Thursday, Sept. 25. Chef John Castro of Winston’s, 3101 Bardstown Rd on the Sullivan University campus, will offer a 5-course menu paired with wines from the Orin Swift Cellars, which crafts interesting wines from California grapes, as well as from grapes grown in its vineyards in the Southwest of France.
Here is John Castro’s menu for the Orin Swift wine dinner:
First course: Pan-seared sea scallop with pea puree, corn, and fried okra, served with Veladora 2013 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Second course: Bitter greens with parsnip, cucumbers, jalapeno and brown butter dressing, paired with Mannequin 2012, a blend of several white wine grapes.
Third course: Pot stickers filled with pork, garlic, quinoa and garlic, paired with D66 2012 Grenache, Syrah and Carignan blend.
Fourth course: Roasted duck rubbed with cocoa and Szechuan peppercorn salt. The wine will be Machete 2012. a blend of three red wine grapes.
Fifth course: Spice-rubbed roasted lamb with sweet potato grits, fried cabbage and parsley, paired with Palermo 2012.
The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75. Call(502) 456-0980.