THE FEDERAL HOSTS SNOUT-TO-TAIL LAMB DINNER WITH SOMERSTON ESTATES WINES, TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

In a perfect celebration of spring, The Federal, Food Drink and Provisions Chef/Owner Cesar Zapata and wife Owner/Operator Aniece Meinhold, in conjunction with Somerston vineyard, farm and winery, are holding a five-course wine dinner on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. With whole lambs, olive oil, honey, herbs, veggies and wines flown into the 305 directly from the Somerston property in Napa Valley, the evening is truly a farm-to-table affair, including an innovative snout-to-tail lamb menu from Zapata, and wine pairings from the evening’s host Winemaker Craig Becker of Somerston Estates Wines. Cost for the dinner is $85 per person, inclusive of tax/gratuity; reservations must be made in advance, as seating is limited: http://www.thefederalmiami.com/site/event/somerston-wine-co.-hosts-dinner-at-the-federal. Menu follows.

 

Course 1:

Charcuterie Board Inc.

lamb belly pancetta, head cheese, lamb liver pate, tartare, assorted pickles/marmalades/mustards

Priest Ranch Brut Rose Traditional Method

 

Course 2:

Warm Spring Vegetable Medley

fiddlehead ferns, morels, fava beans, 63 degree egg, lamb lardons

Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc & Somerston Sauvignon Blanc

 

Course 3:

Lamb Ragu & Gnocchi

lamby odds and ends, sheeps milk ricotta gnocchi, reduced lamb jus

Centerline Highflyer Syrah Blend

 

Course 4:

Board o’Lamb

smoked leg of lamb, grilled lamb bratwurst, roasted lamb’s head, braised red cabbage, mustard

Priest Ranch Petite Syrah

 

Course 5:

Chocolate & Cheese

assorted textures and flavors

Somerston Port Wine

 

A sister dinner to the annual one hosted at the Ravenous Pig in Orlando, Winemaker Craig Becker will be hosting and guiding folks through the wines. The Somerston property is 1628 acres of natural beauty, with over 200 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards, winery, and a developing ranch and farm. Their two valleys are split by the highest point on Sage Canyon Road, topping out at almost 2800 feet in elevation, the valley floors rest at 800 feet above sea level. Its diverse soils, microclimates, and exposures are perfect for growing world-class grapes, and the remarkable property has several spring fed lakes, natural soda springs, and numerous acres dedicated to farming natural, grass-fed, hormone-free Dorper Sheep, honey and olive oil, as well as fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, and gardens.

 

Located at 5132 Biscayne Boulevard in the MiMo district, The Federal, Food, Drink & Provisions is open for Supper Tuesday–Thursday from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday–Saturday from 6:00pm – 11:00pm and Sunday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Their $15 Bottomless Happy Hour takes place Tuesday–Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The Boozy Weekend Brunch is Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am – 3:30pm. Parking is free Tuesday–Thursday in front and rear parking lots; $3 Valet Parking offered on weekends. Telephone: 305.758.9559; www.thefederalmiami.com

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