Metrovino unearths rare wine gems from The Eyrie Vineyard’s 1980s vintages
PORTLAND, OR (November 19th, 2012) – On Dec 4th, 2012 Portland diners and wine enthusiasts will have a unique opportunity to travel through time. Metrovino – known for its Enomatic wine system, which allows the restaurant to serve dozens of rare wines by the glass – will host a one-time-only dinner featuring the cellared wines of The Eyrie Vineyards from the 1980s and dishes inspired from that decade’s star chefs.
The ’80s were an important period of growth for the Oregon wine industry. The decade began with only 34 bonded wineries and ended with over 70. Oregon wines rose to well-deserved prominence, thanks in a large part to pioneering producers like The Eyrie Vineyards. Metrovino’s 1980s dinner will give diners a rare glimpse at how these storied wines have developed through the decades.
“Eyrie’s wines have aged beautifully. The chardonnays are a revelation – a lesson in how well a great white can age.” says Wine Director Todd Steele. “Eyrie’s 1975 Pinot Noir was the first wine to bring attention to Oregon, and their winemaking standards have never wavered. It’s a real privilege to be able to serve library wines like these.”
Executive Chef Dustin See will take inspiration from the great chefs of the ’80s. Courses will be drawn from the menus of the great food thinkers of the decade, such as Daniel Boulud, Hubert Keller and Jeremiah Tower.
There will be five courses in all, each paired with a cellared wine from The Eyrie Vineyards. Each dish is especially designed to transport the diner through time: Eyrie’s 1983 Chardonnay will be highlighted by Marco Pierre White’s most famous dish from Harvey’s: Oysters and Tagliatelle – with the modern twist of uni-butter and cucumber pearls.
Metrovino’s Once-in-a-Lifetime 1980s Dinner will be held on Dec 4th, 2012. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and will include 5 courses, each paired with a wine from The Eyrie Vineyards’ 1980s vintages. The cost is $185, including gratuity. For more information and reservations call Metrovino at (503) 517-7788 or go to metrovinopdx.com.
About Metrovino: Metrovino is a restaurant and bar located in the north end of Portland’s Pearl District, just a short walk from Jamison Square Park. They offer a sophisticated, wine friendly menu prepared by Executive Chef Dustin See. Owner and wine director Todd Steele oversees the wine program and offers over 90 wines by the taste, glass or bottle. Metrovino is located at 1139 NW 11th Ave, Portland OR 97209. More information is available by phone at (503) 517-7778 or online at http://metrovinopdx.com.