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The entrance exterior of the Mission Inn restaurant in Riverside.
BY CHARLOTTE BRAY CORRESPONDENT February 25, 2013; 10:33 AM
The Mission Inn has decided to host another Martin Ray Wine Dinner. This four course meal will be paired with a selection of Martin Ray wines on Friday, Mar. 8.
Martin Ray Winery emphasizes the traditional hands-on technique of wine making and has made an extensive collection of cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and chardonnays.
The dinner will start off with some hors d’oeuvres paired with the Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noir 2010 and the Rose of Pinot Noir 2011. Hors d’oeuvres include ahi tuna with radish and toasted pine nut, and light smoked duck tacos mu shu, and green onion pancake with spiced sour cream and baby basil.
The first course to follow will be a peppered arugula with savory cheesecake, tomato jam, grissini stick and lemon oil, paired with the Angeline Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2012.
The second course will be a seared arctic char with saffron poached Yukon potato, cioppino broth and fried leeks. The second course will be paired with the Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2011.
The third course is an apricot chardonnay sorbet with salted almond crunch, which will be followed by the main course of roasted herb lamb rack with brioche bread pudding, wilted spinach, cippolini onion and black pepper rosemary jus, paired with the Merlot Napa Valley 2010 and the Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2008.
Lastly comes dessert, which will be a carnival trio of cotton candy waffle, chocolate mousse caramel corn, and cinnamon apple cake paired with the Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2009.
The evening will begin with a reception at 7 p.m. with dinner following at 7:30 p.m. Dinner costs $85 per person, or you could book the dinner and room package for two for $339.