I received an invite to attend a dinner at The Capital Grille in Cincinnati to experience their Generous Pour event. This is the single largest wine event in the country in conjunction with their eight establishments. You get to experience their handpicked amazing line up of wines for $28 in addition to your entree. To say I was excited to experience their favorites for a designed dinner for our group is an understatement! But, the dinner experience started before we walked in.
My husband had their had their “in fashion” and I had a pineapple infused vodka. Both were excellent! Mine was incredibly refreshing and perfect for our soaring temperatures. My husbands featured Grand Marnier in addition to bourbon which was a great twist on an old fashion!
We chose lobster crab cakes as our appetizer and oh my goodness did we make a great choice! The lobster was so flavorful because it was so abundant in the crab cake!
For my entree I chose the Filet Mignon. It was cooked to medium perfection. The sheer size of the steak was almost intimidating but each bite melted in my mouth and I had no issues finishing! The star of the side dishes for me was the Lobster Mac N Cheese. It was filling, rich and full of lobster!
This year the Generous Pour was the Critics Darlings. You can see their write up on each of them here, but you will just have to trust my taste buds that they were all delightful. My personal favorite was the Arrowood Sonoma Estates 2014. The hints of black cherry and chai were a stunning compliment to my meal!
Thankfully, I didn’t have to to decide between desserts as several of us ordered different items and was able to try a little bit of them all. There was a flourless chocolate espresso cake, coconut cream pie and cheesecake with fresh berries. It was all great but the cheesecake was phenomenal! Our server, Kelly, told us that they incorporate ricotta into it and it made is so light. Easily the best cheesecake that I have ever had!
Thank you to The Captial Grille for the lovely dinner! The meal was provided to me but all opinions are my own. If you are looking for an incredible meal and fantastic sampling of top notch wines you have to check out the Generous Pour event!