Columbia Willamette Enological Society
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The Wines and Food
For Valentine’s Day the master chefs of Northwest Culinary Institue with prepare a 5-course lobster dinner. 

Gary Gougér, owner/winemaker, will select his premium wines to match and discuss each as they are poured.
This special event will be priced at $75 per person, whether a member or guest.  Reservations are mandatory and must be pre-paid to insure we have seating for everyone.  Check-in is 6:45 and dinner served at 7:15.

Please RSVP by February 8, with Ray or Patricia Maddix at 360-944-2051.  Or you can email [email protected]

If you pay by check please send names of attendees and your check, payable to CWES to:
Raymond Maddix
13006 SE 24 Circle
Vancouver, WA 98683

If you pay by credit card send an e-mail to Retta Dykstra at:
Include your name, the names of attendees, and your phone number. Retta will call you for your credit card information which will be run through “Square.”

Your reservation cannot be confirmed until your payment has been received.

Here is the menu:

Welcome Wine:
Sparkling Pinot Noir – Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres

1st Course:
Sparkling Syrah – Savory Charcouterie Selections 
With Rose Hip Jam

2nd Course:
Syrah – Seared Breast of Mallard Duck; Foie Gras

3rd Course:
Zinfandel – Classic Beef Wellington


4th Course:
Chardonnay – Lobster Medallions; Celeriac Puree/Sauce Nantua

5th Course:
Malbec – Chocolate Bombe with Berry Coulis

Here are the wines being poured:

1) Sparkling Rose’ - Pinot Noir and Muscat; Grapefruit, strawberry, peach, apricot. Excellent with fruit, salads, chicken, and cheeses.

2) Sparkling Syrah – Lots of layers of flavor, smooth with wonderful complexity.

3) Pinot Noir- Lots of flavor. Different techniques used to extract more flavor form the grapes. Well rounded mouthfeel.

4) Zinfandel – Soft yet full of tannins. Fruit forward with balanced vanilla and coconut. Gold Medal San Francisco Chronicle.

5) Malbec – Beautiful fruit forward with a hit o0f residual sweetness to offset the smooth tannins. Silver Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

6) Syrah – Double Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Very complex with layers of flavor and a long finish.