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Press Release – Tasters Guild Event at Bravo!

April 14, 2012

From a Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe email….

Bravo! Restaurant
in cooperation with Imperial Beverage
invites you to a Tasters Guild event

5:00p.m. Sunday April 22, 2012
featuring
Nicole Bott
Domaine Bott Frères
and
Paul Mann
Imperial Beverage

Nicole Bott is part of the family that oversees the winery Domaine Bott Frères. This is a very famous and successful winery in Alsace France. The winery has been continuously operated since 1835. The Bott Frères’ vineyards are established on a great variety of soils, allowing the authentic expression of the different grapes of Alsace : Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer.

Paul Mann was born in a small village in Hungary where German was spoken and the surrounding countryside was draped with vineyards. In 1965, Paul immigrated to the United States, and began working for J. L. Hudson eventually earning a position in the wine department. Paul was able to establish the wine selections at Hudson’s as a critical piece of their business, and ultimately became their buyer. In 1975, Paul started his own wine wholesale and import business, and is active today with Kalamazoo based Imperial Beverage.

Paul Mann has been honored with memberships in La Confrèrie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, the Commanderie de Bordeaux and the Ordine Dei Cavalieri Del Tartufo Dei Vini di Alba. Paul has also been awarded L’Ordre Du Mèrite Agricole by the government of France.

Paul has selected five special wines to pair with our six course tasting menu. Wines will also be available “to-go” at deeply discounted prices and available only during the event.

Menu

2008 Weingut Eugen Wehrheim Riesling Kabinett
Bravo! Rosemary and Gorgonzola Flat Bread
with Artichoke Mousse
*****
2010 Hopler Gruner Veltliner
Shrimp Stewed with Mushrooms on Pillows of House Made Pasta
Stuffed with Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese and Pine Nut Puree.
*****
Bravo! Fresh Basil Ice
*****
2010Bott Freres Vin d’ Alsace Pinot Noir
Spice Encrusted Planked Salmon, Wood Roasted and
Served with Blue Crab Risotto and Light Tomato Sauce
*****
2009 Ciabot Camerano Barbera d’ Alba
Herb Encrusted Roast Pork Tenderloin Wrapped with Bacon
Served with Green Beans and Sweet Onions
*****
2008 Field Stone Convivio
Grilled Double Lamb Chop with Red Curry Sauce and Cranberry Chutney

Chocolate and Raspberry Tiramisu

6 courses, 5 wines $75.00 (includes tax and tip)

Seating is limited. Call for reservations
Bravo! Restaurant 269-344-7700
5402 Portage Rd. Portage MI. 49002

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