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Wine-down with Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale with a series of "Taste Talavera" evenings featuring artfully crafted cuisine accompanied by specialty pairings.  Each "Taste" evening features a four-course menu coupled with pairings from a guest purveyor, who will rove from table to table throughout the night.  The flow-style evening allows patrons who wish to dine on the a la carte Talavera menu to do so, even if their tablemates choose the "Taste" option.  The series formerly was known as the "Vine & Dine," but transitioned for 2011 to incorporate spirit makers, beer purveyors and other specialty themes throughout the year.

Jan 7th, 2015 (Wed)
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  Taste Talavera: Chateau Montelena Wine Dinner

Chateau Montelena. The Philosophy is Simple: Make the Best. Period.

Thirty-nine years ago, California wine created a revolution. A competitive tasting was held in Paris. Famous French wines were blind tasted side-by-side with American wines unknown outside of California. The results shocked the French and, overnight, changed the way the world perceived American Wines. The best white wine was Chateau Montelena Chardonnay.

We are proud to host this wine dinner pairing four Chateau Montelena wines with four courses from Chef Mel Mecinas.


First Course
Seared La Belle Farm Foie Gras
stone fruit chutney / spiced cake
-Riesling 2013
Second Course
New Zealand Turbot
melon / lobster-lemongrass sauce
-Chardonnay 2012
California Ostrich Loin
anson mills grain / crepes / huckleberry gastrique
-Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Vanilla Goat Cheese Souffle
spiced custard sauce / sultana chutney
-Estate Zinfandel 2011




Jan 22nd, 2015 (Thu)
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  Wine and Dine with a Master, Let others attend to mediocrity.

Emmanuel Kemiji Master Sommelier, Owner of Miura Vineyards and Managing Director of Clos Pissara. Need we say more?

Emmanuel is one of 211 professionals who have earned the title of Master Sommelier in the world. He is one of the only five candidates ever to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam on his first attempt in 1989. He has taken his passion and knowledge of wine to the vineyard with his latest endevors of Miura and Clos Pissara.

Winner of awards such as "Sommelier of the Year", "Wine Director of the Year" and "Winemakers to Watch".

His philosophy is well summed up in the motto for Miura, "Live, Love, Honor, Dream, Fight, and let others attend to Mediocrity."

First Course
Citrus Cod (Bacalao)
white anchovy / crispy potato / olive
-Clos Pissara Grenache Blanc
Second Course
Braised Rabbit
gnocchi / sweet onions / palacios chorizo
-Miura "Gary Vineyard" Pinot Noir
Grilled Wild Boar Chops
saffron orzo / morcilla / brussels sprouts / serrano ham crisp
-Clos Pissara Priorat Red Blend
Chocolate Cranberry Cake
marcona almonds / spanish olive
-Antiqv2s "Pisoni Vineyard" Syrah
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