January 20, 2013

Dinner Event at Sophie's Steakhouse in South Haven

Sophie's Steakhouse will host a special Chilean wine dinner on Thursday, January 24th.  Porto Viejo Wines will be featured with a Chilean-inspired menu from Dave Militello.  Sophie's has an excellent reputation for their dry-aged steaks and many guests of the bed and breakfast rave about the risotto, asparagus and other "sides".  The menu for this event, though, is looking quite impressive. 
The first course is a crab cake with a roasted beet-apple slaw, saffron aioli and grilled scallion coulis paired with the chardonnay.  The cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc will be served with something called guanciale-pecorino-crispy kale - with a local egg (fried) and orange infused white balsamic vinegar.  Now before you jump over to Google Translate, the guanciale is actually a type of bacon made from the jowl of a pig.  Seasoned and cured for three weeks, but not smoked, the flavor is typically stronger than bacon - and better!
Since Sophie's is a steakhouse at heart, the main course is an espresso-seared filet mignon with a forest mushroom demi-glace.  A hearty cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc will accompany the main course.
For dessert, a goat cheese and chocolate truffle with roasted almonds and raspberry coulis.  Continue sipping the cabernet sauvignon or try the syrah.

This five course meal is only $40 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 269-637-2121 or email tello@lakeshoreciao.com   If you're staying at the Victoria Resort Bed and Breakfast in South Haven, we're happy to report that YES the dinner certificate available with the Getaway Packages may be used at Sophie's for this special event.  If you have not booked your accommodations yet, get started here.

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