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Cost: 5-Course Winemaker Dinner $85/person (excludes tax & 18% gratuity)
An intimate winemaker dinner featuring an exceptional line up of wines from Lodi!
We are very excited to announce our next winemaker dinner at Drift Café in Mission Beach! Please join us for a fantastic evening, featuring fantastic wines from Oak Farm Winery in Lodi! Winemaker, Marilia Nimis will be joining us for the evening to share and discuss each wine selection and the rich family history of the winery. This very special dinner will focus on small production wines and Italian varietals which excel in the Lodi area. In addition to their flagship Super Tuscan blend, Raffaele, we'll also pour a few other wines perfect for the warmer weather. 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.
Wine + Dinner Menu:
2021 Oak Farm Lodi Fiano
Puff Pastry Cup filled with Sauteed Shrimp + Bay Scallop in Ginger Lime Beurre Blanc and Topped with Micro Cilantro
2021 Oak Farm Lodi Grenache Rose
Flash Sauteed White Shrimp and Strawberry Salad with Shaved Fennel + Pollen, Fresh Basil and Cannellini Beans Topped with Black Pepper-Anise Granola and Basil Hazelnut Pesto
2019 Oak Farm Lodi Barbera
Spice Rubbed Slow Roasted Pork Belly in Pomegranate Glaze with Endive, Fennel and Pomegranate Salad Dressed in Fresh Chimichurri with Chef Erin's Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam + Goat Cheese Crostini
2018 Oak Farm Raffaele Estate Super Tuscan Blend
Chef Erin's Shi Shi Taco with Spice Rubbed Brisket, Blackened Portobello, Caramelized Red Onion, Horseradish Spiked Goat Cheese, Baby Arugula, Crispy Onion in Green Chile Corn + Flour Tortilla
2018 Oak Farm Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel
Chef Erin's Dark Chocolate Soft Brittle with Toasted Almond, Dried Wild Blueberry, Kettle Chip Pieces, Crispy Brownie Pieces, Dried Rosemary, Black Pepper and Sea Salt
5-Course Winemaker Dinner $85 (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)