Ray’s at Killer Creek in Alpharetta is excited to share the varietals of Frank Family Vineyards with metro Atlanta patrons at a wine dinner on Tuesday, March 24. Frank Family Vineyards, occupying three vineyards across Napa Valley, handcrafts small quantities of still and sparkling wines that are sold only at the winery and through a handful of retailers and restaurants. Ken Doyle, Frank Family Vineyard national sales manager, will join guests and impart insights into Frank Family wines and more at the 6:30 p.m. reception and7 p.m. dinner. The five-course menu paired with specially selected Frank Family wines opens to reception sparkler Bellafina prosecco and flavorful Coca-Cola lamb ribs with ginger-anise, chargrilled oysters with chili-lime butter and crispy Brussels sprouts with smoked bacon skewers. Three savory courses follow in succulent succession. The first course plates cast-iron day boat scallops with Benton’s aged ham, arugula rice grits, heirloom carrots and watercress paired with 2013 Napa Valley chardonnay; a second course brings out Big Green Egg-smoked rabbit loin alongside Garret’s Ferry cheese, black currants, toasted almonds and barrel-aged gastrique paired with 2013 Carneros pinot noir; and the third course reveals riches of dry-aged prime, Georgia-grown strip loin with black garlic foie gras butter, crispy potato cake and creamed spinach complemented by 2011 Rutherford Reserve cabernet sauvignon. Chocolate-cherry-chili tart with pistachio praline and homemade marshmallow with sip mate 2012 Napa Valley zinfandel mark a thoughtful conclusion to an evening of fine food and wines. $80 per person (excludes tax and gratuity). Space is limited. Reservations: 770-649-0064.
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