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Two Vintners Winemaker Dinner with Chef Aaron Tekulve
When Two Vintners was founded in 2007, Syrah and Merlot were the outcast varietals of the wine industry. However the quiet secret among those in the Washington wine scene was that they are two of the best varietals the state had to offer. Thumbing their nose to those unfortunate trends created the foundation of the Two Vintners label. That willingness to do the unpopular but delicious has guided the brand as they have progressed. This has helped create wines that you won’t see anywhere else.
“Two Vintner’s goal is not just to be the best at what we do, but to be the only who to do what we do”.
Two Vintner’s is highly acclaimed, most recently winning two awards in the 12-Annual Washington Wine Awards with their Two Vintners 2014 Syrah and Two Vintners 2013 Merlot. Woodinville-based Morgan Lee was named Winemaker to Watch in last year’s version of these awards. Many of Two Vintner’s wines score 92 point or higher by Wine Spectator.
Two Vintners has teamed up with Whisk and Chef Aaron Tekulve of Surrell for an exclusive, five-course, paired wine dinner that celebrates the seasonal Pacific Northwest bounty. Watch Chef Aaron Tekulve masterfully create each exciting course and savor each alongside Two Vintner’s fabulous wine selections with Winemaker Morgan Lee…all in great company in Whisk’s modern, well-appointed kitchen.
-Course Wine Pairing Menu
Trio of Bites: Squash Parfait, Maitake Scallion Tempura, Sourdough & Smoked Butter
2016 O.G (Gewurztraminer orange wine)
Roasted Winter Roots, Dates, Chevre, Pecan, Watercress
2015 Claire Boushey Vineyard Grenache
Octopus, Burnt Leek Vinaigrette, Bacon, Turnips, Spicy Greens
2015 Some Days Are Stones Syrah, Stoney Vine Vineyard
Roasted Potato and Shallot, Foie Gras, Pickled Radish, Herb Oil
Smoked Beef Short Rib, Cabbage, Hedgehogs, Worchestershire, Rosemary
2014 Columbia Valley Merlot
Yuzu Green Apple Sorbet, Lime Cream, EVOO
Captain Crunch Ice Cream, Milk Crunch Crumble, Preserved Huckleberry, Mint
2016 Grenache Blanc, Boushey Vineyard
Menu could change based on seasonal availability.
Chef Aaron Tekulve owns and operates Surrell Seattle, a private dining company and pop-up restaurant. He has worked at some of the very best restaurants in Seattle including time as Sous Chef at Lark, Canlis and apprentice to Lauren Thompson Chef de Cuisine of Café Juanita. Also a former contestant on the Food Network’s Chopped! Chef Aaron Tekulve will teach you tips and tricks from the restaurant industry to improve your cooking at home and share secrets of building incredible flavors.