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wine dinner at Dahlia Lounge (SEA)

Rob Jan 11, 2006 04:05 PM

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.

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    Eric RE: Rob Jan 11, 2006 04:10 PM

    I do not know about the wine dinner itself. We do enjoy the Januik wines very much though!

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      SandraV RE: Rob Jan 11, 2006 05:39 PM

      I love both the Dahlia and Januik wines but $125 seems a bit steep. But, that's probably a reflection of the wine price.

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        Tha Groovin' Gourmet RE: Rob Jan 11, 2006 07:29 PM

        Don't know the wines, but love Dahlia Lounge.

        I say go for it!

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          KathyR RE: Rob Jan 12, 2006 06:56 AM

          I went to a Seghesio wine dinner at Dahlia and it was fabulous. I don't remember the price. Yes, $125 is pricy, but not out of line. Did the email include the menu for the dinner? I would go for it if I were you.

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            Rob RE: KathyR Jan 12, 2006 08:15 AM

            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

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            seeEricaEat RE: Rob Nov 13, 2006 05:30 PM

            Did you go? How was it?

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              rcburli RE: seeEricaEat Nov 14, 2006 08:16 PM

              I did end up going and it was lots of fun and delicious.
              The hostess was so impressed that I had reserved a spot all by myself that she sat me right next to Mike Januik which was very cool.
              I loved my visit to Seattle and will be back to soon.

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                Seattle Rose RE: rcburli Nov 14, 2006 10:10 PM

                I am so impressed that you went by yourself. I have hesitated to go to these type events by myself because I wasn't sure I would be welcomed. I must ay that the staff at the Dahlia is always very welcoming and professional. You have encouraged me to go to some future event.

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