Caymus Vineyards Wine Dinner

BLU Italian Grille has partnered with the Wagner Family of Wine to present a Caymus Vineyards Wine Dinner. The five-course dinner, held at 7 p.m. on March 14, will include the decanting of an Imperial bottle (6 liters) of Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 and a menu that marries California wines and Italian cuisine.

BLU Italian Grille Chef Graham Weber has developed a menu that includes California products and Italian-style west coast recipes. The result is a meal that will highlight the flavors of the California wines from the Wagner family of Wine. Diners will start off with a grilled Monterey jack flatbread with an artichoke-olive tapenade paired with Conundrum white (2009); other highlights include grilled Sonoma lamb T-bones with a sundried cherry demi-glace alongside mascarpone risotto paired with a glass of Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (2010).

Ed Murray from the Wagner Family of Wine will be on hand to answer questions and give unique insight on the wines, which also include the Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay (2011), Meiomi Belle Glos Pinot Noir (2010) and Conundrum Red (2010). Westport Whiskey & Wine will be on hand giving guests the opportunity to purchase the wines tasted throughout the meal at a 15 percent discount.

The Caymus Vineyards wine dinner is $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Seating for this special event is limited; reservations are required and can be made by calling 502.671.4280 or emailing

BLU Italian Grille is located inside the Louisville Marriott Downtown at 280 W. Jefferson St. BLU Italian Grille guests can park for free in the hotel’s parking garage.