Welcome spring with every shade of rosé, at this all-rosé wine dinner, and sample fresh new bites from chef Althea Grey Potter
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 19, 2017) – SE Wine Collective co-founder/owner, Kate Norris and chef Althea Grey Potter are teaming up once again for their first dinner of the year at the annual Cuisiniéres Rosé Dinner to bring seasonally inspired dishes and expertly paired wines to highlight the best of the season. Celebrate the start to spring with the Cuisiniéres (French for “lady cooks”) on Tuesday, April 25th, as they present this special dinner prepared by chef Althea Grey Potter and pastry chef Dan Velesik. One of the Cuisiniéres most popular events, this annual rosé wine dinner always sells out. Each course will feature fresh, bright spring ingredients paired with a different rosé that was made on site at the SE Wine Collective. Featured pairings will include unique wines from 51 Weeks, Division-Villages, Welsh Family Wines, and ORE. Guests will be able pick up any extra bottles of the wines they love that evening, and if they haven’t already, join the SE Wine Collective Club. Rosés have just been bottled at the Collective, and this is the perfect opportunity to experience a wide selection of the 2016 vintage.
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
SE Wine Collective
2425 SE 35th Place, Portland, OR 97215
Tickets $65 per person including wine pairings. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the winery at 503-208-2061.
Savory madeleines: Bleu d’Auvergne & Bee Local smoked honey
Deviled eggs with pea shoots & salmon roe
English pea arancini with fromage blanc & tarragon
Paired with 2016 51 Weeks Rosé of Barbera
Spring! vegetable tart with buckwheat pastry & green garlic aioli
Paired with 2016 Division-Villages L’Avoiron Rosé of Gamay
Braised lamb shank with carrot-ricotta gnocchi, lamb jus, peas & nettle purée
Paired with 2016 Welsh Family Wine Bjornson Saignée of Pinot Noir
Cheesecake with frozen Meyer lemon droplets, brittled hazelnut,
burnt honey & chamomile
Paired with a half glass of 2016 Ore Rosé of Sangiovese
About SE Wine Collective
Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe, of Division Winemaking Company, founded the Southeast Wine Collective in 2012 in response to their personal interest in creating a unique multi-faceted urban winery, coupled with increasing public interest in the urban wine movement. The urban winery and wine bar brings together like-minded wineries who are sustainably growing their businesses and offers a venue for commercial custom crush wine production, tastings and events in an area of SE Portland that already hosts a thriving restaurant and nightlife scene. The collective is made up of eleven wineries: Division Winemaking Company, 51 Weeks, Gersing Cellars, James Rahn Wine Company, Laelaps Wines, Loop de Loop, Ore Winery, Pampleau, Stedt Cellars, Welsh Family Wines, and Willful Wine, while continuing to work as an incubator for future wine brands and budding industry ideas. Currently 20 varietals are produced at the Collective ranging from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc to lesser-known varietals such as Gamay Noir, Mourvedre, Chenin Blanc, Muscat, and Arneis. The wine bar features pours and flights from all 10 Collective members and their inspirational wines along with draft beer and a diverse food menu by in-house chef Althea Grey Potter. In 2016, co-founders Monroe and Norris were named to Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 list of tastemakers. The Collective was listed among the Top 20 Best Wine Bars in America by Wine Enthusiast, 10 Best Urban Wineries in USA Today and Best Wine Bars in The Oregonian. Travel + Leisure called the Collective a must for any wine connoisseur’s Perfect Weekend in Portland, It has also been featured in FOOD & WINE magazine’s A Winemakers’ Beaujolais Nouveau Party, the New York Times article “Bringing the Wine to Portland, Ore.”, Wine Spectator’s “The New Portland,” Portland Monthly’s article “Meet Portland’s Top Urban Winemakers,” and Portland Monthly’s Best Restaurants 2014 7 Days In Portland piece. Wines produced at the Collective have been mentioned in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times. The wine bar hosts large and small events, wine release parties and pop-up dinners and is available for rent for private parties. Its hours are Mon. 4 – 9 p.m., Wed, Thurs. and Fri. 4 – 10 p.m.; Sat. 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Collective is located at 2425 SE 35th Place, Portland, Oregon 97215. Find more information at www.sewinecollective.com, Facebook SE Wine Collective, Twitter @SEWineColl, Instagram @SEWineCollective or by calling 503-208-2061.