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Oakdale: Wine dinner @ The Snapper Inn

The grapevines hang with ripening grapes at Bedell

The grapevines hang with ripening grapes at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue in the North Fork. (Aug. 3, 2010) Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The Snapper Inn, situated on the waterfront in Oakdale, hosts a wine dinner on Friday featuring selections from Firestone Vineyard in California.

The cost of the five-course dinner is $75. It starts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22.

Chef Maureen Denning's menu includes hors d'oeuvres such as tuna tartare, Thai-style shrimp, scallops sevice, chicken satay and a Brie tartlet, paired with the winery's 2008 Santa Ynez sauvignon blanc. They're followed by a sauteed crab cake with the 2008 Central Coast chardonnay; duck with arugula, frisee, walnuts, goat cheese and Craisins, with the 2006 Santa Rita Holls, Rancho Santa Rosa pinot noir; filet of beef with Gorgonzola-syrah cream sauce or rosemary-Bearnaise sauce, with the 2006 Santa Ynez syrah; and a chocolate-raspberry torte with raspberry ganache, with Firestone's late-harvest riesling.

The Snapper Inn is at 500 Shore Dr., Oakdale; 631-589-0248. Limited seating, call for reservations.



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