Musings by Leah Jorgensen

ArborBrook Social Media ReTweet @ Metrovino

Monday, March 14

Members of the media Tweet and Facebook on
smartphones and i-Pads

What a perfect way to start the week – meeting up with a handful of influential food and wine writers and videographers to taste, Tweet and then upload inventive food and wine pairings featuring the wines of ArborBrook Vineyards and haute cuisine of Metrovino.

Once seated, the media guests pulled out their smartphones and i-Pads and set up on Tweet decks @metrovino and @Abcowgirl to begin the live dialog in real time.

Metrovino owner Todd Steele and ArborBrook Vineyards proprietor Dave Hansen sat down with the group and participated in the engaging and intimate fête de Facebook a.k.a. food and wine ReTweet.

Executive Chef Gregory Denton surprised and delighted guests with delectible tastes that paired beautifully with select ArborBrook Vineyards wines.

House-smoked trout and cucumber salad with
ArborBrook Vineyards 2009 Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Gris

Chef Denton presented the following menu:

An amuse-bouche cream soup with chip then….

avocado, blood orange and shiso

green apple, maple-braised pork belly, celery and shallot vinaigrette
ArborBrook Vineyards 2009 Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Gris

with oyster mushroom “stroganoff”
ArborBrook Vineyards 2009 “Heritage Cuvee” Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

spinach, butternut squash and alby’s gold potato, lentil and leek vinaigrette
ArborBrook Vineyards 2009 “Estate 777 Block” Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

local honey, poached bosc pear and truffled pistachios
ArborBrook Vineyards 2007 “Sydney” Klipsun Vineyard Semillon

Briar Rose Creamery Chevre with ArborBrook
Vineyards 2007 “Sydney” Semillon

As stand-alones, the wines and food are of exceptional quality.  Chef Denton explained his philosophy on working with local farms whenever possible and serving up what’s in season.  And, ArborBrook Vineyards proprietor shared about his vineyard and the other “grand cru” classe vineyards he sources his fruit from to make his highly acclaimed small lot wines.  Together, Denton’s rich, savory dishes fully brought out the expression of ArborBrooks’s wines, carefully balancing the fruit character, acids, richness and texture.

ArborBrook Vineyards wines are currently served at Metrovino.

Metrovino owner Todd Steele (seated), Chef de Cuisine
Gabrielle Quinonez Denton, Executive Chef Gregory Denton
and ArborBrooks Vineyards Proprietor Dave Hansen


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