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Woodriver Cellars Cooks Up Gourmet Superbowl Treats

Wednesday, Jan. 23


Little about American football can be as satisfying or as delicious as the menu of snacks served at any game night party. With the annual culmination of the NFL season just around the corner, Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the New Orleans Superdome, preparation for assembling one's own feast isn't far off, either.

But for how many Super Bowls have you found yourself forlornly pouring a bag of greasy potato chips into a bowl or microwaving a box of chicken nuggets because cooking seemed too difficult? Rather than resort to hiring Martha Stewart as a personal chef, let Woodriver Cellars chef Mike Owen show you the ropes before kickoff.

Those in search of classy Super Bowl snacks are invited to join Owen's class Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Eagle winery. Priced at $30 for wine club members and $35 for nonmembers, the class will take participants through the concoction of six different treats, tastes included, designed to pair with different wines offered by Woodriver Cellars.

Each dish is intended to match flavors in an accompanying wine. The menu includes shrimp cocktail with horseradish sauce, honey chipotle chicken wings, garden vegetable and cream cheese stuffed mushrooms, mini beef Wellington, grilled beef skewers—and for dessert? A chocolate and banana quesadilla.

Unlike learning to make beer-braised brats, your new cooking skills may help impress your pals but and score a touchdown of your own.