Monsoon East header

Mark Ryan Winery + Sleight of Hand Cellars Wine Dinner


We are thrilled to welcome local winemakers Mark McNeilly of Mark Ryan Winery and Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars for an exclusive wine dinner on Wednesday, May 7.

Mark and Trey will also be launching the highly anticipated Idle Hands, a new wine from the Under Ground Wine Project at the dinner. A joint collaboration, the winery produced just a 100 cases of its first wine in 2007. The wine flew out of the winery, and they were eager to team up again. Only 700 cases of the 2012 vintage were produced, and they expect them to sell just as quickly. The dinner will provide an opportunity to taste the wine and see the beautiful label designed by a Milanese calligrapher.

Both winemakers will be on hand to talk wine and enjoy the spectacular menu created by the Sophie & Eric. This is sure to be a lively, educational, and delicious evening!

The Menu

Amuse Bouche:

Crispy Saigon Shrimp Ball with dill aioli and salmon roe

Sleight of Hand 2013 Magician’s Assistant Cab Franc Rosé

First Course:

Watercress Salad with asparagus, soft-boiled egg, pickled bean sprout, crispy mung bean, and tamarind vinaigrette

Mark Ryan 2013 Viognier

Second Course:

Mi Quang, a classic turmeric noodle dish from central Vietnam, with duck & chicken confit, caramelized shrimp, and roasted peanut

Sleight of Hand 2012 Conjurer Red Blend

Third Course:

Local Oysters & Braised Lan-Roc Farm Pork with coconut water, butter lettuce, Chinese chives, and pickled hon-shimeji mushroom

Mark Ryan 2012 Dissident Red Blend

Fourth Course:

Niman Ranch 75-Day Dry Aged New York Strip Steak with roasted maitake mushroom and Red Boat fish sauce butter

Mark Ryan 2011 Wild Eyed Syrah

Mark Ryan & Sleight of Hand Duo Project Idle Hands Syrah

Fifth Course:

Red Bean Happiness Dumpling & Panna Cotta with sweet ginger soup and caramelized kumquat.

Sleight of Hand 2013 The Magician Riesling


Dinner begins at 6:30pm at Monsoon in Bellevue. The cost is $145/person. Seating is limited and tickets are required; they can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets

Follow Us

Monsoon Newsletter

Signup for our monthly newsletter and get the latest news about special events, wine dinners and new menu items. We will not share your address with anyone.