurt

PAIRING WINE LIST from André Lurton

2002 Chateau La Louviere Blanc
2003 Chateau De Cruzeau Red
2003 Chateau Dauzac
2005 Chateau Bonnet Rose


Sunday February 24, 2008

r.Norman’s

700 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis – www.rnormans.com
Noon – $50 per person

r.Norman’s is the new highly anticipated steakhouse in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Stunning décor and delicious fare give guests a unique dining experience.

TASTING MENU

Bruschetta Salad mixed green, marinated tomatoes, balsamic glace and shaved parmesan
r.Norman’s Filet 4 oz. filet topped with colossal lump crab meat and finished with a honey bourbon butter, served with mashed potatoes and asparagus
KeyLime Cheesecake

PAIRING WINE LIST from Calesa

2007 Semillon
2007 Carmenere

*New vintages of the 2007 Best of Show and Best Value for Imported Red and White awarded at the Twin Cities Food & Wine Experience

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