Peggy Fleming and Fleming Jenkins Vineyard & Winery Bring Olympic Spirit to Resort at Squaw Creek
‘Skate and Taste’ Event and Winemaker’s Dinner Slated
Olympic Valley, Calif. – Olympic gold medalist Peggy Fleming returns to Resort at Squaw Creek for two exceptional events on January 15, during Squaw Valley USA’s Olympic Heritage Celebration which takes place January 8-17. In addition to being a legendary Olympian and top figure skating commentator, Fleming owns the award-winning Fleming Jenkins Vineyard & Winery with her husband, Dr. Greg Jenkins, who is the company’s winemaker. On January 15, a “skate and taste” event for $20 per person will showcase a couple of the winery’s creations and allow guests the rare opportunity to skate with Peggy Fleming on Resort at Squaw Creek’s ice rink. Later that evening, a winemaker’s dinner in the resort’s signature restaurant, Six Peaks Grille, featuring the culinary work of Chef de Cuisine Chad Shrewsbury, will pair several of Fleming Jenkins Vineyard & Winery vintages with gourmet dishes. An exclusive Chef’s Table seating with a five-course dinner, at a table with Peggy Fleming and Dr. Greg Jenkins takes place at 7:30 PM in the private dining room, and is offered at $250; a four-course winemaker’s dinner is offered in the main dining room for $95 per person. Prices are plus tax and gratuity.
The five-course menu, which will be served at the Chef’s Table with Peggy Fleming, includes:
Cauliflower Puree, Brown Butter,
Eucalyptus Oil Migas Crumb, Parmesan Crisp
*Fleming Jenkins Victories, Rosé, 2008
Spiced Apple and Cinnamon Bellini,
Kiwi Amber, Current Caviar, Cranberry Air
*Fleming Jenkins Black Ridge, Syrah, 2007
Japanese Pumpkin Ravioli,
Pumpkin Pie Shooter, Popcorn Shoots
*Fleming Jenkins Madden Ranch, Syrah, 2007
Dried Prosciutto, Quail Egg,
Potato Trio, Sauce Béarnaise
*Jenkins Vineyard Chardonnay, 2008
Lamb Lolly Pop
Spherical Olives, Tomato Compote,
Garlic, Red Wine Reduction
*Choreography, Cabernet Blend, 2005
Dessert Demonstration with Liquid Nitrogen
Chef de Cuisine, Chad Shrewsbury
*Rosenblum Cellars, Chocolate Infused Port
The four-course dinner, which will be served in the main dining room, includes:
Cauliflower Cream, Carrot Reduction,
Micro Intensity Salad
*Jenkins Vineyard Chardonnay
Butternut Squash Soup
Candy Cane Syrup, Crème Fraîche
Seared Foie Gras, Truffle Fingerling Potatoes, Asparagus, Oxtail Demi Glace
*Désirée, Rosenblum Cellars, Chocolate Infused Port
Fleming, who began skating at the age of nine, won gold at the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble, France. A significant moment in history, hers was the only gold medal won by the United States that year. The victory was also particularly sweet because it signaled a resurgence in U.S. figure skating following the 1961 airplane tragedy in Belgium in which the entire U.S. Figure Skating Team was killed in a crash. Fleming has to her credit five U.S. titles, three World titles and the gold medal from the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble, France. She has a long history with Squaw Valley. Prior to the 1960 Olympics, Fleming had competed and won, at age eleven, the Pacific Coast Juvenile Girls Competition at Blyth Arena in Squaw Valley, which was the venue for figure skating events during the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Fleming Jenkins Vineyard & Winery, which began in 1999, operates a tasting room in Los Gatos, California. Fleming and Jenkins first produced Chardonnay wine and now sell several varieties of wine, including a Syrah from grapes grown by friend, sports announcer John Madden. Part of the proceeds from their Victories Rosé are donated to support breast cancer research. Fleming Jenkins wines are offered in Resort at Squaw Creek’s Six Peaks Grille.
For reservations call 530.581.6621.
The resort’s ski-in, ski-out chairlift to Squaw Valley USA provides quick access to more than 4,000 acres of terrain served by an extensive network of 33 lifts including North America’s only Funitel and the world-famous KT-22 Express lift. Visitors also can enjoy a host of other activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sled tours, horse-drawn sleigh rides and an on-property ice skating rink. Plus, the property’s on-site ski shop provides ski and snowboard rentals, expert boot fitting, lift tickets for purchase and complimentary ski lockers.
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