On Monday, March 3 at 6 p.m., Tarkington"s will be hosting Paul Bush from Madrona Vineyards for a six-course dinner. First course will be a selection of hor d"oeuvres paired with the 2001 Chardonnay and the 1998 Reserve Quintet (Bordeaux Blend). Second course will feature butternut squash soup with chorizo and spicy cinnamon croutons and the 2000 Zinfandel. Third course will be the roast stuffed pork with burgundy sauce and the 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon. Course four will be a salad of mixed greens and Camembert cheese with the 2000 Cabernet Franc. The fifth course will be the Decadent Chocolate (flourless) Cake with raspberry coulis and Chantilly cream and the award-winning 2000 New World Port. Course six will feature Hand Dipped Cabernet Port (Madrona 1997) Truffles and coffee and tea service. The cost for the dinner will be $85 per person and it includes all taxes, gratuities and parking at Circle Centre facilities. To make reservations call 317-635-5635 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. weekdays or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madrona Vineyards takes its name from the majestic old madrone tree that still stands in the middle of the vineyard. The warm days and cool nights of the historic El Dorado grape-growing region have proven to produce fruit with excellent balance and intense varietal character. At an elevation of 3,000 feet (one of the highest vineyards in California), it can truly claim the distinction of offering mountain-grown wines.
Over 20 years old, the 35-acre estate vineyards are now in their prime. Originally planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Johannisberg Riesling, the family has since added Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Gew¸rztraminer.