Vineyard owner Scott High pairs Colterris wines with seasonal cuisine at La Tour
VAIL — International wine professional, vineyard owner and grower Scott High will host a four-course Colterris wine dinner at La Tour in Vail Village on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Each wine will be carefully paired with cuisine prepared by chef-owner Paul Ferzacca. The first course is lobster, apple and jicama with pepitas, pickled red onion, grapes, coconut, cilantro and ginger-butternut coulis, paired with 2014 white cabernet sauvignon “coral,” followed by a second course of sweet soy-braised Colorado lamb bon bons with chickpea-eggplant puree, Napa cabbage, red pepper, crispy rice, toasted peanuts and Viet herbs, paired with 2013 Cabernet Franc.
The third course matches buffalo petite filet and bone marrow duchesse potatoes, exotic mushrooms and marchand de vin sauce with 2013 cabernet sauvignon, and the meal closes with white chocolate raspberry cake with white chocolate cremeux, ginger snap and raspberry coulis for dessert.
Colterris is located on 19-plus acres in Palisade on Colorado’s Western Slope. The Grand Valley viticulture area, specifically East Orchard Mesa, produces world-class wine grapes high in quality and distinction. The favorable eco-climate of Theresa’s Vineyard, volcanic soils of the Grand Mesa and the waters of the Colorado River contribute to the rich color, intense fruit flavors and characteristics that make Colterris wines unique.
The cost is $35 per person for dinner and an additional $35 per person for wine pairings. Reservations are recommended. La Tour’s regular menu and this tasting menu will be available all night. Call 970-476-4403, or reserve online at bit.ly/colterriswinedinner.
Snow usually comes and goes in this part of the state. A forecasted storm is expected to stick around for a while. Forecasters are calling for snow to persist throughout the weekend in the high country, with a prospect of a couple of feet of powder by the time the storm starts to diminish on Monday.