Upcoming Wine Dinners: 9/30
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Wine Dinners at
Napa Wines and French Champagne with Eric Rothchild
Saturday, September 30th @ 6pm
We are honored to have Eric Rothchild joining us for our wine dinner on September 30 – yes, a Saturday night! Eric splits time among France, his home in Florida where he “moonlights” as an ophthalmic surgeon, Utah where he has a second home, and Napa where he owns Tayson Pierce Wines.
While not the winemaker per se, he is the visionary who guides Tayson Pierce Wines in Napa and Eric Philippe Champagne in Ecuil, France, as well as serving as consultant on the wines/champagnes thanks to his degree in Winemaking and Viticulture from UC Davis.
We will enjoy a start and a finish to the night with his fine champagnes, and tour his California wines through the middle of the evening. John will have a chance to cook both French and Californian on this memorable night.
We hope you can join us for an exhilarating evening with some exceptional wines. Wines with the Napa and French Champagne pedigree don’t come cheap, but the price of admission will buy you a superb late summer Saturday night of joy.
6 Courses - $235 per person, includes tax and gratuity.
Note, choose the ASAP option on the first screen and then on the actual menu page click on the Wine Dinner tab to sign up. Choose your desired wine dinner to reserve your spot(s).
A Taste From
Wine Dinners Past
Paula Kornell and Her Bubbles
Sunday, August 27th @ 5pm-7pm
Our great friend Maggie Heile and I came up with a fun version of our normal wine dinner format, where we enjoyed a cocktail party for 2 hours, starting with a Bubbles Cocktail, followed by straight bubbles (both a Brut and a Blanc de Noirs), paired with appetizer style fare, perfect for a late August Sunday evening event. Winemaker Paula Kornell joined us for the fun.
Summer in France
Wednesday August 2nd, 2023
With the help of veteran wine purveyor Roland Hermann and our local expert Jimmy Kofoed, we toured French wines from fine champagne to Bordeaux Reds to Sauternes. This list of extraordinary wines gave John a chance to bring out some of his adoration for French summer foods. Roland is an astute and inspiring speaker who stirred our souls with his words and his wines.
Indigenous Varietal Wines of Italy: North to South
Tuesday July 18th, 2023
We ‘traveled' across Italy top to bottom and even ventured over to the island of Sardinia with the help of native Italian Stephanie Cuadra, a winemaker and educator who curate an especially educational and fun evening. It offered quite a panorama of indigenous varietals (some of which are especially rare) and all highly gastronomic wines which inspired John with delicious Italian food pairings. We also had a dessert wine course for this one, so again 7 full courses.
Santa Barbara, CA
Wednesday June 28th, 2023
Winemaker Stephen Searle and our local expert Cam Mercer took us through the wines while John paired with elegant California cuisine. There was a great range of varietals including Chardonnay, Roussanne and Viognier, Syrah and Grenache, and a tasty late harvest wine to finish. Yup, that’s seven full courses.