Wine Cave Tasting Dinners
Five Course Gourmet Wine Tasting Dinners paired with tastings of our selected wines served in the "Dining Cave" Once a Month. Call or email the winery for more information on the next scheduled dinner...
Come and experience what everyone is talking about...
Several "Dinner with the Winemaker" themes will be
offered: "Regular", "Titanic", Gatsby,
and "Harry Potter".
(Other themes coming soon)
See information below for dates,
menus and how to sign up....
Meanwhile...if you have questions, or would like to join our mailing list for advance dates, menus and specials on our Wine Cave Tasting Dinners,
Please email KIM INGMIRE (Owner)
Enjoy the unique experience of dining in an authentic wine cave!! Mysterious and elegant, the "Dining Cave" is dedicated to entertaining and setting the tone for our fabulous dinners. Owner and Winemaker Thomas Ingmire (or wife Kim Ingmire) will provide information and answer any questions about the wines, vines, and winemaking process throughout the meal. Talented, local chefs create a five course meal especially for our guests. Each course is carefully paired with a selected tasting of Clauren Ridge wine to compliment the flavors of the cuisine. Flame lights and tea candles add unusual flare for these "Dressy-Casual" dinners. Come as couples or with friends and enjoy the food, wine, and fun!! We will be offering two themes for the tasting dinners... Regular "Dinner with the Winemaker" and "Titanic Dinner with the Winemaker". The menus will change monthly for each theme, so enjoy them as often as you would like...
The most fascinating aspect of these dinners is that the entire dinner is served on EXACT replicas of the china from the First Class Dining Room on Titanic. This china was imported from the UK, and is the same china as seen in James Cameron's "Titanic" movie during the dining room scenes. Just as a century ago, the British potters from Stoke on Trent, England are still able to craft the exact pattern of this ultra-fine bone china as precisely as when the White Star Line specified it for Titanic. The backstamp on the plates, just as the originals, reads " 3 /1912 ", which was the month that the china was made and loaded onto this magnificent ship. This backstamp also reads "Stonier & Co., Liverpool", which was the supplier for White Star Line. This, along with 24K gold sculpted edging, is EXACTLY as the plates would have looked, as documented by plates recovered from the ocean floor. To further enhance this experience, dinner plates from Second and Third Class are shown during the dinner, and music that is known to have been played in Titanic's First Class Dining Room is heard overhead. These are the same moderately priced, "Dressy-Casual" tasting dinners, but with a very special twist... ***SEATING IS LIMITED*** and Pre-paid Reservation is Required. Please see the menu below and call Kim at the winery (412-8630) to purchase seating. DRESSING IN PERIOD ATTIRE IS OPTIONAL...
"Titanic" Wine Tasting Dinner
Clauren Ridge offers Titanic enthusiasts a truly original dining experience not offered anywhere else in the country!! In celebration of this timeless ship and her passengers, we are proud to offer a five course Wine Cave Tasting Dinner featuring cuisine prepared from the actual menu of the First Class Dining Room on April 14, 1912. As on Titanic, a paired wine tasting is served with each course (coffee is also offered with dessert).
China pictures courtesy of "Titanic Mementos" and the Smithsonian Museum
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"Dinner with the Winemaker"
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"End of Prohibition" Wine Cave Dinner with the Winemaker (Gatsby)
NEXT SCHEDULED DINNER
Friday, May 12th (Sorry...Sold out)
Hogwarts School or Witchcraft and Wizardry
"An Evening of Fine Food and Drink with Harry Potter"
(...and "Snape" the Clauren Ridge Winemaker as well)
The winery will be transformed into Hogwarts for a day and all of the fun characters will be on hand...
Drink Menu (For Social Hour in the Tasting Room) Served with Hors d'oeuvres
Dragon's Blood (red wine)
Owl's Blood (white wine)
Chef's Choice Hors d'oeuvres
Dinner Menu *** (each course served with a paired Clauren Ridge wine)
Hogwarts' Savory Bread Pudding with Mushrooms and Parmesan
A favorite among students at Hogwarts, reserved for special occasions. This savory version of bread pudding makes use of the several varieties of mushrooms found by Rubeus Hagrid around the school grounds.
Hogsmeade Traditional Pumpkin Stew
According to tradition, Hogsmeade was founded over a thousand years ago, around the same time as Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, by Medieval wizard Hengist of Woodcroft as he was fleeing persecution by Muggles. Its bountiful pumpkin patches provided a great staple for the fleeing witches and wizards. We are told it is still traditionally eaten on All Hallows' Eve.
Roasted Strip Loin Or Chicken Pepita Pistou, Creamy Pumpkin Polenta, Stuffed Roma and Warm Bread
This meal is normally reserved for special holiday meals at Hogwarts, a favorite among professors and muggles alike.
All products have been locally sourced from the school grounds and the nearby town of Hogsmeade.
Layers of Pumpkin Custard spiked with Bourbon and Fresh Whipped Cream are sure to please all witches and wizards
*** Come as your favorite character, or just wear something "Hogwart's Style" ***
6:00 Arrival of guests for Social Hour
First course hors d'oeuvres and a glass of our newest wine in the Tasting Room along with a "meet and greet" with the Winemaker (Snape).
6:30 Tour of the Fermentation Room by the Winemaker, discussion of winemaking, and a "Barrel Tasting" from a barrel of aging wine in the Barrel Room of the Cave
Dinner in the Dining Cave with guests being "sorted" by The Hat to their perspective tables
*** No need to worry- The Hat knows which guests want to be sorted to sit with others in their group, JUST ADVISE WHEN MAKING THE RESERVATION ***)
Pricing is $74.95 per person and includes all food, wine, and server gratuity.
*** Pre-paid Reservation is Required.***
Please call Kim at 412-8630 to purchase seating...