Morton’s the Steakhouse to host eco-friendly wine dinner

Morton’s The Steakhouse in Baltimore hosts “Beyond the Grape,” a special five-course eco-friendly wine and spirits dinner on May 20, with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is led by Sharon Charny from The Charmer Sunbelt Group who will take guests through the reasons, challenges, and successes of producing certified organic, biodynamic and sustainably farmed wines and spirits. The event also features a live auction to benefit the American Red Cross of Central Maryland.

Cost to attend is $99 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity, and reservations can be made by calling 410-547-8255.

The five-course dinner includes:

First Course
Jumbo Lump Crab Canapes
Roma Tomato, Basil Crostini
Served with Casa Sauvignon Blanc, Rapel Valley, Chile (biodynamically farmed)
Cocktails Featuring Crop Organic Vodka (Plain, Tomato, and Cucumber)

Second Course
Grilled Domestic Lamb Chops with Rosemary Chambord Sauce
Served with Bonterra Vineyards Zinfandel, Mendocino County, Calif. (organic)

Third Course
Mixed Field Green Salad with Apples, Walnuts, Goat Cheese, and Dijon Vinaigrette
Served with Bonterra Vineyards Viognier, made from organic grapes, Mendocino/Lake Counties, Calif. (organic)

Fourth Course
Single Cut Filet Mignon
Accompanied by Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze and Herbed New Potatoes
Served with Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Calif. (sustainably farmed)
Casa Lapostolle “Cuvée Alexandre” Cabernet Sauvignon, Apalta Vineyard, Colchagua Valley, Chile (biodynamically farmed)

Fifth Course
Miniature Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake
Served with Ferrari-Carano “Eldorado Noir,” Russian River Valley, Calif. (sustainably farmed)

According to Judi DiGioia, sales and marketing manager at Morton’s in Baltimore, “It is becoming more important to more people to buy eco-friendly products, including wine and spirits. Consumers, especially, want to know where their foods are coming from and that they are eating fresh and healthy products, not made with pesticides and fertilizers.

“In addition, we are offering this special event at $99 per person to allow more people to learn about and discover eco-friendly wine and spirits. We are also excited to partner with the American Red Cross, a strong community-based organization.”

Morton’s The Steakhouse is located at 300 South Charles Street in Baltimore. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Valet parking is available.

About Morton’s
Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the world’s largest operator of company-owned upscale steakhouses. Morton’s steakhouses have remained true to its founders’ original vision of combining generous portions of high quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment.

The Company owns and operates 81 Morton’s steakhouses located in 70 cities in 28 states, and in Puerto Rico and six international locations (Toronto, Vancouver, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, and Mexico City), as well as three Italian restaurants.

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