Graziano @ Grey Moss

The kitchen at Grey Moss Inn does much of its best work at special dinners such as the annual Zin-Din held in January. A special vintner dinner has just been announced for Sept. 3 with Greg Graziano, owner/winemaker of Graziano Wines of Mendocino, CA. Many of Graziano's wines currently grace GM's award-winning wine list; this is a chance to taste several new ones and to hear about them from the man who made them. Menu highlights include the Monte Volpe Pinot Grigio and Primo Rosso with grilled scallops and wild boar nachos; the Saint Gregory Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir with chipotle-rubbed Caesar salad and grilled sockeye with French lentils; and the Graziano Zinfandel with prime-rib enchiladas in a five-chile sauce. The evening concludes with a grilled tri-tip steak and duck sausage mated to a risotto cake with crawfish and served with the Graziano 2006 CORO, a red blend. Take a deep breath. A dessert of pecan-crusted banana bread pudding with praline sauce follows with the Graziano Late Harvest Chenin Blanc. A driver would be a good idea; a diet, before or after or both, is up to you.

The cost is $52 per person plus tax and tip, and reservations may be had by calling 210-695-8301.

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