Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Wine Pairing Dinner Featuring Paul Hobbs Winery

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood  will host a Paul Hobbs wine pairing dinner on Thursday, January 19.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and performance by Backstreet, followed by an innovative four-course menu presented by Chef Dave Puatu at 7 p.m. featuring the following:

  • Smoked Quail Ragù with Bramare Appellation Lujan de Cuyo Melbec, Argentina
  • Chilean Sea Bass with Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley
  • Japanese Wagyu Filet with Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena
  • Sweet Escape with Stratus Vineyard Ice Wine Riesling Niagara-on-the-Lake

BONUS: Each guest who attends will receive a commemorative bottle of Paul Hobbs 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

Limited tickets at $333 per person are available for sale by calling 813-627-6630.

Once called “The Steve Jobs of Wine” by Forbes Magazine, Paul Hobbs twice has been named Wine Personality of the Year by Robert Parker, Jr.

Hobbs’ first winemaking job was at the Robert Mondavi Winery in 1978. Working there until 1984, he had a hand in the creation of Opus One for partners Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild.

A New York State native, Hobbs is credited with recognizing the winemaking potential in Argentina. He describes his wines as “embracing the ripe, forward expression to which the landscape and culture of California naturally lend themselves.”

Hobbs’ wines are considered rich and potent, yet offer good structure and crisp acidity. They are among the most sought-after in America and are incredibly allocated and very limited.