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Ken Wright Wine Dinner

January 23, 2018 7:00 PM until January 23, 2018 10:00 PM

Ken Wright Wine Dinner

with Owner/Winemaker Ken Wright

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7pm

Help us set the tone for a wonderful year of memories at Backstreet Cafe by joining us on Tuesday, January 23 as we host the masterful Ken Wright of Oregon’s Ken Wright Cellars for a special wine dinner. Ken is one of the pioneers of Oregon wine. He arrived in the state in 1985 with his family, a pick-up truck and a dream. While he might not have been part of the “founding farmers” of the Willamette, he has done more than anyone to help map the terroirs of the vast region while discovering and celebrating iconic vineyards. Both he and his array of Pinot Noirs are legendary. We are thrilled to share several of his amazing wines, his vast knowledge and his charm with you all. We hope you can join us for this special evening.

RECEPTION
Meyer Lemon - Ricotta Toast, Roasted Carrots & Curry Aioli,
Grilled Portobello in Hazelnut Pesto, Goat Cheese & Fennel Tartlets 

Sparkling Wine Reception

 AMUSE 
Lobster Carpaccio
‘14 Ken Wright Pinot Blanc - Willamette, Oregon 
 
1ST COURSE
Wild Salmon
mustard-and herb-crusted, black beluga lentils, serrano ham crisp
‘14 Ken Wright Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley, Oregon
 

2ND COURSE
Pork Loin 

bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, pomegranate jus, savory bread pudding
‘16 Ken Wright ’Savoya Vineyard’ Pinot Noir - Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon
‘15 Ken Wright ‘McCrone Vineyard’ Pinot Noir - Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon 

 
3RD COURSE
Duck

duck leg confit, celeriac puree, wood-roasted mushrooms
‘16 Ken Wright ’Carter Vineyard’ Pinot Noir - Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon
‘16 Ken Wright ‘McCrone Vineyard’ Pinot Noir - Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon 

 
4TH COURSE
Cheese & Ever After

artisan cheese pairing & miniature hazelnut chocolate bomb
‘12 Ken Wright ‘Shea Vineyard’ Pinot Noir - Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon 

$115 per person plus tax & gratuity

For reservations, please call 713-521-2239