Appleton, WI Restaurant Hosts Napa Valley Wine Pairing Dinner

Osorio's Latin Fusion, a popular Appleton restaurant is hosting the "Reserve List Pairing Dinner" on May 15, 2014 beginning at 7 pm CST, featuring high-end wines from the Napa Valley and an exclusive menu created especially for the event.

As the brutal winter of 2014 fades into memory, Osorio's Latin Fusion celebrates Spring with its Reserve List Pairing Dinner on May 15. Matching the ideal wines with delectable, Latin and International cuisine created at the Appleton restaurant, the four course dinner offers a diverse taste in each course.

Featuring the highly desirable wines of the Napa Valley in California and cuisine created from Osorio's family recipes, the pairing dinner is expected to be one of the most successful of the year.

"We do a pairing dinner every month," commented owner Kim Finnell. "But for some reason, this one is sparking a lot of attention. I guess everyone loves a good California wine!"

Beginning the evening will be an appetizer course of Bacon Wrapped Broccolini with a balsamic agave sauce, paired with a Frog's Leap Merlot. A home made Avacado Cream Soup follows, matched with a Franciscan Equilibrium White Blend from the heart of the Napa Valley.

"Napa has been famous for great wines for decades," added Finnell. "The toughest part of putting this dinner together was choosing which wines to use. So many Napa wines pair well with our menu that it came down to deciding which wines produced the tastiest combination."

The main course of the Reserve List Pairing Dinner features a well known Napa wine. Beringer's Luminous Chardonnay is paired with one of Executive Chef Liborio Osorio's favorite dishes, Sea Bass and Scallops in Avocado Lemon Butter on a bed of sauteed kale.

"The main course is a delightful taste sensation that the Beringer Luminous Chardonnay accentuates perfectly," said a smiling Finnell. "Each course is intended to surprise the palate and thrill the taste buds. I think we've got this."

Closing out the dining experience is a decadent Peanut Butter Strudel Cake and Stag's Leap Petite Sirah. The fruity elegance and soft tannins of the wine compliment the desert, bringing the flavors of both the cake and the wine to the top of the palate.

To insure a table for the Reserve List Pairing Dinner, contact the restaurant directly...reservations are filling quickly for this $75 per person dining experience.

The full Osorio's Latin Fusion menu and stocked bar is available for those not participating in the pairing dinner. In addition, the Appleton restaurant provides a complete children's menu and a vast selection of Gluten Free dishes.

For more information on the Reserve List Pairing Dinner and Osorio's Latin Fusion, visit:

This Appleton, WI restaurant is located at 1910 N. Casaloma Drive, between the Fox River Mall and Timber Rattler's Stadium. For reservations, call 920.955.3766.

JD Arbuckle is a freelance journalist specializing in consumer education on a variety of topics including wine, International cuisine and peanut butter.