Last night, I joined Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar in celebrating the longest day of the year with a special rosé dinner. Jax chefs created a six course seafood menu, perfectly paired with select rosés from around the globe. The dinner celebrated the Longest Day to Drink Rosé.
“The solstice is long. Rosé is refreshing. We celebrate the obvious intelligence of those two things sharing the same day by adding in 6 perfectly paired courses that will help the wines shine, long after the sun has finally gone down,” says Adam Reed, executive manager of Jax Fish House.
I celebrated the Longest Day to Drink Rosé at their Kansas City location. We enjoyed a 6 course meal paired with wine at each course.
First course: Green Tomato Carpaccio & Hamachi Crudo – Lemon verbena, cured trout roe, basil seed
Pairing: 2016 Txispaz IGO Txalino -100% Hondarrabi Beltza, Pais Vasco, Spain
Second course: Poached Bass Lemon tzatziki, puffed rice, Thai basil
Pairing: 2015 Domaine Triennes Cinsault, GSM blend. Provence France
Third course: Dungeness Crab Asparagus, fried ginger, curry oil, long noodles
Pairing: 2016 Domaine Rimbert “Petit Cochon Bronze” Cinsault Mouvedre, Syrah blend. Languedoc- Roussillon, France
Fourth course: Charred Onion & Fennel Crusted Wild Salmon sweet garlic cream, preserved lemon vinaigrette, tabbouleh herbs
Pairing: 2015 Friederich Becker Petit Rosé – Pinot blend. Pfalz, Germany
Fifth Course: Seared Hokkaido Scallops Scallop ravolini, rhubarb, lemongrass, watercress
Pairing: 2015 Blackbird “Arriviste” Rosé Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon. Napa, CA
Dessert: Strawberry, rosé meringue, walnuts, shortbread
Pairing: 2014 Domaine de le Patience “From the Tank” Rosé Grenache, Syrah. Southern Rhone, France.
Overall, it was a great night! Filled with seafood and lots of wine. A Big Red F Restaurant Group restaurant, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar brings the coasts to the coastless, serving up the finest and freshest the ocean has to offer. Sourcing dock-to-door, Executive Chef Sheila Lucero has built long-standing relationships with coastal fisherman to ship the highest quality seafood available daily, incorporating fresh ingredients into an innovative sea-to-table menu.
Consistently voted to the “Best of” awards, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar has five locations in Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Glendale, and Kansas City, each boasting unique menus. For more information, visit jaxfishhouse.com.
Reservations can be made in person at Jax Fish House or over the phone at (816) 437-7940.