Continental Cowboy Classic Wine Dinner

hosted by Joe’s
Wed Sept 26, 2012 6:30pm

Wines by Galante Vineyards and
Foods by N.M. Farmers and Ranchers
Chef-owner Roland at the Stove





Hors d’Oeuvres on the patio

Purple Potato Waffle with Crème Fraiche and Caviar
Joe’s Signature Fiore di Latte with
Tomato and Basil Skewers

Sauvignon Blanc 2010



Chilled D’anjouPear Soup with Gorgonzola

Sauvignon Blanc 2010


First Course

High Mesa SagePolenta with Prociutto and Roasted Chile

Almond FlatPinot Noir 2007


Main Course

Mesquite Grilled Rack of Lamb with Spaetzle, Roasted Beets and Kolrabi

Red Rose Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2009



Arroyo Coyote Acres EmpireApple Pie
with Sharp Cheddar

Malbec 2009

Reservations – call Debbie (505) 471-3800
$96  per person
+ tax & gratuity

Galante Vineyards
Carmel California

   The Galante Family has a long history in the Monterey area.  Owner Jack Galante’s great grandfather, J.F. Devendorf, was the founder of the town of Carmel.  In 1969, Jack’s parents purchased a 700-acre cattle ranch in rustic Carmel Valley.  In 1983, while still maintaining a working cattle ranch, the Galantes began growing premium grapes specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon.  “Our philosophy is simple: grow the finest grapes possible and let the fruit express itself in the wine. Since our grapes are estate grown, each bottle of wine we produce embodies the characteristics of our unique region, exhibiting the natural flavors that are born from the land.”

   Several factors influence the quality of the grapes grown at our vineyards. In the upper Carmel Valley the growing season is very long with harvest normally occurring in mid October. This long “hang time” ripens the grapes slowly, intensifying their rich berry flavors. We also thin the crop to provide a low yield of very high quality grape.  We irrigate only when necessary and do not use pesticides or herbicides. These methods combine to produce the highest quality grapes.  Our vineyard names are also meaningful.  For example, Blackjack Pasture is adjacent to the field where a favorite roping horse, Blackjack, spent the last of her 36 years.