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Imagine, if you will, that you are a successful wine maker in California. Nice, eh? Now imagine you want to take your wines on the road to find a great restaurant, one that would create a multi-course dinner designed to enhance the flavor of your very own wines. Well, Winemaker, where would you go? Perhaps New York? Or maybe Chicago? How about Rochester, Minnesota?Sturino Trotta

Don’t stop imagining; we’re only getting started. Sure, Rochester’s been named the 11th Coldest City in an online article this week, but that only means that something is keeping us warm here. Is it the camaraderie? The amazing local cuisine? Is it our love of great wine?

Perhaps it’s the combination, as California winemaker David Trotta Barnes well knows. He’ll be returning to Söntés on Saturday, November 16 for our now famous Sturino Trotta Wine Dinner. Our own Chef Trevor Garrett has created a 6-course dinner menu designed around David’s wines:

Sturino Trotta Menu
Steamed Mussels
Truffled Chevre Gnocchi
Warm Beet Salad
Flank Steak and Huitlacoche Ravioli
Whole Roasted Quail Stuffed with Brined Figs & Kale
Dark Chocolate Cake

David Trotta Barnes will be bringing with him 6 hand-chosen Sturino Trotta wines that he himself will pour for you as he tells personal stories from the vineyard. It’s a memorable event to share with old and new friends alike. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. in the Söntés Gallery. The cost is $70 per person (tax and gratuity are additional), and seating is limited, so advance reservations are required.

Imagine a restaurant with cuisine and guests so warm and memorable that a California wine maker would return to America’s “11th Coldest City” to tell his tales and share his wine. My friends, you know that restaurant, and you’re especially invited. Arrive at your place at the table on November 16 and let the real magic begin.

For your reservation, please call:  507-292-1628.

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Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events!
November 2: Söntés will be Closed for a Private Event
November 9: Holiday Wine Sale & Tasting 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
November 16: Sturino Trotta Wine Dinner (call for reservations)
See the Söntés Happenings page for more information
& watch for future Söntés blog posts
Söntés phone 507.292.1628