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Eagle eatery to host wine dinner

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EAGLE, Colorado Paradigms restaurant in Eagle will host a five-course dinner Wednesday night featuring newly-released wine from a Colorado vineyard.Jack Rabbit Hill vineyards in Hotchkiss will unveil its 2007 Vintage Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir blend, a wine made from organic grapes.Anna Hanson, co-owner of Jack Rabbit Hill Vineyard and Peak Spirits Distillery will share her approach and practices regarding organic and biodynamic wine making.Tom McMullen, co-owner of Paradigms, said he met Jack Rabbit Hill co-owner Lance Hanson this past summer and was extremely impressed with both his clear understanding of organic and biodynamic wine creation and the amazing flavors of his wines and spirits.Paradigms chef Anthony Kueper said he created the menu by tasting the wines and incorporating Hansons spirits.Rather than overpowering the wines with flavors, Kueper said he sought a subtle balance that highlights the wines complexity.Using smoke to add depth to the scallops so they pair with the red wine is an interesting move, but so is making a taco shell from caramelized Parmesan cheese and serving it with Cap Rock Vodka cured salmon, he said. The spice and the sesame will counter the sweetness in the rose, while the lamb will bring out the earth in the M&N (Meunier and Noir), the fruit will be highlighted by the Cherry Buerre Fondu.Kueper said the wines will complement the other Colorado products the restaurant uses in its daily operations.I love JRH wines not only because they are Colorado and organic, but they are some of the best wines from any small winery in the USA, he said.For more information on Jack Rabbit Hill winery, visit http://jackrabbithill.com. For more information about Paradigms Restaurant, visit http://www.eagleparadigms.com.

Cap rock cured ruby trout, parmesan taco, avocado pureePairing: 07 Cox Family Vineyards Sauvignon BlancBeef tenderloin carpaccio, ginger-sambal-sesame sauce, red pepper and cashew emulsionsPairing: Wild Rose 07 Estate RoseCap Rock Gin and Tonic GraniteChai smoked scallop, pomegranate molasses, truffled cauliflower puree, wasabi peasPairing: Barn Red 06 Estate BlendLamb confit, asparagus salad, toasted almonds, goat cheese sauce, cherry buerre fondue, parsnip crispsPairing: 07 M&N Estate Pinot Noir/ Pinot MeunierSake poached pear, bread pudding crouton, gratinated foie gras foam Pairing: Peak Pear BrandyChef Anthony Kueper and his crew

What: Wine dinner featuring Jack Rabbit Hill vineyardsWhen: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.Where: Paradigms Restaurant, 343 Capitol St., EagleCost: $45 per person; the event is limited to 30 peopleMore information: For reservations call 970-328-7990

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