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October 2014
Jackson Hole: From the Range @ The Beard House
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Thu, Oct 2, 2014
Venue: The Beard House
Contact: The James Beard House Foundation 212.627.2308 to reserve

Jackson Hole: From the Range @ The Beard House

Set against the backdrop of the magnificent, snow-capped Teton Mountains, Jackson, Wyoming, is a world-renowned destination for skiers and foodies alike. For this dinner, a group of the area’s most talented chefs have designed a stunning menu to showcase their favorite local ingredients, from buffalo and elk to sweet, mountain-loving huckleberries. Come to the Beard House to sip and savor the Summit.

MENU
Hors d’Oeuvre
Assorted Housemade Charcuterie
Togarashi-Seared Steelhead Trout with Grilled Peaches and Pluots; Maple, Yuzu, and Jalapeño Vinaigrette; and Pressed Cucumbers
Wyoming Tomato Gazpacho
Wyoming Elk Tartare with Huckleberry Gastrique on Idaho Gaufrette Potatoes
Fried Oysters with Wyomatoes Organic Farm Chowchow
Sausage-Stuffed Fried Olives with Leaping Lizard Farms Sun Gold Tomato Jam
Dinner
Buffalo Carpaccio with Leaping Lizard Farms Greens, Niner Wine Estates Olive Oil, and Pickled Stone Fruit
Wild Brook Trout with Carrot Sabayon, Crispy Noodles, Shoots, and Sprouts
Pappardelle with Elk Ragù, Idaho Huckleberries, Juniper Brown Butter, and Toasted Bread Crumbs
Intermezzo > Peach Sorbet with Local Chèvre and Basil
Lamb Loin with Porchetta, Borlotti Beans, and Mint Salsa Verde
Smoked Wyoming Beef Short Ribs with Cherry–Chipotle Sauce, Corn, and Cilantro–Lime Butter
Warm Corn–Huckleberry Fritter with Wyoming Whiskey Ice Cream and Huckleberry Compote

Winemaker Dinner hosted by City Winery
6:30 PM to 10:30 PM     Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Venue: City Winery at the Historic Napa Valley Operah House
Contact: City Winery 707.260.1600, napaconcierge@citywinery.com

Ackerman Family Vineyards Winemaker Dinner hosted by City Winery

Since Bob and Lauren Ackerman's very first days in Coombsville, they have been inspired by legendary Napa Valley names and meaningful winemaking. Ackerman Family Vineyards identifies with wines that are rooted in tradition, but made in the spirit of today. From the beginning, all of our actions in the vineyard have been purposeful. We began sustainable farming in 2004, and by 2009 we earned our California Certified Organic Farm (CCOF) label. To us, earning our CCOF designate is a testament to our patience, time and enthusiasm. Tucked into the caldera known as Mount George, the vineyard is situated in an east-west direction resulting in a cooler, more temperate climate. Organic farming has created a well-rooted vineyard. Our wines—a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with softer edges and lower alcohol levels—are contemporary expressions that reflect our evolving vineyard valley. There’s a lot of diligence in each glass of Ackerman. Our winemaking team produces a limited amount (less than 500 cases) of Cabernet Sauvignon each year. Our wines will enchant you with a deep, rich berry flavors and silky tannins. Understated elegance echo Bordeaux qualities, as do distinctive lower alcohol levels, lighter weights and less viscous structure.

Menu
Terrine of Rabbit and fall Vegetables, onion Marmalade, tiny Arugula, Ricotta salata
Alavigna Tosca 2010
Lamb tomato-olive Ragu, Soft Polenta
Ackerman Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Pork Shank, creamy potato, Currant and Mixed herb Gremolata
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009
Gram cracker crust Fig tart, dark cherry and chocolate cream
Ackerman Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Harvest Party 2014
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Venue: Ackerman Family Vineyards
Contact: Karen Rivers 707-226-6600, karen@ackermanfamilyvineyards.com

Thanks your for your interest in our Release Party. 

We were set to hold this event at the Victorian that Lauren Ackerman has been remodeling over the last four years.  We were just about done when the earthquake put a big wrench in our plans. There has been some significant damage to the house and are forced to put off the Release Party till the spring.  We will be sure to let you know when we have a date schedule and hope you will be able to join us.

In the meantime, our 2010 Cabernet will be released soon and we will be happy to have you visit for a Tour and Tasting if you are interested!