More and more, Scottsdale wine lovers and foodies alike are finding out Richard Hinojosa, that took over as executive chef for The Wigwam Resort virtually a year ago.
And while a little a drive from the heart of Scottsdale, along with Hinojosa at the helm of every one of culinary tasks at the iconic resort, no one appears to mind.
Locals very first got to understand and adore him or her as the sous chef at Mary Elaine’s at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, among various other acclaimed venues nationwide. He was additionally a standout graduate from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in the 1990s.
Given every one of the acclaim – and Neighborhood adore – Hinojosa, that is additionally a certified second-degree sommelier, has actually higher expectations for his recently announced Winemaker Dinner Series, which kicks off September 19 along with a four-path feast paired along with wines from Trefethen Family Vineyards in Napa.
The Scottsdale Wine Examiner was lucky sufficient to recently grab a sneak peek of the menu and pairings for famished readers:
red pear | green peppercorn | golden raisin | toast
2012 Trefethen Family Vineyards Chardonnay, Oak Knoll, Napa, California
potato | kohlrabi | green onion | lemon
2010 Trefethen Harmony Chardonnay, Oak Knoll, Napa, California
SEARED BERKSHIRE TENDERLOIN
bacon | black grape | frisee | parsnip | cocoa demi
2011 Double T Red Wine, Napa, California
GRILLED Brand-new YORK SIRLOIN
onion | spinach | rock shrimp | risotto | balsamic
2010 Trefethen Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll, Napa, California
white chocolate ganache | cookie crunch
Each dinner begins along with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by a special menu developed to expertly pair and complement each wine served. Guests have actually the opportunity to interact along with chef Hinojosa and a winery representative throughout the evening and get advice on the art of pairing meals and wine.
After the Trefethen Family Vineyards, extra upcoming wine dinners include:
· Oct. 17 & 18, 2014 – ZD Winery
· Nov. 21 & 22, 2014 – Newton Vineyards
· Dec. 19 & 20, 2014 – Chandon Champagne
· Jan. 16 & 17, 2015 – Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars
· Feb. twenty & 21, 2015 – Nickel & Nickel and Enroute Wineries
· March twenty & 21, 2015 – Caymus Vineyards
· April 17 & 18, 2015 – Heitz Cellar
The expense of each dinner event ranges from$69-$99 as it varies per winery. Reservations are called for and can easily be gained by calling 623-935-3811. Wine down along with space speeds beginning at $99-$199 per night depending on the season along with promo code WINEDINNER (subject to availability, blackout dates apply).