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Unique Wine Dinner Events at French Lick Resort

If you have a refined palate or have been just looking for an excuse to check out French Lick and West Baden Springs, consider one of French Lick & West Baden Springs Hotels’ upcoming Wine Dinners.

West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium

West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium

The first Wine Dinner features Alexander Valley Vineyards wines and will take place at West Baden Springs Hotel (which some call the 8th Wonder of the World) on Saturday, March 6th at the esteemed Sinclair’s Restaurant – named for Lee W. Sinclair, who purchased the hotel in 1888 and is responsible for the current structure.

Reservations are required and the seven course dinner will run you $125 per person, but what a meal it will be!  If you feel like making a weekend out of it, you can book a special West Baden Hotel package for just $450 per couple. It includes a room at the fabulous hotel and dinner for two.

You can start salivating over the menu now:

1st Course
Potato-Leek Rissoto Croquette
2008 Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay

2nd Course
Serrano Ham-Frisee Salad with 100 year-old Balsamic
2007Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot

3rd Course
Crispy Frog Legs – Served with Wild Mushroom-Pea Cream Sauce and Pickled Ramps
2005 Alexander Valley Vineyards Schoolhouse “Aluvia” Rhone Blend

4th Course
Porcini dusted Sea Bass served with Sweet Eggplant Flan and Tomato-Basil Coulis
2007 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet

5th Course
Date-encrusted Venison Loin – Served with Braised Brussel Sprout and Brandy-infused jus
2005 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus

6th Course
Cheese Tasting
2007Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Franc

7th Course
Chocolate Tart with Almond Butter and Bourbon Ice Cream
2007 Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin

French Lick Resort Hotel

French Lick Resort Hotel

Your next opportunity will be at 6:30 on Thursday, April 21 at the French Lick Hotel. This meal will pair Clos Pegase Wine with six fantastic courses and will feature lively discussion about food, art, wine and culture with Clos Pegase’s owner, Jan Shrem.

Reservations are also required for this meal and it will cost $120 per person. While the menu hasn’t been finalized yet, it will be soon. You can find out more information about the French Lick and West Baden area at You can find more pictures of French Lick and West Baden on the Visit Indiana Flickr Group.

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