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2006-06-23
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BRIDGEPORT RANCH BARNS AND TERRACE TO STEER UP FUN DURING “THE BEST OF” COUNTRY, BEEF & WINE TAS
Harris Ranch Beef and Paso Robles Wine Country to be featured at July 15 Festival in Bridgeport

Bridgeport Ranch Barns and Terrace announce food and wine parings for the second annual "The Best Of" Country, Beef and Wine Tasting Festival 2006 to be held on Saturday, July 15, 2006. The scenic outdoor setting of Bridgeport Ranch Barns and Terrace, located at 68 Twin Lakes Road in Bridgeport, California, with the backdrop of the Eastern Sierras, will set the stage for a fabulous evening of food, wine, and entertainment. The second annual event will once again feature Harris Ranch Beef and premium wines from the Paso Robles Wine Country.

The evening begins at 6:00 pm and will feature "The Best Of" tasty beef appetizers, paired with "The Best Of" Paso Robles Wine Country premium wines, while listening to the music sounds of singer and composer of cowboy culture and heritage, Dave Stamey. Food and wine will pair together surrounding the Barns and Terrace, allowing guests to wander from recipes-to-wine tasting. Guests will be welcomed with their choice of an EOS Estate Reserve Fume’ Blanc or Vina Robles Petite Sirah, and will have the special opportunity to meet the winemakers or representatives from Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards, Clautiere Vineyard, Peachy Canyon Winery, Opolo Vineyards, Stacked Store Cellars, Halter Ranch Vineyard, Casa de Caballos Vineyards, and Grey Wolf Vineyards & Cellars.

Harris Ranch Beef and Centennial Livestock of Selma, California is known for its aged-to-perfection beef that is served up in local Bridgeport restaurants - Restaurant 1881, Casa Michaela, Rhino’s Bar & Grille and the Bridgeport Inn. Harris Ranch Beef, Centennial Livestock, Dave Wood and John Lacey along with these local restaurants will "steer up" tantalizing dishes and Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance will pair up its premium wines with each dish. Hays Street Café will be featuring desserts also paired with Paso Robles wines.

"Great Paso Robles wines and great beef appetizers will be featured this year. Just imagine beef medallions with Syrah glaze topped with black truffle butter from Restaurant 1881 paired with a 2003 Estate Syrah from Clautiere Vineyard…it is just enough to make ones mouth water," says Benny Romero, owner and event producer of Bridgeport Ranch.

The following restaurants along with Harris Ranch Beef will combine their culinary expertise to present the following dishes. The wineries that will pour with the dishes are also listed.

Harris Ranch Beef and Centennial Livestock present three recipes: Skirt Steak Salad, Tri Tip & Beef Kabobs
Pouring with Skirt Steak Salad will be: Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards
Pouring with Tri Tip will be: Opolo Vineyards
Pouring with Beef Kabobs will be: Casa de Caballos Vineyards
Restaurant 1881 presents: Beef Medallions with Cabernet Glaze topped with Black Truffle Butter
Pouring will be: Clautiere Vineyard
Rhino’s Bar & Grille presents: Short Ribs
Pouring will be: Halter Ranch Vineyard
Casa Michaela presents: Tacos Carne Asada
Pouring will be: Peachy Canyon Winery
Hayes Street Café Assorted Desserts, including Arlene’s famous Mocha truffles
Pouring will be: Grey Wolf Vineyards & Cellars

The following Paso Robles Wineries will provide wines to be tasted at the wine bar during the event (alphabetical-subject to additions):
Cass Winery
Castro Cellars
Eberle Winery
EOS Estate Winery
Hunt Cellars
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Lone Madrone
Midlife Crisis Winery
Sylvester Vineyards & Winery
Vina Robles

Tickets are available for $65 per person, and include a souvenir Riedel wine glass and "The Best Of" recipe book which features recipes and wine pairing suggestions from the evening’s festivities. To purchase a ticket, phone 775-545-7003, email romero@bridgeportranch.com, visit www.bridgeportranch.com or visit D-M Western Store, Reno, Nevada, Eastern Sierra Feed, Gardnerville, Nevada, and in Bridgeport visit Casa Michaela or Rhino’s Bar & Grille.

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