Franciscan Estate winemaker hosts 5-course wine dinner at Bristol Seafood Grill on July 13

Exclusive dinner features dishes prepared by Executive Chef Travis Napier, paired with select wines by winemaker Jay Turnipseed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 30, 2015) – Bristol Seafood Grill announces its first Franciscan Estate wine dinner on Monday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at Bristol’s downtown Kansas City location. The dinner features five courses prepared by Executive Chef Travis Napier, thoughtfully paired with a variety of Franciscan Estate wines by special guest and winemaker Jay Turnipseed.

Turnipseed has been with Franciscan Estate since May 2004, having first completed school in the Viticulture and Enology program at UC Davis. His main research projects focused on the effects of pruning, thinning and crop load on the finished wine’s taste, emphasizing what happens in the vineyard will affect what happens in the glass.

The dinner is priced at $89 per person, including tax and gratuity. Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Reservations can be made my calling Bristol’s downtown location at (816) 448-6007.

First Course:
Kurlbaum Heirloom Tomato – cucumber, watercress, goat cheese, balsamic reduction
Paired with Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc, 2013

Second Course:
Seared Scallops – charred corn, Burgers’ Smokehouse bacon, frisée, peppered crème fraiche
Paired with Franciscan Cuvee Sauvage Chardonnay, 2012

Third Course:
Troutdale Farm Trout – local beans, baby carrots, brown butter
Paired with Franciscan Equilibrium, 2013

Fourth Course:
Ribeye – confit new potato, spring onion, red wine reduction
Paired with Franciscan Magnificat, 2012

Fifth Course:
Blackberry Croustade – cinnamon ice cream, clove, local honey
Paired with Franciscan Merlot, 2012

About Bristol Seafood Grill
Bristol Seafood Grill has been an icon in the city since 1980, offering the area’s freshest premium seafood & steaks, an impressive selection of wines and handcrafted signature cocktails.

Located Downtown in Kansas City Power & Light District, Bristol Seafood Grill works with quality fishmongers, water men, ranchers & artisan producers to create dishes that are excellent from the start, using fine ingredients that separate the good from the great. Enjoy their seamless service in a classic, upscale atmosphere that truly sets them apart from other local restaurants.