by Ian Froeb
Paul Newman is introducing a line of Newman's Own wines. They aren't available in stores yet, but you can try them at a wine dinner at Fleming's Steakhouse & Wine Bar (1855 South Lindbergh Boulevard) at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, February 29.
The five-course meal includes Newman's Own chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, both from 2006. Wines from Francis Ford Coppola's vineyards are also featured. There will be a red carpet and Paul Newman movie trivia, and The Color of Money will be playing. The cost is $95 per person (tax and tip not included). Call 314-567-7610 for more information. The full menu is after the jump.
Previews Sicilian Bruschetta topped with Olive Oil, Roma Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs and Spicy Tuna Tartare on Focaccia Crackers SOFIA, Blanc de Blancs California, 2004
Opening Scene Seared Arctic Char nestled on a Fennel and Citrus Salad NEWMAN'S OWN®, Chardonnay California, 2006
Build-up Glazed Duck Breast marinated in Newman's Own® Teriyaki, fanned over a Crispy Polenta Cake with Roasted Grapes NEWMAN'S OWN®, Cabernet Sauvignon California, 2006
Resolution Filet "Corleone" with Porcini Mushrooms, served on a bed of Sweet Onion Risotto FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA DIAMOND COLLECTION, Claret California Black Label, 2005
Credits Hazelnut Marjolaine (served at the 2007 Academy Awards®dinner) --layers of Hazelnut Meringue, Dark Chocolate Ganache and Hazelnut Buttercream DELAFORCE, Tawny Port Colheita, 1986