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Winefest/Cafe 401 Portuguese Wine Dinner & Tasting

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    Sat, October 29, 2022 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
    Fri, October 28, 2022 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Cafe 401 / Old Brick Inn
401 S. Talbot Street
St. Michaels, MD 21663
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Cost: $100.00

Due to overwhelming demand, the Friday night Wine Dinner is sold out. SO, we have added an additional night on Saturday night October 29th at 6pm. Join the Cafe 401 Team as we tour the wines of the Douro region of Portugal, the home of the great vintages of Portugal. Taste and drink of the whites and reds of the Douro valley and then sample several examples of PORT wine, the fortified wines made famous by this region. White and Red wines and both Tawny and Ruby Ports will be featured.

Executive Chef Michael Greenwood has assembled five courses of tasting accompaniments for the dinner. The export manager for the winery, Filipe Marinho, will be with us to explain the uniqueness of each wine and why these are wines which can be enjoyed now and also held to be enjoyed years down the road. All of these wines will be available for purchase as well.

Owned by the Fortunato family, Quinta da Devesa is a small 34 hectare winery in the Cima Corgo sub region of the Douro Valley. The winery has been dedicated to the production of Douro and Port wine since 1941. The vineyards range in elevation from 500 to 600 meters, part south-facing, with excellent sun exposure, and part north-facing where it receives cooler prevailing winds. The vineyards are managed under a minimum intervention system known as “Integrated Production,” focusing on prevention of pests and disease rather than spraying once infected. This way, the vineyards provide a healthy habitat for birds, reptiles and mammals, ensuring adequate biodiversity and a balanced, sustainable environment.

Chef Mike provides here a sample of the menu which he plans to entice you with:

Assortment of House Made Sweet Potato bread and Honey Pumpkin Seed Bread with a Whipped Cinnamon Butter 


First Course

Candied Apple and Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque topped with Toasted Walnuts a Cinnamon Chantilly Cream


Second Course

Roasted Red and Golden Beet Napoleon Stacked with a Lemon Zest Infused Whipped Goat Cheese Mousse

and Finished with a Balsamic Reduction


Third Course

Mixed Greens tossed with Candied Butternut Squash, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Pickled Red Onion, Creamy Goat Cheese, Gala Apples, 

Candied Pecans and a Champagne Vinaigrette


Fourth Course

Pan Seared Crispy Skin Pomegranate Glazed Duck Breast Nestled on a Bed of a Sweet Potato Souffle and Garlic Braised Baby Bok Choy, Garnished with Pomegranate Seeds


Fifth Course

Housemade Pumpkin Blondies topped with our own Pumpkin Ice Cream 

Finished with Candied Walnuts and a Decadent Amaretto and Caramel Drizzle

This tasting and dinner will be very limited seating so please purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Feel free to call us if you would like more information at 410-745-3323.


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