Local Event Premier Host
Cost: 5-Course Wine Dinner $95/person (excludes tax & 18% gratuity)
Don't miss an exciting evening featuring fantastic small-production wines!
We are very excited to announce our next dinner series! We'll feature three evenings in a row, including an evening at our Mission/Pacific Beach location, Drift Cafe! For our June series, we're thrilled to announce a fantastic line up of 5 small production wines from Paso Robles' Lone Madrone. Starting out in 1996 as a single cabernet side-project for Neil Collins (while leading the winemaking at Tablas Creek), Lone Madrone has exponentially grown. Teaming up with his sister, Jackie Meisinger in 2003, the winery has continued to see steady growth and acclaim over the past 20 years. Though Neil continues his winemaking and vineyard management rolls at Tablas Creek, family reinforcements have allowed for Lone Madrone to keep its trajectory. After growing up in the wine world, both Neil and Jackie's children are now involved in the day to day operations of the winery. Lucas Meisinger, Lone Madrone's National Sales Representative, will be joining us for the evening to share his family's exceptional wines and discuss the winery's storied past. To showcase these wines, Chef Erin has created an elevated, seasonal pairing menu. You won't want to miss this memorable evening of wine, food and conversation!
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:
2022 Lone Madrone “Points West” Holmstead Vineyard Rose
Lemon Zest + Basil Baked Ricotta in Phyllo Cups with Golden Tomato and Saffron Syrup Drizzle
2020 Lone Madrone “Points West” Red Rhone Blend
Roasted Vegetable Mélange, Chopped Arugula and Brown Lentils with Lebanese Couscous topped with Herbed Crumbled Chevre, Toasted Pecan and Pomegranate
2019 Lone Madrone Bailey Ranch Klau Mine Vineyard Zinfandel
Caramelized Leek + Pureed Fresh English Pea Risotto topped with Thyme Roasted Chicken Thigh Confit, Roasted Beet Puree, Bacon Crumble, Fennel Pollen and Scallion.
2018 Lone Madrone "The Dodd" Klau Mine Vineyard Red Blend
Bacon Wrapped Center Pork Loin topped with Broiled Gorgonzola, Fresh Thyme and Crushed Blueberry and Served with Garlic Sauteed Zucchini, Bok Choy and Spinach
2017 Lone Madrone "Bollo" Glenrose Vineyard Nebbiolo
Pully Red Wine + Rosemary Braised Lamb Shank on Caramelize Eggplant + Romano Creamy Polenta with Chimichurri Drizzle, Cumin Crema Drizzle and Micro Greens.
5-Course Wine Dinner $95/person (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)