The Davis Senior Center hosted a Yolo Wine Dinner during the week of love and our Carlton Senior Living Davis community was honored to be chosen to cater the event.
Chef MJ and Lead Cook Ben joined together to present a three course plated dinner that was accompanied by a wonderful selection of both red and white wines from Yolo County.
The wines were all selected from the following Yolo County wineries; Black’s Station, Scribner Bend, Bogle, Matchbook, Capay Valley and Dancing Coyote. The goal was to support local wineries and to showcase some of the best wine options in our very own backyard.
The first course of the meal was a chicory Salad with chopped radicchio, treviso, arugula and spinach tossed with shaved celery root, fennel, roasted pecans and a meyer lemon vinaigrette. Topped with a parmesan crisp. The suggested wine pairing was a glass of Capay Valley Viognier.
The second course of the meal was a herb garlic marinated chicken thigh, pan seared with crispy skin and topped with a natural jus. Served on an herbed polenta cake with braised greens. The suggested wine pairing was either a glass of Black Station Yolo County Red or Scribner Bend Tempranillo.
The final course was a dark chocolate mousse in a chocolate cup with fresh berries, raspberry coulis, hazelnut dust and vanilla bean whipped cream. The suggested wine pairing was a glass of Bogle Old Wine Zinfandel.
The wines were hand selected by Larry Chandler and poured by the Davis Sunset Rotary Club.
Appetizers were served, compliments of Napa Valley Olive Oil Company and live music was provided by Kindred at Home.
A special thank you to Dana Welch, Program Coordinator for the Davis Senior Center, for arranging a beautiful event and evening for all.