Binkley's Restaurant Hosts Winemaker Dinner

Here's something you don't see very often, if ever -- a special event at the highly acclaimed Binkley's.

On Monday, March 23, the Cave Creek fine dining destination will be hosting a six-course winemaker dinner to showcase Frank Family Vineyards, a boutique winery in Napa Valley. AZ Wines Company's Carefree location is also involved in hosting the event, where Todd Graff, winemaker for Frank Family Vineyards, will be on hand to present the pairings.

Get a look at this menu:

Passed Hors d'oeuvres
Frank Family Vineyards
Carneros Signature Brut Champagne 1997

baby beets, chevre mousse, Meyer lemon zabaglione
Frank Family Vineyards
Carneros Chardonnay "Lewis Vineyards" 2007

Vanilla Gnocchi

pear, sopressatta, snow peas, fines herbs
Frank Family Vineyards
Napa Valley Chardonnay 2007

Brown Butter Crusted Grouper
baby carrots, English peas, wild rice,
caramelized onion broth
Frank Family Vineyards
Carneros Reserve Napa Valley Pinot Noir 2006

Five Spice Seared Duck Breast
sugar snap peas, huckleberry pancake, radish
Frank Family Vineyards
Napa Valley Zinfandel 2006

Root Beer Braised Short Ribs
rapini, dehydrated grape tomatoes, whipped potatoes
Frank Family Vineyards
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Chocolate Raisin Parfait
dark chocolate mousse, raisin dippin' dots,
white chocolate, gianduja
Frank Family Vineyards Napa Valley Port

The dinner starts at 6:30 and is $120 per person, plus tax and tip. Call 480-437-1072 for reservations. 

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