Gourmet Wine Dinner in Lexington to Support Turning Pages

Chef George Trifos is excited about the gourmet dinner he plans to serve June 6. The 6 p.m. dinner at Main Street Cafe in Lexington is a fundraiser for the Turning Pages literacy tutoring program.

“We’re going to start with an appetizer of goat cheese and avocado with balsamic vinaigrette,” he said. This will be paired with Folie a Deux Chardonnay.

The second course will be a San Francisco salad, paired with Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc. The third course will be a seafood cioppino paired with Terra d’Oro Zinfandel. Cioppino, Trifos says, is a traditional Italian family dish. Members contributed fish and seafood and it was all cooked together.

His main course will be beef tenderloin medallions topped with a portabella mushroom wine sauce paired with Folie a Deux Cabernet Sauvignon.

The dessert course will be orange butter cream cakes his wife is making paired with Terra D’oro Zinfandel Port.

The wine is being sponsored by Sandi Patel and his family at Palmetto Wines & Spirits at the Flight Deck Shopping Center and furnished by Southern Wines & Spirits.

The tutoring program in Lexington and Richland counties has tutored hundreds of functionally illiterate adults to help them learn to read and write, qualify for better jobs and take care of their families.

The dinner will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Main Street Cafe. 131 East Main St., Lexington. The dinner will be hosted by the West Metro Rotary Club, Lexington Young Professionals, AGGAdvisors, Main Street Cafe, Mirror Associates, Pine Press Printing, Palmetto Wine & Spirits and the Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch-News.

Seating is limited to 40 couples. Tickets are available for a tax-deductible $100 donation per couple. You may order by credit card at https://turning-pages.org/reading-between-the-wines/ .