Curated Food & Drink Experiences

Wine & Spirits Club

A culinary collaboration between...
Laurel Pine, Chef and Curator
Mark Anderson, Director of Wine and Liquor, VP of Yummy
Laura Conrow, Queen Brie, Wedge on Wheels


UPCOMING EVENTS 2019

Call 775-525-5898 to reserve your spot

Sake Soy Sauce and Sushi

Thursday, October 10
Sake, Soy Sauce and Sushi Flavor Explosion
5:30 – 7:30 pm

This tasting will get you hooked on sake and soy sauce pairings! In Mark's words... "It's obscene how spectacular the flavors are. Fish and flowers". Taste five unique premium sakes paired with five interesting soy sauces. Each sake and soy sauce combination will be paired with a specific sushi roll or sashimi. Sommelier Elise Vandenberg will guide us through the tasting providing details about why each sake has its own unique taste.

We will be serving the following sake:
Manotsuru, Four Diamond Junmai Ginjo, 500 mL $42.99
Ten to Chi "Heaven & Earth", Junmai Daiginjo, 720 mL $46.99
Naba Shoten Harbor Nama Genshu, 720 mL $28.99
Dewatsuru Sakura Emaki Rose, 360 mL $20.99
Daku Nigori Junmai, Niigata, 500 mL $25.99

The soy sauces (Shoyu) are from Japan and include Smoked Shoyu, Matsutake Shoyu, Black Garlic Shoyu, Cherry Blossom Shoyu, and Whisky Barrel Aged Shoyu. Shoyu will be available for purchase at the event.

Laurel and Araceli will be making sushi rolls and Nigiri with ahi, salmon and hamachi, and Japanese Wagyu beef, served with seaweed salad. The food will be between a heavy appetizer and a light dinner.

Tickets are $39.99 + tax and processing fee
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$39.99 +tax and processing fee

Yakitori skewers

Thursday, October 17
Japanese Whisky and Robatayaki (Assorted Skewered Appetizers)
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Japanese whisky is all the rage among whisky and Scotch drinkers, and there's good reason for all the attention this version of the popular spirit is getting. The best Japanese whiskies are silky-smooth, refined, and have a complex flavor profile. The world started to notice Japanese whisky in 2015 when Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask Whisky was named the World's Best Whiskey. Although Nikka and Suntory control the market of Japanese whisky, there are lesser-known producers which are very much worth exploring. We've selected five fantastic Japanese whiskies for you to taste along with five skewered appetizers, robatayaki style. If you're a whisky fan, don't miss this special tasting!

Here's the whisky lineup:
Matsui Single Malt Sakura Cask Whisky $83.99
Matsui Single Malt Mizunara Cask Whisky $83.99
Matsui Single Malt Peated Whisky $83.99
Matsui Whisky Kurayoshi 12 Year Pure Malt $99.99
Matsui Whisky Kurayoshi 18 Year Pure Malt $213.99

Paired (in order) with:
Red Miso Marinated Salmon with Ginger and Green Onion
Wild Mushrooms Marinated in Mizunara Whisky Barrel Aged Shoyu
Sous Vide Octopus with Shishito Peppers
BBQ Eel with Seared Foie Gras
Japanese Wagyu Beef, A-5, marbling score 12

The food served is heavy appetizers/light dinner, and it's doubtful you'll need to eat much if anything afterwards.
Tickets are $79.99 per person + tax and processing fee.

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$79.99 +tax and processing fee

Jamon Iberico Spanish Wine

Sunday, October 20
The Magnificent Wines of Spain with Spanish Tapas
4 – 6 pm

Spanish wines are truly a great value. The country is the third largest producer of wine in the world and is known for producing high quality wines in a variety of styles. The winemaking techniques were heavily influenced by the French in the mid-19th century, most notably, the utilization of small 59 gallon oak barrels (barrica) for aging. Spanish wines are often aged much longer than other European and American wines before they are released to the marketplace, offering more complex and developed wines at an excellent value.

Our Spanish wine tasting will include:
2007 Juve y Camps Gran Brut Cava, $41.99
2012 Vetus Tempranillo "Flor de Vetus", Toro, $19.99
2011 Artadi Tempranillo "La Poza Vineyard" Rioja Alavesa $79.99
2011 Artadi Tempranillo "El Carretil Vineyard" Rioja Alavesa $154.99

Following the idea of "what grows together, goes together", we will be serving traditional Spanish tapas includng Jamon Iberico, Spanish cheese, Spanish tortilla (an egg, potato and onion dish which is wildly popular all over Spain), and cold gazpacho soup. The food provided will be equivalent to a light dinner.

Tickets are $59.99 plus tax and processing fee.

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$59.99 +tax and processing fee

Saturday, November 2
Fall Flavors with Luna Vineyards Winemaker's Reserve Wines
6 – 9 pm

Luna Vineyards, located in the Napa Valley, produces exceptional award-winning estate wines, which have consistently earned 90+ points. Known both for Italian varietals such as Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese as well as renowned Napa Valley varietals such as Cabernet Sauvingon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Luna Vineyards produces food-friendly wines perfect for winemaker dinners.

Join us at The Flavor Studio for an exciting fall menu paired with Luna Vineyards' Winemaker's Reserve wines.

Welcome Wine and Appetizer - Luna Pinot Grigio

Chilean Sea Bass with Brown Butter, Hazelnuts and Butternut Squash - 2017 “Winemaker’s Reserve” Chardonnay
(90 pts Wine Enthusiast, Gold 2019 San Francisco Chronical Wine Competition) $44.99

Duck Breast, Duck Bacon, Confit Potato, Cranberry Apple Ginger Chutney, Roasted Carrot, Pinot Noir Sauce, Toasted Buckwheat - 2017 “Winemaker’s Reserve” Pinot Noir (92 pts Wine Spectator) $44.99

Wild Boar Ragout with Creamy Polenta and Aged Pecorino - 2016 “Winemaker’s Reserve" Sangiovese (90 pts Wine Enthusiast, Double Gold 95 pts 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition) $44.99

Wagyu Beef with Burgundy Truffles, Cauliflower Souffle, Roasted Cauliflower, and Foie Gras - 2016 “Winemaker’s Reserve" Cabernet Sauvignon (92 pts James Suckling, 90 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 91 pts Wine Enthusiast, Double Gold 2019 San Francisco Chronical Wine Competition) $64.99

Dessert: Fruit Panna Cotta

This dinner will sell out! Make your reservations early.

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$159.99 per person + tax and processing fee

$159.99 +tax and processing fee

White Truffle Egg Yolk Ravioli

Friday, November 15
White on White: 5-Course White Truffle Dinner with Paired Wines
6 – 9 pm

White truffles from Italy are one of the most expensive ingredients in the world, with an average cost of $3,000 a pound. White truffles cannot be cultivated, and must be searched for in the forrest by trained dogs and their truffle hunter. This exquisite dinner features five courses, all with a generous serving of fresh white truffles. Each course will be paired with premium European wines.

• Escolar Sashimi with Piedmont Hazelnut Beurre Blanc, Parsley Nage and Shaved White Truffles
• Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi with Sea Scallop, Green Garlic and Shaved White Truffles
• White Truffle Egg Yolk Ravioli with Seared Foie Gras Cubes, Veal Demi Glace Drizzle and Shaved White Truffles
• Iberico Pork Tenderloin with Fennel Celery Root Cream, Iberico Bacon, Potatoes Dauphine and Shaved White Truffles
• Tiramisu Ice Cream with White Truffles

Laurel and Araceli have created an all new white truffle menu for this exclusive dinner. Our menu is designed to let the white truffles take center stage, the way it should be! White truffles pair best with delicate bases, butter, cream and cheese, light meats and seafood; in general, things which are white in color such as pasta, potatoes, cauliflower, cream, cheese and eggs. We hope you enjoy this very special meal.

There are only 20 seats available for this dinner. Get yours before it sells out.

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$250 + tax and processing fee

ON THE HORIZON


Wednesday, November 6
Holiday Meal Appetizers and Bubbles

Thursday, November 14
Holiday Meal Desserts and Dessert Wine

Friday, November 15
White Truffle Dinner

Friday, November 29
Black Friday Sale and Tasting

Filet Mignon with seared greens
The Flavor Studio dining area
Scotch Tasting with Food Pairings

The Flavor Studio
5303 Louie Lane, Suite 1
Reno, NV 89511