Sunday, January 27, 2008

Vino Las Vegas and Las Vegas Chapter American Wine Society Ecluse Winemaker Dinner at Cafe Bleu

The Las Vegas Chapter of the American Wine Society and Vino Las Vegas had a Winemaker dinner at Cafe Bleu the student run restaurant Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Summerlin.

This event was hosted by Steve and Pam Lock Winemakers and
Proprietors of Ecluse Wines in Paso Robles.
This was an event that we had been looking

forward to for quite a while.

First Course
Forest Mushroom Cappuccino White Truffle Foam

2005 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard 2005 400 cases

Second Course
Crawfish Andouille Sausage Beggars Purse, Garlic Beurre Blanc

2005 Écluse “Rendition” Paso Robles 46% Syrah, 39% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre

285 cases

Third Course

Parmesan Crusted Lamb Loin, Basil Potato Cake Red Wine Reduction

2005 Écluse “Ensemble” Paso Robles 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc 480 cases

Pomegranate, Blood Orange Granite

Fourth Course

Tenderloin of Beef Mushroom Duxelles atop Collard Greens Gorgonzola Sauce

2005 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard Paso Robles 389 cases

Fifth Course

Duo Molten Chocolate Cake Coconut Coffee Foam
Spiced Zinfandel Poach Pear Tart, Orange Mascarpone Cheese.

2005 Écluse Zinfandel Lock Vineyard 167 cases

We have attended many wine events at Cafe Bleu . The food and service has always been excellent. This event however was the best we have attended. The menu was pared perfectly with these very special limited production wines from Ecluse. Winemaker Steve Lock has made some award winning wines and we enjoyed all of them.

Congratulations and cheers to the students and staff of Le Cordon Bleu for doing such a fantastic job with this event

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