The Hill Top Café and Becker Vineyards invite you to join them at a vintner dinner Sunday, January 27. The four-course dinner, created by Hill Top chef Martin Hobson and Brenda Nicholas, owner and culinary director, kicks off with a wine reception beginning at 5 p.m. Johnny and Brenda Nicholas, Hill Top Café proprietors, and Dr. Richard and Bunny Becker, Becker Vineyards proprietors, will be present to meet and greet guests.
Hill Top Café, 10661 North US Hwy 87, Fredericksburg, Texas: $75 per person, plus tax and tip. Seating is limited; please make reservations at the Hill Top Café: 830-997-8922. Directions: Hill Top Café is north of Fredericksburg at 10661 North U.S. Hwy 87.
About Becker wines at Hill Top Vintner Dinner
While Becker Vineyards owns three different vineyards, they also purchase additional grapes from several grape growers. Three of the five wines being served at the vintner dinner will include the Provencal (a dry rose’ made from Mourvedre), Reserve Merlot, and Raven (a blend of 75 percent Malbec and 25 percent Petit Verdot) are made with grapes grown by Drew and Laura Tallent of Tallent Vineyards in Mason, Texas.
The Hill Top Cafe presents the following dinner, prepared around the Becker wines that will be served that night.
Becker Vineyards Provencal 2012
Heart of Winter Roasted Vegetables Bisque
Parsnip, Turnip and Carrots caramelized with a dry Sherry and topped with Chives.
Becker Vineyards Viognier 2012
Warm Crab Louie Salad
Served over grilled Belgian Endive and Avocado Slices.
Becker Vineyards Raven 2010
Niman Ranch Pork Tender Short Loin Wellington
Topped with Duck Liver Pate baked en Croute with Bearnaise Sauce and Brown Butter Asparagus and served with Roasted Red Potatoes and Julienned Winter Vegetables.
Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2011
Heavenly Dark Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse, Crème Anglaise and Raspberries
Becker Vineyards Riesling 2012