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Nicolet College - Wine Dinner May 4 in Eagle River to benefit Nicolet Foundation

Wine Dinner May 4 in Eagle River to
benefit Nicolet College Foundation


Duckhorn Vineyards of the Napa Valley and Riverstone Restaurant of Eagle River will hold a special fundraising event Tuesday, May 4, to benefit the Nicolet College Foundation. Riverstone will host a five-course dinner featuring four wines of Duckhorn.

Judith Britt of Duckhorn Vineyards will present each wine as the special meal unfolds. Duckhorn was recently named in the top four of the best selling wines in America’s top restaurants by Wine & Spirits Magazine’s 21st Annual Restaurant Poll issue (April 2010). Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently recognized Riverstone for the fourth year (Feb. 2010) as “one of the most wine friendly restaurants in the nation.”

At the dinner, each menu course will pair with one of Duckhorn’s prestigious wines. The evening’s main entrée will be a Roasted Beef Tenderloin on Blackberry-infused Demiglace accompanied by Yukon Mash with Wisconsin Artisan Cheddar.

“This will be a spectacular event for those who appreciate great food and wine pairings,” said Sandy Kinney, Executive Director of the Nicolet College Foundation. “The added touch for attendees will be knowing their attendance is also helping support educational opportunities at Nicolet College. We are very grateful to both Riverstone and Duckhorn Vineyards for sponsoring the evening.”

The Nicolet College Foundation provides scholarships for Nicolet students and supports other college initiatives. Many of Riverstone’s past and present chefs have been graduates of the Nicolet College Culinary Arts Department, including Certified Executive Chef Jason Meinholz. Several Nicolet culinary students will assist in the production of the May 4 dinner.

The evening will begin with a “gathering time” and cash bar between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. with dinner service at 6:45 p.m. For details, ticket information and reservations, please call Riverstone Restaurant at (715) 479-8467 or e-mail