Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Grape Expectations Menu with Wine Pairings

FINE WINE PAIRINGS BY RANDY KEMNER, PROPRIETOR OF THE WINE COUNTRY

1st Course
Beet and Arugula Salad
golden beet and goat cheese terrine, Marcona almonds, local citrus, shaved ruby red beets, champagne vinaigrette

Wine: Mary Taylor 2020 Anjou Blanc, Loire Valley

2nd Course
Herb Mushroom and Goat Cheese Ravioli
summer truffle cream sauce

Wine: Maison Angelot 2019 Bugey Gamay, France

3rd Course
Bistro Steak Medallions au Poivre with Brandy Cream Sauce
and 
Emmental Cheese and Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Roulade
with roasted garlic mashed potato and a summer vegetable blend

Vegan/Gluten-Free Option – Mediterranean Lentil Tower (guests must indicate their preference for this option by September 3)
layers of seasoned fresh roasted vegetables, basmati rice, and black lentils with charred vegetable accents and Roma tomato coulis

Wines:
Averæn 2018 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Valravn 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

4th Course, Dessert
Seasonal Fruit Cobbler