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Cost: 5-Course Wine Dinner $100/person (excludes tax & 18% gratuity)
Please join us for an evening featuring Lake County wines with 93+ point scores!
For our October dinner, we're excited to announce our first dinner featuring Hawk + Horse Vineyards in Lake County! We've selected a fantastic lineup of wines that will showcase 5 different selection, ALL 5 of which boast 93+ point scores from Wine Enthusiast! Lake County, particularly Red Hills, which these wines hail from, has gained quite a bit of acclaim in recent years. Located about 30 miles north of Calistoga, the region is known for its volcanic soils. Equal parts knowledgeable and entertaining, co-owner, Mitch Hawkins will be joining us for the evening to share his wines and the Hawk and Horse story. Daily vineyard operations are managed by Mitch, who has become a respected authority on biodynamics in the vineyard. Hawk and Horse is family endeavor. Production is small and they are self-distributed. Wines are crafted by consulting winemaker, Dr, Richard Peterson. Peterson is one of Napa's most renown winemakers, a true forefather dating back to E & J Gallo in the 50's. He is known for putting Beaulieu Vineyard on the map, as well as Atlas Peak, where he notably planted the initial 450 acres of in its volcanic soils. You might also recognize him as the first consulting winemaker for Screaming Eagle, (later taken over by his daughter, Heidi Barret). You won't want to miss this memorable evening of wine, food and conversation from both Mitch and Chef Erin!
* Please note, this dinner will take place on the second floor in loft space. A flight of low-rise stairs is the only way to access the seated dinner area.
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. Please see below for additional dinner details and a registration link.
Wine + Dinner Menu:
2019 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Block Three Cabernet Sauvignon
Country French Bread Topped with Grilled Chicken Breast, Wild Mushroom + Roasted Chestnut Brandy Cream Sauce and Minced Chive
2019 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Petite Sirah
Fennel Pork Sausage, Caramelized Leek, Brown Butter Fennel and Ricotta Quiche on Baby Spinach with Caramelized Onion Bechamel
2019 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Cabernet Franc
Aromatics Brined Pork Chop Stuffed with Spiced Pork Jowl + Roasted Potato Served atop Sauteed Spinach in Pepita Cream Sauce
2019 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Petit Verdot
Rosemary Lamb Confit with Aged Balsamic Glaze served with Caramelized Eggplant Puree and Roasted Baby Potatoes + Braised Radishes
2014 Hawk and Horse Vineyards "Latigo" Cabernet Franc Dessert Wine
Almond Cheesecake with Chocolate Cookie + Pecan Crust Topped with Chef Erin’s Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam Drizzle and Fresh Raspberries
5-Course Wine Dinner $100 (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)