MortonÂ’s The Steakhouse Seaport location hosts Carissa Mondavi as part of the largest virtual wine dinner in celebration of a legendary blend

Morton’s The Steakhouse invites Boston wine enthusiasts to its Seaport location for a nationwide wine dinner and charity auction, “Morton’s and the Mondavi Families: Celebrating the Legendary Blend.”  For the first time in history, the second and third generations of the Mondavi family come together for a wine dinner broadcast live from the Carriage House at the Charles Krug Winery in Napa to 54 Morton’s private dining rooms across the country.  Carissa Mondavi, a fourth generation member of the Mondavi clan and a representative of Continuum Estate, will be on hand at Morton’s Seaport to host the simulcast event and discuss the family’s wines.  Morton’s Seaport is one of a select group of Morton’s locations to host a fourth generation Mondavi family member as part of the dinner.  The evening’s hosts at the Carriage House include Michael Mondavi of Folio Fine Wine Partners, Tim Mondavi and Marcia Mondavi Borger of Continuum Estate and Peter Mondavi, Sr., Peter Mondavi Jr. and Marc Mondavi of Charles Krug Winery.

In addition to being part of Mondavi history, guests enjoy four courses of brand new MortonÂ’s menu items paired with incredible selections from Napa ValleyÂ’s first family of winemaking. The menu and pairings include:

Smoked Salmon Pizza
Tenderloin Crostinis
Miniature Crab Cakes
Charles Krug – Peter Mondavi Family, Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc, 2009

Harvest Green Salad with Sea Bass and Roasted Caper Vinaigrette
Isabel Mondavi, Sonoma Carneros, Chardonnay, 2008

New York Strip Sirloin
Baked Sweet Onions with Gruyère
Roasted Tomato stuffed with Leaf Spinach
Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes
Continuum, Napa Valley, 2007
M by Michael Mondavi, Amino Vineyard, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006
Charles Krug – Peter Mondavi Family, Napa Valley, VS Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006

Cappuccino Cream
Charles Krug – Peter Mondavi Family, Napa Valley, Zinfandel Port, Lot XIII

A silent auction rounds out the evening, with items including a three-pack of Mondavi Family Wines.  The event also kicks off an online auction of the first-ever red wine produced and blended by the second and third generations of the Mondavi family – a 27-liter bottling called Siemo Insieme, Italian for “We are together.” All auction proceeds go toward Morton’s 2010 charitable beneficiary, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

WHEN: Thursday, October 7, 2010
8:00 – 10:30 PM
COST: $175 per guest, inclusive of tax and gratuity
WHERE: 2 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA
RESERVATIONS: Recommended.  Please call 617-526-0410 to reserve a spot.
PARKING: Valet parking available.