ROSS BRIDGE WINE WEEKEND PLANNED FOR MAY 15 – 17; BENEFITS PEDIATRIC CANCER CHARITY
Scott Jones, one of the South's top culinary and wine experts, will be hosting a Wine Weekend at Ross Bridge, May 15 – 17 at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa n Hoover. The Ross Bridge Wine Weekend will feature a variety of meals and a fun, informative wine education class hosted by the former Executive Editor of Southern Living magazine. The Ross Bridge Wine Weekend is ideal for resort guests but is also open to the general public on a per event basis. The Ross Bridge Wine Weekend will benefit the Hope For Autumn Foundation, a local charity which raises money for individuals and families dealing with pediatric cancer.
To make reservations for the meals and educational session, call 205.949.3057. Renaissance Ross Bridge is offering a special $139 per night room rate for Wine Weekend participants. Hotel reservations can be made at www.rossbridgeresort.com.
Friday, May 15, 2015
· Five course “Tapas style” menu with wine pairings ($75 per person)
· Brock's will also offer its regular menu.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
· Breakfast at Brock's with Mimosa's, Bellinis and other wine cocktails.
· 11 a.m. – No-Snobbery wine education class by Scott Jones ($35 per person) The class will feature four wine tastings – two white wines and two red wines selected by Jones. At the end of the session , the weekend's signature cocktail, Tinto de Verano, will be served and segue into lunch.
· Lunch will held from12:30 until 2:30 p.m. on the main Terrace ($55 per person). To start the event servers will be passing Tinto de Verano, Bellinis, and a signature Sangria along with various tapas. The menu will include various stations with a wine paired with each station. The complete menu is listed below. Jones will speak about each wine and the Ross Bridge chefs will share insights from each of the food stations.
Ross Bridge Wine Weekend Lunch Serving Stations:
Salads: Chopped Salad, Potato Salad and Coleslaw
Fish Fry: Scallops, Shrimp, Softshell Crab Hushpuppies, Green Beans, Fennel and Onion. Lemon, Remoulade, Aioli, Marinara and Cocktail Sauces
Smoker: Ribs, Chicken and Pulled pork Butt. Smokey B’s, Tangy White and Coca-Cola Barbecue sauces
Grill: Cox Farm Steaks, Grouper Fillet, and Oysters
Sides: Country Style Green Beans, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Collard Greens, Macaroni and Cheese and Fire Cracker Potatoes
Desserts: Key Lime Pie, French Silk Pie, Strawberry Cobbler, Oreo Cheesecake and Red Velvet Cake
About Scott Jones
Scott Jones knows wine—and he has a passion for sharing that knowledge. A nationally recognized food and wine expert, he is an author, chef and former Executive Editor of Southern Living. He’s currently the head honcho at Jones is Thirsty, where he spreads his doctrine of No-Snobbery Wine Education. When it comes to food and wine, his expertise and enthusiasm are unique.
But what’s different about Scott’s trademark “No-Snobbery" approach? He doesn’t sell wine. He doesn’t work for a wine distributor. Scott simply shares his wine knowledge in a fun and engaging way — something he’s been doing for more than a decade. His comfortable, entertaining approach sidesteps fussy wine-speak, empowering audiences to enjoy and buy wine with confidence.
Scott is a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and James Beard Foundation.
The Ross Bridge Wine Weekend is ideal for resort guests but is also open to the general public on a per event basis.
$139 per night room rate for Wine Weekend participants.
Friday, May 15- 5 course menu for $75/person
Saturday- 11am Wine Education Class for $35/person
Lunch from 12:30-2:30 on Main Terrace for $55/person.