Local Event Premier Host
Cost: 5-Course Winemaker Dinner $130 (Includes Tax & 18% Gratuity)
The return of local wine dinners, just in time for the holiday weekend!
Please join us for our return to local winery dinners! Postponed for the past two years due to covid, Chef Erin is very excited to announce this unique experience focused on our local wineries and vineyards. Enjoy wine selections from our award winning local wineries while taking in the sights of the winery, vineyards and surrounding areas where the wines are produced. This is a fantastic way to enjoy the full romance of winemaking and cultivation. Owners/winemakers will join us for these events to present their creations and share their vision of what making wine in San Diego County means to them.
For our first dinner we are pleased to be working with Altipiano Winery in East Escondido. Winemaker and owner Denise Clarke creates beautiful wines with an Italian varietal focus. In addition to growing her own vines, she also sources grapes from other areas of San Diego County and a few other special California vineyards she has been working with for many years. Denise has created a wine paradise in the Eastern part of Escondido. Atop a vista, overlooking the valley and her own vineyard, you'll find non-stop views and lush garden areas. This dinner will be held on her well-appointed patio, which comfortably seats 40 guests. You won't want to miss this fantastic evening of wine, food and conversation.
* Please note, this dinner will take place outside on a covered patio. Though there are heaters, a light jacket is recommended.
Each selection will be paired with its own wine inspired dinner course, prepared by Chef Erin Sealy. Chef Erin specializes in pairing food with wine, with a slightly different approach than most. Prior to creating a menu, each wine is tasted and reviewed and then she creates a food pairing, highlighting the nuances of each wine. This concept creates a dinner and pairing experience with layers of complexity and unique creations which exemplify the enjoyment of each wine. With a passion for food and wine, Chef Erin delights attendees with a detailed account of the pairing concept and cooking techniques that create each course. Expect a fabulous evening of wine, food and educational insights! Seating is limited.
Wine + Dinner Menu:
2021 Altipiano California Arneis
Puff Pastry Cup filled with Sauteed Shrimp + Bay Scallops in Ginger Lime Beurre Blanc and Topped with Micro Cilantro
2018 Altipiano California Primitivo
Baby Greens with Lebanese Couscous, Caramelized Eggplant and Thyme Zucchini in Roasted Vegetable Pesto Topped with Fresh Burrata Wedge and Bacon Crumble
2018 Altipiano California Sangiovese
Ground Lamb, Chicken and Pistachio Kofta Meatballs with Grilled Squash, Sauteed Mushroom + Baby Arugula Mélange Topped with Feta + Marinated Artichoke Pesto. Served on Chimichurri + White Bean Hummus with Fresh Naan
2018 Altipiano San Diego County Barbera
Tomato + Spice Simmered Pork Shoulder on Caramelized Shallot + Romano Soft Polenta served in Sauce Tomat and topped with Scallion Crema and Micro Greens
2018 Altipiano California Petite Sirah
Chef Erin’s Dark Chocolate Soft Brittle with Dried Mission Fig, Toasted Pecan, Espresso Bean, Pretzel Pieces, Black Pepper, Nutmeg and Sea Salt
5-Course Winemaker Dinner $130 (Includes Tax & 18% Gratuity)