Juniper Village at Brookline in State College was proud to partner with the award-winning Seven Mountains Wine Cellars to host our first-ever wine dinner to benefit the American Heart Association!
Community members, partners in caring, residents and their families filled the elegant Willows dining room for a true culinary treat: a three-course meal paired with specially-selected wines. Juniper’s chef, Kris Kishbaugh collaborated with Seven Mountain’s founder and winemaker, Scott Bubb to create a menu of winning combinations.
The evening’s menu included:
Orange Poached Shrimp with Orange Sesame Dressing
Wine pairing: Seven Mountains Pinot Grigio
Beef Tenderloin with Ten Point Plum Reduction
Cauliflower Horseradish Mash
Wine pairing: Seven Mountains Ten Point
Strawberry Crème Brulee
Wine pairing: Seven Mountains Strawberry
We were honored to have the man behind the wines, Scott Bubb, in attendance. His passion and knowledge were evident as he shared witty behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the wine making process. He suggested that the best way to taste a wine is by making what he calls a “wine sandwich”. “Before taking a bite of food, take a sip of wine,” Scott instructed. “Notice what it tastes like. Then take a bite of food, and then another sip of wine. The second sip of wine should taste better than the first.” He explained that when you pair wine with the perfect food, the wine’s flavors are enhanced and it “simply tastes better.”
The event was a great success, raising $420 for Juniper’s team in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. If you missed this special event, stay tuned for our next wine tasting party with Scott Bubb!
Juniper Village at Brookline is proud to serve Seven Mountains wines alongside our H’art and Soul of Dining signature program. At Juniper we believe that good food, well presented and graciously served, connects us with others and nourishes the body and the soul. Click here to learn more about Juniper’s signature programs.
To learn more about Seven Mountains Wine Cellars and its five-time-Governor’s-Cup-winning wines, visit www.sevenmountainswinecellars.com
To connect with the American Heart Association and a Heart Walk in your area, go to www.heartwalk.org