by Steven Doyle
Join Chef Kent Rathbun at his Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen located in Preston Center for a special Hook and Ladder wine dinner with Michael De Loach this Thursday, April 3rd.
Hook and Ladder is situated on 375 acres in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, where their vineyards produce cool climate grapes widely recognized as some of the finest in the world. Grape growers of the early 1900’s recognized the sites of the vineyards as being uniquely suited for wine grape growing. Building on their knowledge and experience, they have matched the soil and climate of each parcel with the varietals most likely to achieve its full potential.
Born in San Francisco and raised in Sonoma County, Hook & Ladder Winery principal Michael De Loach grew up in the wine business: he started working in the vineyard at age 11 and in the cellar at 15. After college De Loach worked as Vice President, Sales and Marketing at fledgling De Loach Vineyards, and completed courses of study in winemaking at the Napa Valley School of Cellaring, as well as the University of California at Davis Agricultural Extension.
Check out the night’s menu:
HAMACHI CRUDO, SWEET SOY PONZU, GRAPEFRUIT, CUCUMBER THAI CHILI
RABBIT SAUSAGE-FOIE GRAS CORN DOG, APRICOT HONEY MUSTARD
HOOK AND LADDER, EARLY HARVEST GEWURZTRAMINER, RUSSIAN RIVER 2012
DRY AGED NIMAN RANCH STRIP CARPACCIO
SMOKED CHERRY VANILLA VINAIGRETTE, LATTE DA GOAT CHEESE
HOOK AND LADDER, PINOT NOIR, RUSSIAN RIVER 2012
MAPLE LEAF DUCK, MOREL MUSHROOMS, BLACKBERRY AU JUS
HOOK AND LADDER, MERLOT, RUSSIAN RIVER 2010
COCOA BUTTER GRILLED LAMB T-BONE, FIDDLEHEAD FERNS, ENGLISH PEAS
HOOK AND LADDER, THE TILLERMAN, RUSSIAN RIVER 2011
VALDEÓN CHEESE CAKE, NUTELLA GANACHE, FIZZY CHERRIES
HOOK AND LADDER, ZINFANDEL, RUSSIAN RIVER 2011
$85 PER PERSON TAX AND GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED
214-890-1103 OR MELISSAS@KENTRATHBUN.COM