Tables in Wonderland Event: The Wave… of American Flavors Discovery Dinner March 20, 2014

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Tables in Wonderland

The Wave . . . of American Flavors Discovery Dinner

At Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Thursday, March 20, 2014

6:30 p.m. Reception; 7:00 p.m. Dinner

Meet at The Wave… of American Flavors Main Podium

Dress Code – Casual Evening Attire

$110 per person, includes tax and gratuity

The Wave…of American Flavors has an exciting evening planned for the March Tables in Wonderland Discovery Dinner.  This month’s Discovery Dinner will be celebrating the Central Florida Strawberry Season.  Our Farmer/Chef dinner will feature Lott Farms, located just west of Plant City, Florida.  Mike and Sandy Lott started their farm in 1979 on rented land. In 1983 purchased and built their 50 acre family farm.  They have lived on and farmed this land with their children and grandchildren ever since. Mike’s great strawberries are sold under the Classic label through C&D Produce Distributors.

Our wine speaker, Tim Mahr is the Vice-President of Southern States. He is a native New Yorker and has made Tampa, Florida his home for the last 25 years.  Tim is a graduate of the Conrad Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston.  Upon completion, he held the position of Cellar Master at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, Texas. There, he was responsible for over 800 wines and achieved The Wine Spectator Grand Award for their wine list.  After 4 years, Tim joined Glazer’s Distributing as Fine Wine Manager for Central Texas.  In 1989, Remy Martin Cognac and Antinori Tuscan Wines recruited Tim to be their Fine Account Specialist for Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states, residing in Washington DC.  Tim always had passion around representing a California Winery, so in 1990 he joined the Benham Brothers and assisted in the development of popular brands known today, which include; Blackstone and Mark West wines.  Upon the sale of these wine brands to Constellation Wines – US, Tim accepted a position as CW-US’s Sales Manager for Southeastern States.  In 2007, Tim was reunited with Courtney Benham, now proprietor of Martin Ray Winery, and continues to assist Courtney and their winemaking team in producing and marketing Martin Ray, Angeline and Courtney Benham Wines.

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Reception

Strawberry Tequila Shooter with Lime Caviar

Strawberry Sweet Tea Braised Short Rib Slider

Kumamato Oysters in Strawberry Gelee with Micro Wasabi

MARTIN RAY CHARDONNAY, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

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First Course

U-12 Scallop Crudo with Strawberries Five Ways and McGregor Farms Opal Basil

MARTIN RAY SAUVIGNON BLANC, NAPA VALLEY

Second Course

Venison Tenderloin with Strawberry Honey, Roasted Chestnut and Pink Peppercorn Powder and Strawberry Basil Lavash

MARTIN RAY PINOT NOIR, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

Pasta Course

Braised Wild Boar with Strawberry Infused Pappardelle and a Foraged

Chanterelle Cream Sauce

MARTIN RAY CABERNET SAUVIGNON, SONOMA VALLEY

Main Course

Duck Leg Confit with Celery Root Purée, Royal Trumpet Mushrooms,

Glazed Cippolini Onions and a Strawberry Reduction

MARTIN RAY MERLOT, NAPA VALLEY

Cheese Course

Echo Mountain Goat, Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Rogue River Blue

Pistachio Powder, Marcona Almond Praline, Quince Paste
MARTIN RAY RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY

Dessert

Strawberry Crepe Cones with Citrus Mascarpone Mousse

Strawberry Sherbet with warm roasted Strawberry Compote

Chocolate and Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

MARTIN RAY RESERVE CHARDONNAY, SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS  

For reservations, please visit the following website www.disneyurl.com/thewavemarch

for self-booking and instant confirmation.  The website will go live and begin taking reservations on February 24, 2014 at 10:00am.

Please have the following information ready:

Tables in Wonderland Ticket Number starting with the “W” (i.e. if you purchased your Membership at Epcot®  your card number would begin WEC)

First and Last Name of everyone in your party (maximum is Party of 8)

Home address

Phone number

Credit Card Number

Billing Address of the Credit Card (Your credit card will be charged at the time of booking, and you will receive an immediate confirmation email.)

Personal Email Address (Please use a personal email address as many work email addresses think the confirmation email is spam.)

Special Dietary Needs (if any)

Guest Policies

The event is limited to 40 Guests, and is exclusive to Tables in Wonderland members.

You must show your valid Tables in Wonderland ticket to gain entrance into the event.

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