A Night of California Wines at Final Cut Steakhouse (Hollywood Casino)

[Participation in the event reviewed below was provided to me free of charge. Samples of any  other gifts have no effect on any review written by me, except that I WILL review what is provided to me. РJ]

The good folks at  Final Cut Steakhouse and the Hollywood Casino (Lawrenceburg, IN) were kind enough to host me as their guest for a California wine dinner hosted by Gallo Family last Thursday. I was intrigued for several reasons.

The first and foremost is that my wife and I desperately needed a date night. As those of you with children may know or remember, you don’t get too many romantic nights out when you have an infant daughter (bless her heart). In the immortal words of Donna from Parks and Recreation, sometimes you have to Treat Yo Self. The other (perhaps more legitimate reason) is that while I enjoy wine and drink it relatively often, I know next to nothing about it. I know I like red and don’t like white(though this will be proven incorrect later), I know I largely find bottles I like and stick with those, and I know I often pick bottles based on label art. I needed a primer and a five-course dinner paired with different wines seemed just like what I needed.

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California Wine Dinner at Final Cut Steakhouse (September 27)

[Disclosure: I will be attending this dinner, gratis, as a guest of Final Cut. I’ll put up a review of the event soon afterwards, which will also include this note.]

I was invited to what looks to be a delicious dinner at Final Cut Steakhouse, which is located in the Hollywood Casino (Lawrenceburg, IN). A couple of the QCD authors went to a beer dinner hosted at the same venue (which sadly, I couldn’t make, but Tom covered well) and the food looked delicious. Well, it looks like I’ll get to see for myself and will let you know how it goes! If you’re interested in joining me, see the details below.

The menu:

California Wine Dinner

Goat Cheese Salad
capriole goat cheese, roasted beets, herb crisps, honey-yuzu dressing
MacMurray Pinot Gris

Sauteed dayboat Scallop
shallot compote, country ham, tomato oil
William Hill Napa Chardonnay

Pan Seared Duck Breast
israeli cous cous, smoked apple butter, pomegranite reduction
Bridlewood Syrah Blend

Roasted Tenderloin of Beef
potato puree, hen of the woods, zinfandel reduction
Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Mascarpone Cheesecake
citrus-graham cracker crust,tangerines, hibiscus sorbet
Mirassou Moscato