Three wine dinners worth your consideration are coming this weekend and next week.
7 p.m. June 25, Myron’s Prime Steak House,136 North Castell Ave., New Braunfels. $79 per person. Reservations required; call 830-624-1024.
Start with chilled coconut and crab soup with cilantro, basil, melon and citrus fruit paired with Ramspeck Pinot Grigio, followed by an open-faced slider of savory bread pudding, braised rosemary ham, Swiss and blackberry reduction with Ramspeck Pinot Noir. Apple-brined pork tenderloin over carrot and ginger spaetzel with plum-infused balsamic reduction and Ramspeck Merlot precedes seared filet with a warm red lentil and brie salad with over a red wine and espresso reduction served with Ramspeck Cabernet and Cenay Blue Tooth Cabernet. Dessert and coffee round out the evening.
Fig Tree and Dashiell House offer a Craggy Range Winemaker’s Dinner with Steve Smith, MW
June 30, 6:30 p.m. Craggy Range Winemakers Dinner, Fig Tree, Dashiell House. Talk to Craggy Range’s Steve Smith, a winemaker and Master of Wine, while enjoying some of the spectacular wines from this New Zealand winery. $85 per person plus tax and service charge. Reservations required; call 210-225-2111.
Reception: Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Martinborough 2009 with Smoked Duck, watercress, candied kumquats; Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir, Martinborough 2009, with Poached Lobster, compressed papaya and coconut crème fraîche; Fletcher Family Vineyard Riesling, Marlborough 2009, Monkfish Bourride with toast and aïoli; Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay 2010 with Confit of Suckling Pig, plum chutney, braised spring onions. Sophia, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawkes Bay 2004 with Colorado Lamb Chop with ratatouille, socca niçoise; Le Sol, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawkes Bay 2007 with dessert, Macedoine de Fruits Tropicaux, sorbet, tea and coffee.
Copa Wine Dinner
7 p.m. June 30: Copa Wine Bar, 19141 Stone Oak Parkway. Take a culinary tour through Texas by going to a Copa Wine Dinner where food is matched with wine or beer. $40 per person (all inclusive). Call for reservations at 210-495-2572.
On the Texas-flavored menu are Smoked Jalapeño Peppers, Frito Pie with Cuero Turkey Chili, Dry-Rubbed Barbecued Brisket, Dad’s Favorite Banana Pudding, all with carefully chosen wines or beer to go along with the food.