Oklahoma Producers Dinner Serves California Wines

IMAGINE this: a dinner at which you can enjoy some of the foods being grown and raised here in Oklahoma.

The concept of presenting springtime and autumn Oklahoma Producers Dinners was created by chef Kurt Fleischfresser and partner Chris Lower at The Coach House two years ago. The menus traditionally highlight the foods of Oklahoma that Fleischfresser uses on his daily menus at the Nichols Hills restaurant as well as at sister restaurants The Metro and Irma's Burger Shack.

For this spring producers' dinner, at least eight Oklahoma family-owned operations provided food served during the four-course evening meal. Several of the producers were present at the dinner to answer questions about their food operations.

...Wines included a 1999 Trellis Chardonnay from Sonoma, Calif., and a 1998 Miner Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, Calif.

Events like this are great for the Oklahoma economy and fun for Oklahoma consumers. So far, cooperation between Oklahoma's wineries and Oklahoma's restaurants has been very limited. Hopefully, future Oklahoma Producer Dinners will include some Oklahoma wines

Diners meet state producers at showcase dinner - NewsOK.com

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