Sonoma's Mayo Family Winery Introduces Guest to Summer’s Bounty With New Reserve Room Pairing Menu

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Unique Sonoma Valley Wine & Food Pairing Experience Highlights Local Bounty With New Seven-Course Tasting Menu.

Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room

Our new pairing menu highlights the boldness of summer flavors and demonstrates how they can be enhanced and accentuated when paired with a well-matched wine.

Peaches, Hibiscus, Ricotta, Passion Fruit, Wellington and more are being served as part of the new Summer/Harvest food and wine pairing menu at the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room in Sonoma Valley. Designed and executed by Reserve Room Chef J. Clayton Lewis, the new pairing menu gives visitors an in-depth food and wine pairing experience featuring seven small plates and seven reserve wines for only $35.00.

The recently introduced Summer/Harvest 2012 pairing menu prepared by Chef Lewis celebrates the bounty of the summer harvest and includes the following pairings:

SHEEP MILK RICOTTA WITH ORANGE AND HIBISCUS ON BRIOCHE POINTS
Paired with: 2006 Brut Sparkling Wine, Laurel Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

GRILLED PEACHES WITH PEANUTES AND CHILE
Paired with: 2OO8 Viognier, Saralee’s Vineyard, Russian River Valley

LOCAL SEAFOOD "BACALAO" GOUGERE
Paired with: 2008 Estate Pinot Noir, Laurel Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

DUCK CONFIT GUMBO
Paired with: 2007 Reserve Merlot, “Meredith’s Cuvee”, Los Chamizal Vineyards, Sonoma Valley

"WEST COAST" WELLINGTON
Paired with: 2007 Reserve Meritage, “Oliver’s Twist”, Napa Valley

SOY MARINATED NEW YORK STRIP AND ARUGULA SALAD WITH ASIAGO GAUFRETTE
Paired with: 2OO7 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Elspeth’s Block, Delaney Family Vineyards

PASSION FRUIT AND PEACH PARFAIT
Paired with: 2OO9 Late Harvest Gewurztraminer, Kunde Ranch Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

“Summer is when bright, exuberant flavors come to the fore,” notes Chef Lewis. “Our new pairing menu highlights the boldness of summer flavors and demonstrates how they can be enhanced and accentuated when paired with a well-matched wine.”

The Summer Pairing menu is available to visitors daily from 10:30am to 6:30pm. Reservations are suggested, but not required. Founded in 2005, the Reserve Room provides guests with a comfortable setting in the shadow of the Mayacamas Mountains where they experience a seven-course pairing menu that includes seven Mayo Family Reserve wines each matched with seven freshly prepared tasting dishes. The cost is $35 per person. For more information or reservations: http://www.mayofamilywinery.com/Reserve-Room or call (707) 833-5504. The Reserve Room is located in the village of Kenwood in Sonoma Valley.

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