Photos & More from the 2012 Tower Club Harvest Moon Celebration

October 17 2012

2012 Harvest Moon Celebration for the King Estate Wine Club, Eugene Oregon Tower Club

In the company of good friends, the King Estate Tower Club celebrated the season’s bounty at the 7th Annual Harvest Moon Celebration on Friday, September 14th, 2012. Once again we gathered en masse for an evening of fine food & wine, live music by Liesl Brooks, and the company of CEO Ed King and our head winemaker Jeff Kandarian.

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 rancher John Neumeister of Cattail Creek Lamb. These vendors gave special tastes of their products at the reception, and joined us for dinner.

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

Reception
Corn Cake with Whiskey Cured Salmon and Pickled Mustard Seeds
Yuzu Marinated Chanterelle & Watermelon with Basil
2006 Signature Pinot Gris
2006 Signature Pinot Noir
2008 Blanc de Noirs

First
Salad of Arugula, Cucumber & Goat Cheese with Dressing of Fig and Aged Balsamic
2006 Signature Pinot Gris

Second
Seared Albacore, Roasted Carrots and Almonds, Pork Belly Confit, Maple Ginger Broth
2005 Signature Chardonnay

Third
Grilled Leg of Lamb, Estate Delicata Dumplings, Young Leeks, Chanterelle Ragout
2005 NxNW Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon

Fourth
Basil Ice Cream, French Meringue, Estate Raspberries and Blackberries, Lavender Syrup
2011 NxNW Dessert Riesling

Late Night Treats
Estate-Made Chocolate Truffles

Thank you to all who joined us at this year’s sold out event. Please contact Elizabeth Allcott at 541-942-9874 or towerclub@kingestate.com to make advanced reservations for next year’s celebration – tentatively scheduled for September 20th or 21st, 2013.