wine dinner at Dahlia Lounge (SEA)
I just received an e-mail from the Tom Douglas restaurant group announcing a wine dinner at the Dahlia Lounge featuring winemaker Mike Januik ($125 for five courses and wine pairings). They are featuring a Petite Verdot '03, a bordeaux blending grape you rarely see on its own.
I will happen to be in town next week and wondered if folks think this might be worth it, if reservations are available.
I love both the Dahlia and Januik wines but $125 seems a bit steep. But, that's probably a reflection of the wine price.
Here's the menu. The food sounds fastastic.
1) Novelty Hill Sauvignon Blanc '04
Dungeness Crab with verjus and young ginger mignonette
2) Januik Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay '04
Sauteed black cod, fennel broth, manila clams and caramelized fennel
3) Januik Champoux Vineyard Cabernet '03
Asian style beef and pork meatballs, roasted hedgehog mushrooms, Januik Cabernet reduction
4) Januik Columbia Valley Syrah '03
Wood grilled venison, celery root gratin, chicory with green apple
5) Januik Petite Verdot '03
Cropwell Bishop Creamery Stilton, Januik braised Oregon prunes