Coverage of the 2013 King Estate Tower Club Harvest Moon Festival

October 08 2013

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In the company of our beloved Tower Club members, we celebrated the season’s bounty at the 8th Annual Harvest Moon Celebration on Friday, September 20th, 2013. Once again we gathered en masse for an evening of fine wine and food live music from a quartet lead by Michael Radliff.

The celebration’s menu featured fresh produce from our estate orchards, gardens, charcuterie kitchen, and bakery, supplemented by the high quality ingredients of three key vendors: fisherman Jacob Farrens of Oregon Pride Seafood, artisan cheesemaker Mariano Battro of La Mariposa, and pork farmers Mark & Kelly Payne of Payne Family Farms. These vendors gave special tastes of their products at the reception, and joined us for dinner.

Each of the evening’s courses, designed by Executive Chef Benjamin Nadolny, was carefully considered and paired with a selection from our wine library.

Reception
Albacore Belly Petite Tacos with Heirloom Tomato
Chef’s Special Selection Seasonal Canapés
Cilantro Crème Fraîche
Polenta Croquettes with Pork Belly
Rogue Creamery Blue Cheese, Tomato Preserves
2008 Pfeiffer Vineyard Pinot Gris
2009 Backbone Pinot Noir
2008 Blanc de Noirs

First
Salad of Grilled Melon: local feta, roasted corn and strawberry,
smoked pumpkin seed, watermelon vinaigrette
2011 Domaine Pinot Gris

Second
Coq au Vin: slow-cooked in cabernet, new potato, chanterelle, sage noodles
2009 Domaine Pinot Noir 1.5 Liter

Third
Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder: olive oil potato, local spinach, citrus, anise, honeycomb
2010 NxNW Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon

Fourth
Olive Oil Citrus Cake: estate blueberries, rosemary-honey sauce,
vanilla ice cream, lavender tuile
2006 Signature Pinot Gris Vin Glacé

Late Night Treats
Chocolate Torte with Estate Raspberry

Thank you to all who joined us at this sold out event. Please contact the Tower Club Manager at 541-942-9874 or towerclub@kingestate.com to make advanced reservations for next year’s celebration.