Thursday, May 27, 2010

Morton's The Steakhouse: Upcoming Wine Events

Morton’s The Steakhouse will open its doors to Boston wine enthusiasts for two unique tasting events in June: a blind tasting event and a winemaker dinner.

Morton’s The Steakhouse Master Classes give participants insight and knowledge into the world of a wine professional. As part of the Master Class series, Morton’s Back Bay introduces guests to the sommelier craft through a Blind Wine Tasting Seminar on June 9. Sara Fasolino, Certified Sommelier and Beverages Manager for Morton’s, will guide guests through the blind tasting, expanding palates and enhancing their sense of smell along the way.

The tasting includes seven wines expertly paired with Morton’s signature hors d’oeuvres, including smoked salmon pinwheels, chicken goujonettes, Roma tomato crostini and petite filet sandwiches. As the tasting progresses from light wines (Prosecco) to heavy (Malbec), guests learn to distinguish the nuances of different grapes and vintages. All participants earn a “Morton’s Associate Sommelier” certificate at the end of the session.

Master Class:
Wednesday, June 9, from 6pm–7:30pm
Cost: $49 per guest, inclusive of tax and gratuity
Call 617-266-5858 to reserve a spot

699 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

On June 15, Morton’s will host a Winemaker Dinner featuring Mike Trujillo, President and Vintner of Sequoia Grove Vineyards. Guests will enjoy an interactive experience with the head of this boutique Napa Valley winery. Located in the heart of Rutherford, the area’s most prestigious Cabernet Sauvignon appellation, Sequoia Grove is known not only for its premium Bordeaux-style wines, but also for its commitment to sustainable winemaking practices. In addition to four courses of Morton’s signature cuisine, guests sample Mike’s hand-picked Sequoia Grove wine pairings, including the vineyard’s award winning Cabernet Sauvignon.

The menu and pairings include:

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Belgian Endive with Blue Cheese
Tuna Tartare
Paired with Domaine Carneros Brut 2006

Mixed Field Greens topped with Grilled Colossal Shrimp
Paired with Sequoia Grove Chardonnay 2008

Filet Mignon, Chive Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Tomato stuffed with Sauteed Spinach, Shiitake Mushrooms
Paired with Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cheese Course
Green Hill (Jersey Cow Milk)
Roasted Wild Rice (Gouda)
GoreDawnZola (Gorgonzola)
River's Edge Full Moon (Goat Milk)
Paired with Sequoia Grove Syrah 2006

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Winemaker Dinner
Tuesday, June 15, from 6:30pm–7:30pm
Cost: $150 per guest, inclusive of tax and gratuity
Call 617-526-0410 to reserve a spot

2 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA


Amanda Maynard said...

That blind tasting sounds like a lot of fun. Maybe I'll sign up for it. Are you planning to go?

Richard Auffrey said...

Yes, I most likely will be at the blind tasting event.