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Cost: 5-Course Wine Dinner $90/person (excludes tax & 18% gratuity)
An intimate wine dinner featuring an exceptional line up from winemaker Paul Johnson and Smokescreen labels!
We're very excited to announce our seasonal return to North County Wine Company in San Marcos! For our August dinner, we'll be featuring a fantastic line up of wines from Smokescreen. This winery is a second label is made by winemaker Paul Johnson. Smokescreen was created in 2008, in response to a slack economy, when consumers certainly still drink wine but are looking for lower cost options. As we find ourselves in a similar predicament once again, we are looking forward to showing guests some value driven options. Though the winery resides in Napa, wines are sourced from a variety of other viticultural areas, many of which will be represented during the dinner. Cathryn Vanettes will be joining us from the distributor to discuss each wine and share insights. Chef Erin has crafted a regional pairing for each wine. You won't want to miss this fantastic evening of wine, food and conversation.
Please note, this will be an outdoor event, a light sweater or 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. Please see below for additional dinner details and a registration link.
Wine + Dinner Menu:
2021 Smokescreen Suisun Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Whipped Mascarpone + Chevre filled Pastry Cup topped with Dried Lavender and Macadamia Nut Honey
2020 Smokescreen North Coast Chardonnay
Golden Beet + Watermelon Salad with Shaved Black Pepper Toscana, Aged White Balsamic Drizzle, Toasted Pepitas and Arugula
2018 Smokescreen Russian River Pinot Noir
Broiled Steelhead Trout with Chef Erin’s Maple Bourbon Bacon Glaze with Fresh English Pea Puree and Spice Roasted Heirloom Carrots
2020 Smokescreen The Chemist Paso Robles Red Blend
Tomato + Spice Simmered Pork Shoulder on Minced Arugula + Wild Mushroom Lebanese Couscous served in Sauce Tomat and topped with Scallion Crema
2016 Smokescreen Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Braised Pot Roast in Red Wine Reduction Demi Glace served with Cream Cheese + Chive Mashed Red Skins and Sauteed Squash with Golden Cherry Tomatoes
5-Course Wine Dinner $90 (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)