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Jan25

Matthiasson Wine Dinner

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Houston Galleria

5839 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

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Date: January 25, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Event Type: Wine Dinner

Price: $225 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity

Steve Matthiasson

Steve Matthiasson

Steve Matthiasson is the owner/winemaker of Matthiasson Wines, founded in 2003. With Matthiasson he makes a number of different restrained and classically balanced wines from both common and uncommon varietals. He has been named Winemaker of the Year by both Food and Wine Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, and been nominated three times for the James Beard Award. He has also provided consulting since 1995 to vineyards including Araujo, Dalla Valle, Spottswoode, David Arthur, Chappellet, and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Steve is a co-author of the Code of Sustainable Conduct, the industry standard manual for sustainable viticulture in California. Along with his wife Jill, Steve farms his own family vineyards and tree fruit orchards in the Napa Valley.

Steve Matthiasson is redefining the way we think of modern Napa winemakers, searching for balance and purity of flavor in everything he makes.  He is a farmer at heart and truly believes that great wine is made in the vineyard. As an acclaimed viticulturist, he has worked for storied wineries such as Araujo, Stag’s Leap, Spottswoode, Hall and Chappellet. As a winemaker he has garnered “Winemaker of the Year” awards from Food and Wine and the San Francisco Chronicle and has been a three time James Beard Semifinalist. Steve will share his passion for farming and sustainable agriculture and guests will be able to taste his Cabernets, Merlots, and Chardonnays along side some of his Italian varieties like Ribolla Gialla and Refosco. Guests will be delighted with how Steve has fused his passion for Napa and the Friuli region of Italy. Come and meet a Napa legend in the making.

Dinner Menu

Hors d'Oeuvres

2014 Matthiasson Napa Valley White Wine 

First Course

SEAFOOD RISOTTO CAKE

lobster, bay scallop, king crab, olio nuovo

 2014 Matthiasson Napa Valley Ribolla Gialla

 2012 Matthiasson Napa Valley Sémillon 

Second Course

SEARED CHILEAN SEABASS

crispy brioche, frisee, buerre blanc

2014 Matthiasson Michael Mara Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

 2015 Matthiasson Linda Vista Napa Valley Chardonnay

Third Course

BRAISED VEAL SHANK

mushroom tart, root vegetables, chasseur

 2012 Matthiasson Napa Valley Refosco/Merlot

 2014 Matthiasson Napa Valley Ribolla Gialla “Skin Fermented”

Fourth Course

50 DAY DRY AGED NEW YORK STRIP

potato leek puree, sautéed Brussel sprout leaves, Marchand de Vin

 2012 Matthiasson Red Hen Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot

2013 Matthiasson Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

 2012 Matthiasson Napa Valley Red 

Fifth Course

PEACH SHORTBREAD

roasted peaches, orange zest, pistachio, shortbread, vanilla ice cream

2012 Matthiasson Napa Valley Sweet Vermouth No. 2

Wine Dinners

Experience extraordinary wines and expertly crafted cuisine in our sit-down wine dinners. Our executive chefs and our sommeliers collaborate with top winemakers from around the world to create the perfect pairings for these intimate events.

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