Hot Date: Jasper’s hosting Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel wine dinner this Thursday, October 2

in Plano is hosting a Nickel and Nickel / Far Niente wine dinner (the two wineries are sister properties) on Thursday, October 2.

Super talented chef Kent Rathbun and his team will be serving a four-course menu to complement the wines. But wait! There’s more! Bruce Mooers, president of the two wineries, will be on hand to to guided the tastings. Here’s the menu:

Passed Appetizers

Wild mushroom-herbed goat cheese crostini

Heirloom apple-blue crab

Stuffed baby cucumber

En Route Chardonnay, Russian River 2012

First Course

Seared diver scallop with saffron risotto and melon fumé

Far Niente Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2012

Second Course

Slow cooked duck leg with wild mushrooms and raspberry pan jus

En Route Pinot Noir, Russian River 2012

Third Course

Lamb two ways: roasted rack of lamb and braised lamb shank ragout with goat cheese potato croquette, fire roasted vegetables and red wine demi

Nickel and Nickel State Ranch Cabernet, Yountville 2011

Fourth Course

Strawberry Napoleon with vanilla custard

Far Niente Dolce, Napa Valley 2007

 $190 per person plus tax and gratuity. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.. Yes, reservations are required (972-673-0823 or


Jasper’s, 7161 Bishop Road, Plano.