Event – Feb 16 2020 – Slovenian Wine Dinner

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It Was A Good Year, Inc. and Farmers & Chefs
for a
Slovenian Wine Dinner
2:00 PM, Sunday, February 16, 2020
at Farmers & Chefs, 40 Albany Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

It Was A Good Year, Inc. begins the celebration of its 40th year as a wine education and tasting club with a dinner at Farmers and Chefs featuring a Slovenian menu and wines. A club for those who enjoy drinking and learning about wines, IWAGY holds tastings in Poughkeepsie ten times a year.

Farmers & Chefs, founded by John Lekic, is guided by a vision that our local food and community can combine to form a vital connection of good eating with health and wellness. Focusing on local and in season ingredients, Farmers & Chefs offers delicious food and warm hospitality, for a share in the bounty of the Hudson Valley.

Slovenia is just across the Adriatic Sea from the northern Italian peninsula, which includes Friuli and the Veneto. Slovenia’s cuisine has some similarities to that region of Italy, but is not identical. John Lekic, the owner of Farmers and Chefs, hails from nearby Montenegro. The wines have been selected by Slovenian wine importer Emil Gaspari.

Welcome Toast
Wine: Prosecco
Wellfleet Oysters

Wine: Tilia Pinot Gris – 2018, Slovenia
Shrimp & Grits (Pikantni Rakci z Zdrobom in Slovenian!)
with honey black pepper bacon and scallions
(Available without bacon if preferred, just let us know when reserving)

Entrée Choices
Wines: Vinakoper Capris Refosk – 2015, Slovenia (red); and Vinakoper Cab Shiraz – 2011 Slovenia (red)
Choice of:
Cider glazed Pork Ossobuco
Roasted Yams and Butternut Squash
Half Pan-Roasted Murray Chicken
Red Wine Demi-glace, Wild Mushrooms, Fingerling Potatoes, Cipollini Onions and Thyme
Butternut Squash Ravioli
Brown Butter, Sage, Pecan Crumble and Parmesan
(Tilia Pinot Gris – 2018 available if preferred)

Wine: Vinakoper Sladki Refosk 2016 Dessert wine (red)
Chocolate Lava Cake with House Made Gelato

It Was A Good Year, Inc. and Farmers & Chefs

Date/Time: Sunday, February 16, 2020, 2:00PM
Place: Farmers & Chefs Restaurant, 40 Albany street, Poughkeepsie, (845) 337-4949
The dinner will be held in the upstairs event room. Access to this room is by way of the stairs from the main entrance level, or a short walk up the sidewalk to an entrance without stairs.
DEADLINE for reservations: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Farmers and Chefs has a parking lot diagonally across Albany Street from the Restaurant (corner with Dutchess Avenue). There is also on-street parking on Albany Street and Dutchess Avenue.

To Reserve
The cost of the dinner, including featured wines, is $80.00 per person.

Questions: Tim Free (845) 896-6361 / timothybfree@gmail.com