Big Uncorked Soiree in Homer: Jan. 8, 2010

In Alaska Travelgram, Consumer, Lodging by scott

It’s just one fancy dinner after another, huh? Mark Friday, Jan. 8 on your calendar and make plans to visit Land’s End Resort in Homer. It’s the date of the monthly “Uncorked!” food and wine event at the Chart Room.
You can drive down from Anchorage, or fly on Era Aviation. Land’s End has special “Flyaway” packages that include air fare, accommodations and the Uncorked! feast! Call: 800-478-0400.
Here’s the roundup of the evening’s courses, dubbed “New Year’s Traditions”
By Chef Brandon Head.
Soup: Pea and Mint with Smoked Salmon. A lovely puree of with a hint of mint and a smoked salmon garnish. Wine: Montinore Pinot Gris
Salad: Yellow Fin Tempura. Yellow Fin Tuna cooked medium rare , wrapped in Nori with wasabi and flash fried tempura style. Served with a soy syrup.
Wine: Rudi Wiest Hooked Riesling
Appetizer: Black Eyed Peas-A Southern Tradition (VERY IMPORTANT!! YOU MUST EAT THIS FOR GOOD LUCK IN 2010!!). Black-eyed peas simmered with carrots, celery, black pepper and tomatoes. Topped with a grilled Andouille Sausage and a fresh cornbread muffin.
Wine: Delas Cotes du Rhone Rouge
Entree: Herb Encrusted New Year’s Lamb. Herb encrusted rack of lamb served with carmelized onion potato au gratin and braised endive with a peach lambic reduction.
Wine: Tobin James Zinfandel “Ballistic”
Dessert: Homemade Mango Sorbet with sweet fried wontons.
Wine: Saracco Moscato D’Asti
Cost is $70 per person ~ includes tax & gratuity. Call (800)478-0400 right away to reserve your spot at “Uncorked”!

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