Heads up: Blend hosts wine dinner next week

Photo above of the 2011 Four Play from Thumbprints Cellars, courtesy of Thumbprints.

Blend Wine Bar is teaming up with a California winery for a five-course dinner.

The downtown restaurant and bar is hosting Thumbprint Cellars Wine Dinner Wednesday, April 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner starts no later than 7:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per person.

Check out the full menu below.

  • Tuna tartare with marinated cucumber, avocado salsa and herb-caper salad, paired with 2013 Viognier, J & B Schmidt Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley.
  • Gorgonzola-stuffed heirloom tomatoes with corn maque choux, roasted garlic oil, braised fennel and walnuts, paired with 2012 Pinot Noir, Four Clone Old Vines, Russian River Valley.
  • Smoked duck confit with ginger and scallion broth, carrot puree, pickled daikon, sautéed Chanterelles and candied lemon rinds, paired with 2011 Four Play, Sonoma County.
  • Trio of specialty sliders featuring beef, lamb and portobello, artisan breads and house-made accompaniments, paired with 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lisa’s Vineyard, Knights Valley.
  • Strawberry crème brûlée with mascarpone sorbet, Grand Marnier-spiked blackberries and chocolate tuile, paired with 2011 Climax, Sonoma County Red Blend.

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