by Ian Froeb
Appetizers: seasonal Veritas appetizers will be served buffet style as guests arriveAs for wine pairings, it's easiest to quote from the press release:
Salad Course: local-tomato Salad with Maryland crab and cheese straws
Pasta Course: Ozark Forest mushroom ravioli with white wine cream sauce
Main course: fresh walleye w/ charred tomato broth, lemon zested spinach & polenta / bison sirloin with roasted corn and fingerling potatoes
Dessert: last-of-the-season berry tart with Kentucky-bourbon cream
As guests arrive, light appetizers will be paired with Jayson Wines Napa Chardonnay and Napa Valley Red. Missouri's allocation of 'Jayson' Wines has already been sold out for this year; Veritas has procured just enough for this dinner - so this is a great opportunity to try these fun wines.
The "main attraction" of the evening will, of course, be the spectacular Pahlmeyer wines. A glass of Pahlmeyer Chardonnay, one of the Merlot and a third of the newly released Proprietary Red will be waiting for each guest as they are seated for dinner. Each person can taste as they please - testing whichever of the phenomenal wines they prefer with each of the perfectly prepared courses. All three Pahlmeyer Wines will be available for purchase with a special price extended by Veritas to dinner guests only.