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Winemaker Dinner – EFESTĒ

EFESTĒ (pronounced F-S-T) believes that great wines are based on two simple principles: terroir and a minimal wine making approach. They utilize native fermentation, which encourages more complexity and produces fuller, richer wines than those inoculated with commercial yeast. The natural yeast within the grapes creates flavors unique to each particular vineyard. EFESTĒ encourage character; great wines should have personality.

With freshly minted medal-winning wines from Seattle Met Magazine, October 2016 and with over eight amazing wines receiving over 90 points from Wine Enthusiast, September 2016, EFESTĒ along with winemaker, Peter Devison, have teamed up with Whisk and Surrell Dinners, Chef Aaron Tekulve for an exclusive, six-course, paired wine dinner that celebrates the seasonal Pacific Northwest bounty. Watch Chef Aaron masterfully create each exciting course and savor each alongside EFESTĒ’s fabulous wine selections with winemaker Pete Devison and team present …all in great company in Whisk’s modern, well-appointed kitchen! Menu could change based on seasonal availability.

Six-Course Wine Pairing Menu

Roasted Winter Roots, Vegetables, Chevre, Watercress, Parsnip Snow

Wine: 2014 Sauvage

Seared Scallop, Fall Mushrooms, Brown Butter Dashi, Celery Leaf, Lime, Cilantro

Wine: Evergreen Riesling

Toasted Semolina Gnocchi, Slowly Poached Duck Egg, Caramelized Squash, Guanciale, Coffee, Cumin

Wine: Lola Chardonnay

Ember Roasted Beet, Smokey Rogue Blue Cheese Espuma, Wild Honey, Hazelnuts, Lemon, Parsley
Wine: 2013 Eleni Syrah

Elk Over Charcoal, Sunchoke Variations, Sunflower Seed Risotto, Wild Game Jus

Wine: 2013 Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon

Smoked Pumpkin Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate, Pumpkin Seeds, Caramel, Bourbon, Spices

Wine: 2012 The Tough Guy With A Cause