If I hadn’t already blown my birthday money on the West of Western festival, I’d definitely blow it on this upcoming wine dinner at Binkley’s Restaurant in Cave Creek, featuring Frank Family Vineyards from Napa, and sponsored by AZ Wines of Carefree (my favorite boutique wine shop.)
The six course dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23rd ($120++) begins with passed hors d’oeuvres and bubbles, followed by an asparagus course with baby beets, chevre mousse, and Meyer lemon zabaglione. Then there is vanilla gnocchi with snow peas, brown butter crusted grouper, 5-spice seared duck breast with a huckleberry pancake, root beer braised short ribs, and finally, a chocolate raisin parfait, served with a Frank Family port, of course.
Wow! I didn’t list all the accouterments under each course, or mention the individual wines that will be paired with each course, but I can promise you that the dinner will be spectacular and worth every cent. So if you’ve not splurged on something in a while, you might want to consider this dinner.
And if you’re feeling super generous, pick me up at 6:15.