SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION WITH WINES AND FOODS INSPIRED BY FRIULI, ITALY
with Viola Wine Co. and Prufrock Wines // Foods by Ned Ludd at Elder Hall
It's the longest day of the year, and we're celebrating it with our friends at Viola Wine Cellars and Prufrock Wines with a 6 course, Friuli-inspired menu, complete with wine pairings from the region. Alongside Viola's wines, we'll also be pouring some wines from Friuli to see how Darryl's wine compares/differs to the place in Italy he loves most...
$65 per person
Smoked Trout, Frico of Montasio Cheese,
House Prosciutto, Bean & Sauerkraut Soup
Smoked Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms,
Mushroom & Herb Frittata
Sausage Stuffed Quail, Grappa Sauce
Pork Stinco, Polenta
Fresh Ricotta Streudel, Summer Berries
about Viola Wine Cellars
Viola Wine Cellars is a small urban winery in Portland, Oregon started by Darryle Joannides who spent the past 20+ years immersed in Italian food and wine. Darryl's first Italian-inspired business was as Chef/Owner of Assaggio in the Sellwood neighborhood from 1995-2005. In 2006, he launched the full service retail wineshop, cork - a bottle shop in the Alberta Arts District. Viola Wine Cellars was created in 2002 during harvest when Darryl worked as an intern for Andrew Rich Vintner at the inaugural year of the Carlton Winemaker's Studio. Viola became a full-time venture in 2012 and today production is located at the garage of the house Darryl shares with wife, Sarah and their springer spaniel, Watson. The majority of the vineyards are located 60 to 90 minutes East in the Columbia Gorge AVA at vineyard sites with long-term contracts exclusive to Viola Wine Cellars.
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