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Best Wines to Pair With Valentine’s Day Dinner

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Valentine's Day

Through the years, our restaurant has become an increasingly popular destination for couples to spend a special night out. Perhaps it’s our downtown location, delicious food, cozy atmosphere, full service lounge bar or a combination of all the above. We almost forgot to mention our wine bar offering more than 200 premier red and white wines by the bottle and over 40 by the glass!

Inside the Restaurant

When couples are looking for the finest in Willamette Valley fare, they come to us. Valentine’s Day weekend is around the corner and we recommend making your reservations as soon as possible by calling (503) 779-1660.

To get the most out of your dining experience, we have some tips to help you pair your meal with the right wine. Our Wine Steward, Mark Jacklich, is here to help our guests navigate their way through our wine and food menu.

Arygle 2010 Brut Rose

“Valentines day is always a good reason to share some bubbly with that special person that is near and dear to your heart,” says Mark. “Arygle 2010 Brut Rose almost goes hand in hand with this special day.”

Arygle 2010 Brut Rose was reviewed by Wine Spectator gave it a score of 91 points and described it as “delicate wisps of watermelon, rhubarb and loamy earth combine enticingly in the aromas and flavors of this delicate and dry rosé sparkler”.

Stolen Kisses

Another wine Mark suggests for your lovely evening out is “Stolen Kisses” by Treos. This wine is predominately a Pinot Gris with a “slight kiss” of Muscat. Wine Spectator says, “Stolen Kisses is a deliciously refreshing wine with a blissful aroma and a touch of sweetness that lingers on the lips and in your memory”.

Dine with us on Valentine’s Day when Bentley’s Grill will offer Stolen Kisses by the glass as well as an irresistible cocktail topped with St. Germain Elderflower liqueur and a twist. Make your reservations now!

More Great Wines to Sample at Bentley’s Grill in 2015!

Friday, January 9th, 2015
Cubanisimo Wine Tasting

Debra from Cubanisimo Vineyards at a recent wine tasting

Stop by Bentley’s Grill the second and fourth Wednesday of the month and indulge in a fantastic wine tasting hosted by our featured winery from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plan to stay for dinner (reservations recommended) and satisfy your palette by pairing it with seasonal Pacific Northwest cuisine.

Our wine tastings are a wonderful occasion for our guests to enjoy wine from some of the best winemakers in our region. During the tasting events, guests can also enjoy special food pairings and happy hour.

Seasons Cellars, one of Southern Oregon’s newest wineries, kicked things off yesterday.

Season Cellars Wine Tasting

Did you miss out? No worries. We have lined up some of our regions top wineries this year. All tastings are between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Please note, this schedule is subject to change without notice.

Bentley's Grill Wine Tastings

January 28th: Van Duzer Vineyards
February 11th Bethel Heights Vineyard
February 25th: Firesteed Cellars
March 11th: Pudding River Wine Cellars
March 25th: Johan Vineyards
April 8th: St. Innocent Winery
April 22nd: Left Coast Cellars
May 13th: Mahonia Vineyard
May 27th: Chateau Bianca Winery
June 10th: Cubanisimo Vineyards
June 24th:Namaste Vineyards
July 8th: Willamette Valley Vineyards
July 22nd: Van Duzer Vineyards
August 12th: Eola Hills Wine Cellars
August 26th: Bethel Heights Vineyard

Join Us for an Eola Hills Wine Tasting December 10th!

Monday, December 1st, 2014
Eola Hills Winery

Photo @ Eola Hills Winery on Facebook

“Wine is bottled poetry.”-Robert Louis Stevenson

The holiday season is here, another successful harvest season has concluded and it’s time to celebrate! We hope you will join us once again for our popular wine tastings from local wineries every other Wednesday from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Stop by Bentley’s Grill & The Grand Hotel in Salem lobby on Wednesday, December 10th (no tasting on December 24th) for our final wine tasting of 2014!

This is a wonderful opportunity for our guests to enjoy wine from some of the best winemakers in our region. During the tasting events, guests can also enjoy special food pairings and happy hour.

Bentley's Grill Salem Oregon

Our featured winery this month is:

Eola Hills December 10, 2014 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Eola Hills produces award winning red and white wines from Oregon wine country. Established in 1986 by founder Tom Huggins, Eola Hills Wine Cellars owns and farms sustainably managed vineyards in the Eola-Amity AVA just west of Salem, Oregon. Their best-known wines include Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurtztraminer, and limited quantity Reserve and Late Harvest dessert bottlings. The winery even has their own custom Christmas Wine Reindeer Label Series. To learn more, view their Wine Catalog and join their Wine Club

Can’t make it this month? Here’s whats coming up next month!

January 14, 2015 Cherry Hill
January 28, 2015 Van Duzer

What to Pair with Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Korean Lettuce Wraps

To get the most out of your dining experience, it’s important to pair your meal with the right wine. To help our guests navigate their way through our wine and food menu, we have asked our Wine Steward, Mark Jacklich, to share some of his recommendations. Here is his latest recommendation featuring a popular dish off our new Happy Hour Menu!

Mark’s Food and Wine Pairing of the Month

This month I would like to highlight a popular item that has hit the menu recently, the “Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps”.

This appetizer features chicken marinated in garlic and chili then *crispy fried and tossed in a savory Korean BBQ sauce.  The dish is then topped with house made spicy cucumber Kimchi and sesame seeds. Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. It is often described as spicy and sour.

The wine paring I suggest with this dish is our dry 2011 Brooks Riesling.

Brookes Riesling

With flavors of Bartlet pear, honey and lemon, this wine is medium bodied with great acidity and a dry finish that makes it a perfect counter part to the complex flavors of the Korean Chicken Lettuce Wrap.  Enjoy!

*There is a gluten free option on this dish where we skip the crispy fried part and pan sear instead.

Bentley’s Grill has one of the most extensive selection of Oregon wines in our region.  We hope you will come in and try this pairing, or check with Mark for other suggested pairings and ideas.   Learn more about our wines in Wine Notes with Mark. Enjoy!

Taste Cubanisimo Vineywards & Willamette Valley Vineyards This Month!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Cubanisimo

Cubanisimo Vineyards & Willamette Valley Vineyards to Bring Flavor of the Oregon Valley to Bentley’s Grill this month!

Oregon wine fans are in for a very special treat this month!  Stop by Bentley’s Grill the second and fourth Wednesday of the month and indulge in a fantastic wine tasting hosted by our featured winery from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.   Plan to stay for dinner (reservations recommended) and satisfy your palette by pairing it with seasonal Pacific Northwest cuisine.

Our wine tastings are a wonderful occasion for our guests to enjoy wine from some of the best winemakers in our region. During the tasting events, guests can also enjoy special food pairings and happy hour.

Our wine tastings this month are:

November 12, 2014 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Cubanisimo Vineywards

Since the company’s beginning in 1986, Cubanisimo (which means“very Cuban”) Vineywards have committed to gorwing the finest grapes and eventually developing wines into the top quality product meriting the name.

November 26, 2014 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Willamette Valley Vineyards

Founded in 1983 by Oregon native, Jim Bernau, with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers,” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Watch “Jim’s 30 Year Quest” to learn more:

Can’t make it this month? Here’s whats coming up: Dec. 10th Eola Hills Wine Cellars