“The Nuncio”, upon the authority of a “Pontifical Bull” issued by Dr. Allen Dale (“Ole”) Olson a/k/a the “Pontiff of Palate”, will be presiding over the "Hoosier Cuisine Gone Wild" Wine Dinner on Friday, September 7.
We’ll be sampling one white, two reds, one blush, and one dessert wine, all medalists from the 2012 Indiana Wine Fair. Our new chef, Justin Waterman, has prepared a menu made entirely of Indiana-sourced foods.
We immodestly proclaim this dinner to represent the best that Hoosier cuisine has to offer. Uncorking will be at 7:00 p.m., seating limited to 30, by reservation: (812) 988-2273. The price will be a paltry $85/person, which will include all taxes and gratuities.
Greeting: Assorted Indiana sharp cheeses, Brown County melons, with homemade crackers.
Paired with: Huber Winery, Vignoles NV, GOLD: 88 Points
I. Pan-seared Indiana Pork Tenderloin Medallions: Served on a bed of Indiana mixed greens, with black cherry dressing.
Paired with: Huber Winery, Heritage 2008, SILVER
II. Lamb Filet Bruschetta: Pan-seared Viking Farms lamb filet on Scholar’s Inn crostini, with Indiana tomatoes and rosemary jam.
Paired with: Harmony Winery, Malbec NV, GOLD: 89 Points
III. Blackened Indiana Chicken Breast: Stuffed with sautéed Granny Smith apples from Appleworks (Johnson County) and Brown County onions.
Paired with: Huber Winery Catawba, NV GOLD: 98, Points, Best of Show
Dessert: Indiana Peach Tart: Topped with crème fraiche and Indiana strawberries.
Paired with: Chateau Pomije “Late Harvest” NV, GOLD: 86 Points