Bottoms Up

Beer and wine in the Bay Area and beyond

Reasonably-priced winemaker’s dinners

By Jessica Yadegaran
Monday, March 2nd, 2009 at 3:20 pm in Corkheads.

Doobie Red

I’ve noticed multi-course meals with wine pairings are going down in price. For instance, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering the upcoming Vintage Rock Wine Dinner for $55 per person.

This dinner will take place in Walnut Creek on March 10 and in Palo Alto on March 13. Dinner starts at 6:30pm.

A spokesperson tells me they were able to lower the price of their wine dinners (or this one, at least) by eliminating a course and a dessert wine. With the line-up they’re providing, I can live without both.

The three-course dinner opens with a Champagne Cocktail created by mixologist Kim Haasarud, author of “101 Champagne Cocktails,” and includes muddled strawberries and Domaine Chandon Sparkling Wine. Kim created a version of this cocktail for a Rolling Stone Magazine Oscar party.

You’ll also be able to try Doobie Red, a series of wines created by Bruce Cohn of B.R. Cohn Winery to honor The Doobie Brothers, whom he managed for 35 years. Doobie Red is made in memory of Keith Knudsen, who was the band’s drummer from 1974 until his death in 2005. Cohn will be present at both dinners.

Here’s a taste of the Vintage Rock menu, by Executive Chef Russell Skall.

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