K Hosts Arrowood Winemaker at Tasting

Written By Scott Joseph On May 8, 2012

Von der mehdenK restaurant in College Park will offer a special tasting of wines from Arrowood, featuring winemaker Heidi von der Mehden. Arrowood is a Sonoma County winery, and von der Mehden is a former chemist (she taught high school chemistry in Tanzania while serving with the Peace Corps.) who decided to apply her chemistry skills to the science of winemaking.

The tasting will be held in K’s garden (or on the porch if it rains) and will include dishes prepared by chef/owner Kevin Fonzo to pair with the wines. Cost is a ridiculously reasonable $25 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Call 407-872-2332. K restaurant is at 1710 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. Here’s a look at the wines and what Fonzo is planning to serve with them:

Arrowood Wine Maker Gathering

Wednesday, May 9, 6pm

In the K Garden

$25 per person excluding tax and gratuity


Cape Canaveral Royal Red Shrimp, Lobster, Fennel, Saffron, Vanilla Bean Dressing

Arrowood Chardonnay, Sonoma


Citrus Cured Ponce Inlet Cobia Florida Athena Melon, Candied Orange Zest, Local Honey

Arrowood Viognier, “Saralee’s Vineyard”, Sonoma


Roast Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast, Florida Blueberry Compote, Our Garden Lavender, Violet Emulsion

Arrowood Syrah, “Saralee’s Vineyard”, Sonoma


Wild Mushroom Dusted Tenderloin, Florida Wild Mushroom Ragout, House Made Black Pepper Rigatoni, Our Garden Thyme 

Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma


Reservations required   407-872-2332


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