Ice Wine Festival Progressive Dinner Events

Kick off the Ice Wine Festival (March 1, 8, and 15) with a progressive dinner event the night before using mostly local meats, fruits, and vegetables from some of our neighboring certified farms. Each evening begins at 6:30 p.m. at Grand River Cellars with delicious appetizers. Proceed to Debonné Vineyards for a wonderful meal. Afterwards, move up the road to South River Vineyard for a delicious dessert. Our winemaker will pair each of the courses with his choice of wines.

Reservations required. Seating is very limited and will sell out early. This is a prepaid, non-refundable ticketed event. $49.50 per person includes tax & gratuity.

February 28

Grand River Cellars: Roasted purple potatoes & caramelized onion (Rainbow Farms, Perry) & bacon pizza appetizer followed with a kale salad (Ohio Heritage Farm, Saybrook), with toasted nuts, and a warm, bacon vinaigrette (New Creations Farm, Chardon).

Debonne Vineyards: Grilled grass fed pork chop (New Creation Farm, Chardon) covered with a maple BBQ sauce (Bissell Maple Farm, Rock Creek) served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes with chorizo sausage (New Creations Farm) and shredded cheddar cheese (Middlefield Cheese Co-op, Middlefield), and roasted carrots (Rainbow Farms, Perry) and locally baked bread.

Finish with dessert at South River Vineyards from Gartman Bakery in Painesville.

March 7

Grand River Cellars: Roasted Garlic (Stone Farm, Madison) Soup followed with a local greens salad (Happy Greens, Kingsville) with candied, roasted winter squash (Ohio Heritage Farm, Saybrook), thinly sliced red onions (Rainbow Farms, Perry), feta cheese and a white balsamic dressing.

Debonne Vineyards: Free range chicken (Pellegrino Pastures, Jefferson) Alfredo using dairy products (Hartzler Dairy Wooster, OH) over penne pasta and roasted vegetables (Rainbow Farms, Perry). (Lenten option: Homemade Alfredo using cannellini beans.)

Finish with dessert at South River Vineyards from Gartman Bakery in Painesville.

March 14

Grand River Cellars: Tuscan vegetable soup (Ohio Heritage Farm, Saybrook & Rainbow Farms, Perry), served with a mixed greens salad (Rainbow Farms, Perry), with sunflower seeds, tortilla strips, & a chipotle dressing.

Debonne Vineyards: Homemade pot roast (New Creation Farm, Chardon) covered in Merlot gravy using Debonné wines, served with roasted vegetables and potatoes (Ohio Heritage Farms & Rainbow Farms). (Lenten option: Grilled Salmon covered in a maple mustard sauce (Bissell Maple Farm, Rock Creek)

Finish with dessert at South River Vineyards from Gartman Bakery in Painesville.

Please note that we make every effort to bring you fresh local meats, fruits and vegetables but sometimes we have to make a last minute menu change due to availability.

Call 440-298-9838 to make your reservation and celebrate local wine & food with us.

Geauga News
Author: Geauga News