Food & Beverage
July 12, 2018

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino To Host Orin Swift Wine Pairing Dinner

Thursday, August 23, 2018

In its new location adjacent to Hard Rock Event Center, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at the AAA Four Diamond-rated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood will host an exclusive Orin Swift Wine Dinner on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by Council Oak’s culinary team led by Executive Chef Brian Doyle. Each course will be paired with wine selections from the premier Napa Valley winery, Orin Swift Cellars. Hosted by E. & J. Gallo’s Luxury Consultant Stanley Gross, the night will begin with a welcome reception at 6:30 p.m. in the restaurant’s intimate bar and lounge, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The event is priced at $175 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).

Seating is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 954-316-2900. Additional information can be found at

Full menu with drink pairings below:

Welcome Reception

Scallop Crudo                

Pickled Anjou Pear, Cactus Pear

Foie Gras

Quince, Pistachio

Orin Swift “Blank Stare” Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, California 2016

Orin Swift “Abstract” Grenache/Syrah/Petite Syrah, California 2016             

 First Course

Vanilla Poached Halibut

Red Lentils, Cape Gooseberries, Almond

Orin Swift “Mannequin” Chardonnay, California 2015

Second Course


Sunchokes, Farro, Huckleberry

Orin Swift “Slander” Pinot Noir, California 2016

Main Course

Choice of:

Dry Aged New York Strip

Candy Striped Beets, Cannellini Bean, Onion Scapes

Orin Swift “Mercury Head” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California 2015



Braised Leg, Grano Arso Pappardelle, Prosciutto Roulade, Pistachio

Orin Swift “Papillon” Cab Sauv/Merlot/Cab Franc/Petit Verdot/Malbec, Napa Valley, California 2014


Milk Chocolate Mousse

Amarena Cherry Compote, Caramel Feuilletine

Orin Swift “Machete” Petite Syrah/Syrah/Grenache, California 2015

Council Oak is located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at One Seminole Way in Hollywood, Florida. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with live entertainment in the bar nightly. Telephone: 800-937-0010;