Willow Bistro‘s chef-extraordinaire, Chef Travis Myers is teaming up with JOLO Winery & Vineyards out of Pilot Mountain to present a wine dinner on Tuesday, May 31, at 7pm. This is a warmup for their presentation at the NC Food & Wine University at the Salute! Wine Festival on Saturday, June 4.
The featured menu is a four-course treat that features Chef Travis’ culinary genius with the delicious vino from JOLO. The menu is as follows:
Panzanella with Pickled Shrimp
Charred baguettes, shaved red onion, pickled ramps, fire roasted tomatoes,
local seasonal vegetables, lemon caper vinaigrette. This will be paired with the 2015 JOLO Pink.
Salmon & Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
Risotto, Gnomestead Hallow oyster mushroom, English peas, crispy pancetta. This will be paired with 2015 Golden Hallows.
Apple-wood Bacon wrapped Filet
Grilled portobello, Harmony Ridge Farms wilted dino kale, potatoes dauphinoise
Fair Share Farms micro garnet mustard, smoked tomato vin. This will be paired with 2015 Pilot Fog
Lemon Pound Cake
Macerated blackberry & raspberry compote, vanilla Chantilly cream, JOLO sangria gelato. Paired with 2015 JOLO Sangria.
Tickets for this wine dinner event are $65 per person. You can purchase tickets by calling 336-293-4601.
Willow’s Bistro is located at 300 S Liberty St, Suite 100, in downtown Winston-Salem. It is part of the #SOB40 group of restaurants.
My experience with Chef Travis is that he doesn’t slouch in the kitchen and his meals are always top-notch and special. The tasting events are no exception. In fact, the tasting events allow Chef Travis to show off a bit, dig in and cook scrumptious items and then come from the back to address the Willow’s diners about the tasty art that he and his crew make. The service staff are always attentive and they do so with a warming smile. If you’ve not attended such an event with Chef Travis or at Willow’s in general, treat yourself; you will not be disappointed. The menu does look delicious.
Wine making has been a lifelong dream turned reality for entrepreneurs and wine enthusiasts JW and Kristen Ray. They each left a life of working for someone else to make this dream come true. You can visit them for tastings most Thursdays through Sundays, 11:30am to 3:30pm with tapas. There are other special events happening, as well. Check out their calendar on their website. They are located 219 JOLO Winery Lane, Pilot Mountain. 1-855-JOLOWINE or 336-614-0030.