"Finnish" Wine Pairing Dinner at Tango

Tango Contemporary Cafe continues its Third Tuesday at Tango Wine Pairing Dinners this month with  chef Goran Streng putting a "Finnish" touch on the menu to pair with wines from Paso Robles.

Image: courtesy of Kukkula Wines

Chef Goran Streng. Photo: courtesy of Tango Contemporary Cafe.

All of the wines will come from Kukkula Wines. Kukkula is Finnish for “the hill” and refers to the location of the family’s 80-acre property as well as owner/winemaker Kevin Jussila’s Finnish heritage, which served as the inspiration for chef Goran’s twist on the menu.

The TTT wine dinner will be served on Tuesday, May 18th, with first seating starting at 5:30 p.m.

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

First course
Dill Poached Fingerling Potatoes with Caviar Cream and Gravlax
Paired with Vaalea 2008, Rousanne-Viognier (Anderson Valley, California)

Second course
Smoked Venison Sausage and Creamed Morels in Puff Pastry Pillow
Paired with Sisu 2005 (Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre)

Third course
Braised Lamb Shank with Celery Mash and Red Currant Jus
Paired with In The Red Cabernet 2006

Fourth course
Finnish Mini Crepes with Raspberry Compote with Whipped Cream
Paired with Normandin Mercier Pineau des Charentes

The four course menu with wine pairings is offered for $43.00 plus tax and gratuity.

Make your reservations early. This popular dinner has limited seating and frequently sells out.

Reservations are confirmed by credit card and can be made by calling 808-593-7288.