Supper Club at Everglades with Harris Rosen and Markham Vineyards President

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evergladesThe next meeting of Scott Joseph’s Supper Club will be at Everglades at the Rosen Centre. Once again the Supper Club will be guest hosted by Harris Rosen. Also in attendance will be Bryan Del Bondio, president of Markham Vineyards.

Those of you who were at the Supper Club at Jack’s Place in March know that Harris Rosen is a charming and gracious host and a great storyteller. He assures me he has a lot of terrific stories about Everglades -- both the restaurant and the national park. (When he opened Shingle Creek Resort a few years ago, he kayaked the creek, which is the headwaters to the Everglades. Got to be a few stories there!)

Our chefs for the evening will be Rosen Centre executive chef Mike Rumplik and Everglades head chef Fred Vlachos. They’ve put together a five-course menu (plus a couple of surprises) paired with wines from the Markham portfolio. I’m especially excited about the wines -- Markham Vineyards’ merlot was the first wine I ever purchased a case of to “put down,” as they say. (I put it down, all right.)

Tickets for the Supper Club are $95, which includes tax, gratuity and valet parking. And get this: Rosen Centre is offering a special room rate for the evening of $69. So those of you who drive in from a long distance to attend the Supper Clubs -- or those who don’t want to drive at all after dinner -- can just take the elevator home that night!

We’ll begin the evening with a reception at 6:30 and then move into the dining room at 7. Seating is limited; once the allotted seats are sold I will take names for a waiting list in case someone is unable to attend. Click this link to go to the Supper Club ticket site. To make a room reservation, Call Rosen Centre at 407-996-9840. Ask for the special Scott Joseph rate. Rosen Centre Hotel is at 9840 International Drive, Orlando.

Here’s a peek at the menu and wine pairings:

Scott Joseph's Supper Club presents “An Evening with Harris Rosen” 

 With special guest Bryan Del Bondio, President of Markham Vineyards

Thursday June 28, 2012 ~ 6:30pm Reception / 7:00pm Dinner 

Welcome Reception 

Markham Sauvignon Blanc, 2010 Napa Valley


Surprise Chef’s Amuse

Pan Seared Scallop & Beluga Lentils

Whole Wheat Angel Hair, Morels, Asparagus in Saffron Tomato Broth

Markham Chardonnay, 2010 Napa Valley

Roasted Quail & Sweet Grape Jus

Markham Merlot, 2009 Napa Valley

Pink Grapefruit Sorbet

Surprise Chef’s Amuse

Tea Smoked Salmon, Green Tea & Shiitake Mushroom Broth and Baby Bok Choy

Filet of Buffalo Au Poivre with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce & Blueberry Onion Jam

Baked Sweet Potato & Wilted Arugula

Markham “The Altruist” Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga Estate Vineyard, 2006 

Napa Valley

Dessert Trio

Pecan Tuile with Mascarpone Cream, Fresh Blueberries and Strawberries

Peach Melba Cheesecake, and Grand Marnier Chocolate Mousse 

Santa Marguerita Prosecco


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