Napa Wine Train Class (Photo Mary Vincent)
By @MaryVincent GratitudeGourmet
The Napa Valley Wine Train has just launched a new wine appreciation class that explores food, wine and Napa winery history.
The course is entitled "Eat, See, Learn" and is hosted by well-known Napa local, Richard Miami, who is a Wine Educator at Robert Mondavi Winery. During the class in the 1952 Vista Dome Train Car's second level, you will experience cuisine from Executive Chef, Kelly Macdonald while Richard discusses Robert Mondavi wines and Napa Valley History. I experienced this special class in June with vegetarian food (vegan available) and Robert Mondavi wine pairings, and I've shared my pairings, pictures and four videos with you below. More information on the wine tasting classes are here.
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige Napa Valley was served prior to Lunch.
1. Hors d'Oeuvre - Flourless Yam Ravioli paired with 2009 Unoaked Chardonnay Napa Valley
2. First Course - Red and Green Apple Endive Salad with Hazelnuts and Mustard Vinaigrette paired with 2009 PNX Pinot Noir Carneros
3. Entree - Chefs Vegetarian Trio with Grilled Zucchini, Sweet Pea Raviolis and Yam Stuffed with Gypsy Peppers paired with 2008 Oakville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
4. Dessert - Grand Marnier Cheesecake paired with coffee.