MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE AND KEVIN BUCKLER OF ADOBE ROAD WINERY HOST FOUR-COURSE WINE DINNER

Dinner To Feature a Perfect Pairing of Award-Winning Wines and Signature Cuisine

Morton’s The Steakhouse and Adobe Road Winery have teamed up to host exciting wine dinners across the country.  Area wine connoisseurs and budding wine enthusiasts alike are invited for a fabulous four-course meal perfectly paired with high-end, handcrafted, small lot wines from Adobe Road.

The Detroit dinner, slated for Thursday, May 31, will feature special host Kevin Buckler, owner of Adobe Road Winery.  Buckler, a former professional race car driver and founder of one of the top teams in professional sports car racing, TRG (The Racers Group), has been highly instrumental in orchestrating the Morton’s wine dinners around significant races throughout the U.S.

In 1998, Buckler followed his passion for wine and founded Adobe Road Winery with his wife Debra. This hot, boutique winery located in southern Sonoma County produces award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel and Dessert Wines exclusively from Sonoma and Napa County sources.  It recently received four 92-plus scores for four of its new releases – two cabernets, a syrah and a chardonnay.

The winery and race team owner has been a steadfast Morton’s advocate ever since his first great wine dinner experience last fall.

“Morton’s The Steakhouse is one of the iconic steak dining experiences in the world,” said Buckler.  “We did an event at Morton’s in Baltimore last year during the Baltimore Grand Prix and simply rocked it!  So we contacted Morton’s to see if we could extend that experience to other markets.  The relationship has been a great one for both parties.  We come eager to share stories … and our fabulous wines.”

The menu includes:

Hors d’oeuvres
Tomato Mozzarella Crostini
Broiled Sea Scallops wrapped in Bacon

Adobe Road, Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek, 2009

Salad Course
Mixed Field Greens
Topped with Grilled Colossal Shrimp, Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Apple

Adobe Road, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, 2009

Entree Course
Filet Mignon
Chive Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Tomato Stuffed with Sautéed Spinach
Shiitake Mushrooms

Adobe Road, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2009
Adobe Road, “Bavarian Lion Vineyard,” Cabernet Sauvignon, Knight’s Valley, 2007

Cheese Course
Green Hill (Jersey Cow Milk Cheese)
Roasted Wild Rice (Gouda)
GoreDawnZola (Gorgonzola)
Snow Drop (Goat Cheese)

Adobe Road, Petite Sirah, Russian River Valley, 2007

Dessert
Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Tickets for the evening are $150 per guest and include tax and gratuity. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited. Please call (248) 404-9845 for ticket information or make a reservation online at www.mortons.com/troy/specialevents/.  Morton’s The Steakhouse is located at 888 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084.

About Adobe Road Winery

Adobe Road Winery is a small, boutique winery based in Sonoma County, California, and owned by Kevin and Debra Buckler. Since its commercial launch in 1998, Adobe Road – now with its own tasting room on the historic square in Sonoma – has received numerous gold medals and 90+ scores, fortifying Adobe Road Winery’s commitment to the small lot production process. Using the same operating principles that have helped Adobe Road’s sister company, The Racer’s Group, ascend to the pinnacle of international motorsports, Adobe Road focuses itsstaff and resources on exceptional quality through proper connections, hardwork and building the right team. When visiting Adobe Road Winery’s corporate offices, wine enthusiasts can also experience the behind-the-scenes world of championship Porsche racing.

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