The popular “From the LDV Winery Vineyard Kitchen” cooking and wine pairing series led by LDV Winery Owners and Winemakers Curt Dunham and Peggy Fiandaca return with new weekly dates, themes and menus throughout the remainder of July and August. Each virtual event takes place via Facebook Live Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. (MST). Participants are invited to “SIP” (shelter in place) along with Curt and Peggy as they share cooking and tasting tips, easy recipes, and more during these casual and fun virtual happy hours.
Each event incorporates interactive preparation discussion, instruction tips and step-by-step meal tutorial. Recipes are posted prior to each session, which takes place Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. Weekly meals through August 20 are as follows:
Thursday, July 23 — Bone-in Loin Pork Chops, charred chilis, and sweet and spicy gingered carrots paired with 2015 Syrah
Thursday, July 30 —Appetizers for Dinner featuring Chinese Lettuce Wraps, stuffed mushrooms, jicama shrimp tacos, and bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeno peppers served with 2017 Viognier
Thursday, August 6 — Filet with Cognac Mushroom Sauce, wild rice pilaf, and tomato salad complemented by the new 2014 Sky Island Petite Sirah
Thursday, August 13 — Chinese Eggrolls, Szechuan beef with rice, and spiced apple chutney wontons served with 2016 R.E.D. Rhone Wine Blend
Thursday, August 20 — Risotto with roasted shallots, portobello, mushrooms, radishes, and parmesan paired with 2015 Grenache … plus Instant Espresso Chocolate Cake with vanilla ice cream for dessert
To join each complimentary class, guests can simply log onto the LDV Winery Facebook page. Participants are invited to “drink along” by purchasing the featured wines, and those that order the entire selection of wines in the series will receive 10% discount. Wine club members receive enhanced discounts as well. Call 480-664-4822 to place an order to pick-up curbside or for tasting reservations at the LDV Winery Tasting Room in Old Town Scottsdale. Tasting Room hours are Sunday through Thursday noon to 6:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday noon to 8:00 p.m. Local delivery can also be arranged. Visit LDV Winery Facebook page or www.ldvwinery.com for more information on the live series as well as pick-up and tasting opportunities.