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904 East Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 00:00

Kenwood Vineyards Wine Dinner

The Wichita Chapter of The American Institute of Wine & Food Presents:
Kenwood Vineyards Wine DinnerWith Rachel Bennett, CSKenwood Vineyards, West Central Area ManagerJanuary 21 • 7 p.m.Larkspur Bistro & BarMembers $60/Non-members $75Seating Limited 
Ideally located in Sonoma Valley, Kenwood® Vineyards — from its very first vintage — has been committed to producing premium varietal wines that reflect Sonoma County's finest vineyards in their character and style. Kenwood Vineyards was founded in 1970 when wine enthusiasts from the San Francisco Bay Area refurbished and modernized the former Pagani Brothers Winery, originally established in 1906. The winery produces classic varietal wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon and has earned the reputation of producing consistent, quality wines.

Rachel Bennett grew up in the Midwest of California — Fresno. Her father, a lawyer by day but wine consultant by night, is wholly responsible for her love of all thing oenology. He got her hooked at the young age of 18 months when he poured her a thimble full at little winery called Chateau Haut-Brion and from that moment on, her fate was set. She obtained her undergraduate degree from UC Davis and then went to Boston University to get her Master’s in gastronomy, a program started by Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. As part of her program she studied wine for two years under two masters of wine, Bill Nesto and Sandy Block. When she wasn’t studying, she hosted a public access television show about wine and was an active part of the Boston Sommelier Society. After graduation Rachel moved back to California briefly where she passed her first and second level Court of Masters Sommelier exams. She started with Kenwood Vineyards last year and loves cooking, traveling, football and spending time with both her human and canine sweeties.
Passed Appetizers
including Herb Cream Cheese in a Pastry Shell and Cashew Chicken Curry in a Wonton Cup
NV Kenwood Vineyards Yulupa Cuvée Brut
First Course
Smoked Salmon Bisque
with shaved Pecorino cheese and Herb oil
2012 Kenwood Vineyards Sonoma County Chardonnay
Second Course
Arugula Salad
topped with Herb-crusted Pork Tenderloin and Finished with Balsamic Gastrique
2011 Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Pinot Noir
Slow Roasted Sterling Silver Sirloin Steak
drizzled with Demi-glace and served with Carrot Mashed Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
2010 Kenwood Vineyards Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Flourless Chocolate Cake
drizzled with Fresh Mixed Berries
2010 Kenwood Vineyards Jack London Zinfandel
Call 682-5502 for information or credit card reservations.
Check/credit card orders must be received by noon, Jan. 19.  No cancellations, substitutions accepted.