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Point Clear Hotels

January 28, 2011 10:16 ET

Napa Valley Winery Brings Exclusive Wines to Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL

Opus One Winery Pairs Unique Wines to Exclusive Menu at Grand

POINT CLEAR, AL--(Marketwire - January 28, 2011) - The award-winning creator of vintage wines, Opus One, is bringing an exclusive tasting menu to the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa on Friday, March 11, 2011. Opus One winemaker, Mike Silacci, will be on hand at the Gulf Coast resort to provide a more intimate look into the creation and history of the wine. Silacci and the Grand's heralded Chef Mike Wallace worked diligently to perfectly pair each vintage to locally grown innovative cuisine in a five-course meal that promises to complement each wine's unique taste.

Opus One, a Napa Valley winery specializing exclusively in red wines, chooses only two venues each year to host this special reception creating a rare opportunity for guests to meet Silacci and partake in some of the nation's highly acclaimed wines. A champagne reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a seated dinner. During the evening, guests will also have the opportunity to purchase some of Opus One's highly allocated wines. Reservations at the Fairhope, AL, restaurant are required and are expected to sell out quickly. The entire evening is $150 per person. Please call 251.990.6369 for more information.

The Menu

1st Course: 2003 Opus One

Petite Kobe-Foie Gras Steak Burger | Mini Kobe Beef Tenderloin Burger on a Homemade Bun served with Black Truffle Aioli and Fingerling Gaufrette Potatoes

2nd Course: 2004 Opus One

Duck Ravioli | Tender Duck Confit Ravioli with Marscapone Cheese on a Bed of Swiss Chard with an Opus One Duck Jus


Opus-Cassis Royale Sorbet

3rd Course: 2005 Opus One & 2007 Opus One

Decadent Duo | Himalayan Salt Roasted Kobe Beef Medallion and Oven-Roasted Venison Chop served with Sweet Potatoes Dauphinoise, Glazed Trio of Chef's Garden Baby carrots with a Vanilla Bean-Cognac Gastrique and a Conecuh Ridge Bourbon-Pecan Demi-Glaze

4th Course: 2006 Opus One

Artisan Cheese | Truffle Tremor, Snow White Cheddar and Bermuda Triangle

5th Course: Porto, Sandeman, Founders Reserve

Grand Chocolate Trilogy | Tahitian Dark Chocolate Cake, Madagascar Milk Chocolate Pyramid and a Godiva White Chocolate Taster

About Opus One Wine
Opus One Wine, considered to be "world-class" by wine connoisseurs, got its start in 1970 when Robert Mondavi and Baron Phillipe de Rothschild met in Hawaii and decided on a joint venture. The partnership resulted in one of the finest wineries in the world. Ed McCarthy of Wine Review Online calls Opus One "American Royalty" saying that it is "always well-balanced, not over-ripe or too high in alcohol." Specializing exclusively in vintage red wine, the Opus One Winery can be found in Napa Valley, Calif. The winery uses a blend of traditional techniques and contemporary technology to create each bottle of wine. For more information on Opus One wine, please visit

About The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

Since 1847, The Grand Hotel has maintained a standard of Southern elegance and hospitality on historic Mobile Bay. The four diamond hotel, which was named a top family-resort by Travel + Leisure, offers guests an opportunity to transcend into a world that is absent from the demands and distractions of everyday life. Explore the Gulf Coast spa resort's various amenities including access to 36 holes on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama and a world-class European-inspired spa. For more information, please visit