Cleveland fans of wine and fine food have the opportunity to experience a fun and tasty Friday evening jaunt when they participate in Ohio wine country's Winter Glow Progressive Dinner event taking place on three consecutive Fridays (March 1, March 8 and March 15) at three different wineries in the region. All participating wineries are approximately one hour from Cleveland.
Winter Glow Progressive Dinner Taking place at Grand River Cellars in Madison, Debonne Vineyards in Madison and South River Vineyards in Geneva, this winter event gives guests the chance to enjoy fine wines and delicious cuisine as they travel on this "drive yourself" tour from winery to winery.
Guests will start the evening at Grand River Cellars at 6:30 p.m. where they will enjoy appetizers and wines chosen by the wine maker. Menu items over the course of the event include tomato soup with roasted peppers, spinach salad with toasted slivered almonds, cranberries and feta cheese with a raspberry vinaigrette, butternut squash soup and a kale and grapefruit salad with sunflower seeds and dried cranberries.
The main course of the Winter Glow Progressive Dinner will take place at Debonne Vineyards where guests will be served wines chosen by the wine maker as well as such items as pepper-rubbed filet or Chardonnay steamed salmon or grilled chicken breast topped with warm peaches and fresh sage. All entrees will be served with sides like fresh pasta, wild grain rice, green beans Almondine and hearth-baked bread (depending on date).
Dessert will be served at South River Vineyards, a most unique winery housed in a century-old church (built in 1892) that originally stood in Shalersville, Ohio.
A Lenten menu dining option will be available for those in observance.
Cost of the Winter Glow Progressive Dinner is $47.50 per person. The cost includes all food, all wine paired with the food and tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Seating is limited.
Hours for the Winter Glow Progressive Dinner are 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
For more information about the Progressive Dinner or to make reservations call 440- 298-9838 or get online at www.grandrivercellars.com.
Grand River Cellars is located at 5750 S. Madison Rd. in Madison, Ohio. Debonne Vineyards is located at 7840 Doty Rd. in Madison, Ohio and South River Vineyards is located at 6062 S. River Rd. in Geneva, Ohio. All wineries are approximately a one hour drive from Cleveland.