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Spire Collection Wines Featured at 5-Course Dinner Jan 25; $90 for Members

January 20, 2010 | By Emily Hand |

Five California wines from the Spire Collection will be featured at a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in the Fourth Estate Restaurant. Admission is $90 for NPC members, $105 for non-members.

Advanced sommelier Luis Reyneri will guide diners through two single-vineyard Chardonnays from Stonestreet Vineyards; two limited-production Cabernet Sauvignons from Anakota Helena Montana and La Jota Heritage Howell Mountain; and a Hartford Court Russian River Zinfandel.

First course
Country duck and veal pate with green peppercorns and herb-dressed greens
Stonestreet Broken Road, Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley 2007

Second course
Caramelized butternut squash soup with crème fraiche and fried sage
Stonestreet Upper Barn, Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley 2007

Intermezzo -- Lemon-ginger sorbet

Third course
Braised osso bucco with roasted wild mushrooms, fava beans and demi glace
La Jota, Heritage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain 2006

Fourth course
Coffee-rubbed suckling pig with duet of chimichurri and mole sauces
Anakota, Helena Montana Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma 2006

Fifth course
Fresh raspberry mousse in ginger tuile
Hartford, Zinfandel, Russian River Valley 2006

For reservations, call Emily Hand at (202) 662-7638 or email