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See smaller The Marriott pulled out all stops on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.

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The Marriott pulled out all stops on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.

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  • The Marriott pulled out all stops on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.
  • Winemaker Simon Fell expounds on the wines being served. The Marriott pulled out all stops  on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.
  • Winemaker Simon Fell expounds on the wines being served. The Marriott pulled out all stops on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.
  • The Marriott team works to finish the dessert of chocolate mousse with praline crunch. The hotel pulled out all stops  Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.
  • Chocolate mousse with praline crunch is the sweet ending. The Marriott pulled out all stops on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.
  • Linda and Richard RInaldi enjoy a glass of pinot noir. The Marriott pulled out all stops on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.
  • Paired with a Taylors Pass pinot noir, the entree was rack of venison. The Marriott pulled out all stops Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.
  • Deanna Caniff savors the aroma of a cabernet. The Marriott pulled out all stops Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.
  • A passion fruit granita serves to cleanse the palate. The Marriott pulled out all stops Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.
  • The Marriott's Director of Restaurants Youssef Oualidi lifts his glass. The hotel pulled out all stops Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.
  • Winemaker Simon Fell expounds on the wines being served. The Marriott pulled out all stops Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, for its Villa Maria Wine Dinner, a five-course meal complemented by wine selections from the New Zealand winery.

Marco Marriott’s Kurrents restaurant hosted a dinner Wednesday evening, pairing wines from New Zealand’s Villa Maria winery with five courses of gourmet dishes. Villa Maria’s winemaker Simon Fell flew in from Auckland as guest of honor, and shared his insights into the wines as the 60 or so diners sampled the fruits of his labor.

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