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BTS (Behind the Scenes) of the Wine Dinner

This Wednesday, May 11th prepare to be Wined and Dined. That is, if you are coming to our Taste of Spring Wine Dinner. It’s the fourth installment in our Wine Dinner series, where we’ve paired 5 unique tastings courses with 5 great wines.
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If you’re a wine lover, than this event is a no-brainer. Even if you’re not huge on wine, the meal itself is worth coming for.  From encrusted Chilean seabass, creamy orzo risotto, baked oysters blue, jerk chicken, jicama watermelon salad, dark chocolate red wine cake, and more, it’s a foodie’s dream.
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Sometimes even more fun than the dinner itself, are the preparations. Today we’re here to take you behind the scenes of one of our wine dinners, to learn what really goes into the making of a 5 course wine and food pairing.

1. Brainstorm the menu.

It’s like the age old question: what came first- the chicken or the egg? Same goes here. What comes first – the food or the wines?

Really, it can be either. Letting the dishes dictate the wine is the conventional order, and the way we went about it this time. On the docket is the reversal. Choosing wines first and the food second. That way, you know you are starting with exceptional stand-alone wines, and you can enhance them even more with the right menu.

2. Choose a Theme – Or Not.

Before finalizing the menu, we needed to decide on a theme, or lack thereof. We toyed with the idea of a regionally-focused menu, like an all-Italian meal, or an “Around the World” tasting. The other factor in play is the wines. All reds? All whites? All NYS Wines? In the end, we chose a “Spring” theme: featuring fresh, Spring ingredients & flavors.
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Even the dessert went green for Spring

3. Pair Everything.

This is easily, our favorite part. We too, eat our way through 5 courses, and drink our way numerous wines. It’s easy for a robust, dry red to taste like water with the wrong dish. That’s why it’s important to have a wide variety of wines to sample with each course, so that we know we are choosing the best possible pairing. But, a sip here and a sip there add up, so we make sure to drink responsibly (this is part of the work day, afterall).

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So much wine, so little time 

 

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Wine Print Outs - it's a very technical process 

4. Wow the Guests.

This one is obvious. You probably know that when you sign on for a 5 course meal, it won’t just be your typical dinner. But we really want to make sure of it. New flavors, unique dishes, complex wines, outstanding service, great company, and relaxing ambiance. Not to mention that since each dinner has its own menu, this truly is a one-of-a-kind experience.
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Are you sold yet? We hope so. Seating for Wednesday night’s Taste of Spring Wine Dinner is very limited , so call 585.343.0642 to reserve a spot! 

Winning Buffalo-Niagara's Best Public Course!

Terry Hills Golf Course Wins Top Honor

FOR RELEASE June 17, 2015

Batavia, NY –Terry Hills Golf Course was just named the Best Public Golf Course in Buffalo-Niagara by buffalogolfer.com viewers. Terry Hills beat out 24 other public courses, spanning from Genesee, Wyoming, Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties to take home the top honor. Well over 800 golfers voted, with Terry Hills securing 148 votes, or 17% overall.

Terry Hills Golf Course is well-known in the area for being a first-class public course. The 27-hole complex which is home to the Jim Kelly Celebrity Classic, already boasts honors like a 4-Star Rating by Golf Digest. However, this new award brings Terry Hills and it’s hometown of Batavia to a higher standing regionally.

With 3 out of the top 5 placing courses located in the Greater-Buffalo area, it is no surprise that the city of Buffalo is home to its fair share of championship public golf courses. Willowbrook Golf Course, located in Lockport, took home the title of Runner-Up, while Sheridan Park Golf Club of Tonawanda and Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course of Lewiston helped to round out the Top 5. However, the 1st-place finishing Terry Hills helps to give Buffalo a run for their money.

Never before had Terry Hills ranked number one among other public golf courses in such a wide cross-section of Western New York. This new honor may help bring golfers from the Buffalo-Niagara region out to Terry Hills and Batavia alike.

To see the rest of the poll standings, visit http://buffalogolfer.com/wordpress/best-public-course-of-2015-as-voted-by-you-is/.

In addition to the premier golf course, Terry Hills offers a banquet facility and restaurant, highlighting panoramic views of the course and an outdoor covered patio. Terry Hills specializes in golf outings, weddings, as well as corporate and private events.

For more information about Terry Hills Golf Course and Banquet Facility, please visit www.terryhills.com, or call the Pro Shop at (585) 343.0860.

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