Bistro 45 Winemaker Dinner Featuring tercero wines and Larry Schaffer

July 23, 2012 (Mon) from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bistro 45
45 South Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

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Cost: $65

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Food     Wine     Sit Down Dinner     Personal Appearance    
Tercero means third in Spanish.  Larry Schaffer, proprietor and wine maker was born on the third of February and he is the father of three beautiful children.  He was on the third floor of the third dorm (Tercero) at U.C. Davis.  Larry went on to make wines at Fess Parker for six years and has moved out on his own now.  We tasted all 12 of his current offerings together recently at a/k/a and, unbelievably, I could have happily purchased nearly all of them.  
     In lieu of nearly taking over our wine list, Larry will instead take over the main dining room at Bistro 45 for a scintillating, sensory, satiating presentation of seven of Tercero's  best, plus five perfectly paired platings by Chef Steven.  (Yes, you will actually taste his 2010 Outlier(Gewurztraminer) flowing first, followed by teams of two wines with each of the next three dishes, finishing off with Steve's Chilled Stone Fruit Souffle for dessert.
     Low production, highest quality fruit showcasing the Larner, Camp 4 and Thompson Vineyards of Santa Barbara.  We hope to fill the restaurant yet again to celebrate both Larry's compelling compendium and summer/life itself!  Please book early.  We have held the price again, with Larry's help, to only $65 per person!

The Menu:
2010 The Outlier

Green Gazpacho

Chilled soup of cucumber, avocado, and green bell peppers; salsa verde and sweet corn


2010 Grenache Blanc and 2011 Mourvedre Rose  

Sashimi of Kona Kampachi

Tomato and watermelon tartare, bread-n-butter pickled melon, strawberry gelee


2008 Cuvee Christie and 2009 Camp 4 Mourvedre 

Sockeye Salmon

Salmon belly croquette, pearl barley puree,

tiny spinach, beets, beurre rouge


2007 Thompson Syrah and 2008 Cuvee Loco (Larner Vineyard)

Roasted Leg of Lamb


Garlicky pommes fourchette, marinated eggplant,

shaved squash, mint, truffle jus



White Peach Souffle Glace

Peach puree and salad, poached blueberries,

lavender milk

7 Wines        5 Courses          6:30 PM            $65 pp