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Dinner With Winemaker Jesse Katz Of The Setting & Aperture

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    Thu, March 23, 2023 (7:00 PM - 9:30 PM)

Wally’s Santa Monica
214 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Cost: $300

Join us at Wally’s Santa Monica for dinner with Jesse Katz, an incredible winemaker who will be sharing bottles from his acclaimed wineries The Setting and Aperture

Jesse was the first winemaker to make the Forbes “30 Under 30” list and was named a “40 Under 40 Tastemaker” by Wine Enthusiast. His experience spans over two decades of harvests learning from the best producers in the world, including Pétrus, Screaming Eagle, Viña Cobos, Bodega Noemia, and more. 

The Setting Winery sources fruit from some of the most prestigious vineyards throughout Napa and Sonoma Valleys, producing Bordeaux varietal wines that express a delicate balance between purity of fruit and the unique nuances of each site. 

Aperture Winery continues Jesse’s mission to find the top cool-climate spots in Sonoma County to champion expressive Bordeaux style wines. Named after the aperture of a camera lens that changes the amount of light a photographer works with, Aperture sheds light on what Bordeaux varieties in the cooler pockets of Sonoma are capable of. 

This exclusive Wally’s dinner will feature pours of Jesse’s incredible wines paired with an exquisite menu developed by Wally’s Executive chef Ryan Kluver: 

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2021 Aperture Chenin Blanc 750mL

First Course: Surf Clam with green garlic, chervil “chowder”

2021 The Setting Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course: Agnolotti with hen’s egg, English peas, truffle pecorino

2019 Aperture Red Blend

Third Course: Tenderloin of cod with fava beans, morels ala crème

2017 Aperture Cabernet Sauvignon Del Rio Vineyard 

2018 Aperture Cabernet Sauvignon Del Rio Vineyard 

Fourth Course: Rabbit with frill mustard, chasseur jus 

2018 The Setting Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 

Fifth Course: Wagyu Sirloin with sprouting broccoli, hook’s cheddar aligot

2019 The Setting Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 

Sixth Course: Brillat Savarin with Harry’s Berries strawberry, basil & pistachio brioche

2019 The Setting Cabernet Sauvignon Rock Pile


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  • los angeles
  • santa monica
  • sonoma
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