Spoto Winemaker Dinner is a Smash!!!!

Friday night, candles lit, bottles are breathing, last of the silver is polished and set, and the kitchen is full steam ahead. This was the scene last evening when Chef Deneb Williams plated a dynamic sold out dinner for thirty guests including Winemaker Stuart Spoto of Spoto Wines. Stuart has crafted incredible cabernets from the Oakville District in Napa Valley that we have enjoyed for years here on our winelist at The Firehouse Restaurant. This event we were able to include all of his wines from around Napa including a wonderful blend called Lenore, which is named after his mom who was also in attendance last night. Also a chardonnay from Northern Napa Valley  and a great Russian River pinot noir from Sonoma to name just a few.

We kicked off the evening with sabering J Cuvee magnums of sparkling wine as guests arrived in our Courtyard Grill with the fireplace setting a great mood.  All four of our sommeliers and servers meeting guests and talking about great wines and past experiences here at The Firehouse. As guests were seated at the Kings table Chef Williams described in great detail the seven course menu and the wines to be paired.  Stuart talked about his gracious endevours into wine all inspired by family winemaking and the strength of the family run operation. As course by course was served in synchronicity, the guests were delving into the dishes and glasses of wine. Everyone comparing notes and tastes that the food and wine were setting for them. The dessert course with Le Tertre du Solis , Sauternes finished the plated part of the night and everyone moved to the Wine Cellar where everyone was a buzz with thoughts and favorites from the dinner so far. Stuart, Mario, And Chef Deneb kept the mood going with the guests with favorite wine and food stories.  It was a great night to be out in Old Sac. Spoto is based here in Sacramento so it was a wonderfully fitting dinner here and his wines are defintely to be treasured.

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