A few months ago, Robin Gerber came through town. She’s one of the founding partners of Spotlight brands, who represents some of the most prestigious wineries in California, and while some of the brands they represent come at the price that notoriety commands, some of them are still under the proverbial radar and are consequently a particularly excellent value. You probably won’t recognize these wines, though we served Skinner’s Grenache Blanc for an extended run as a part of our happy hour. In any case, the wines are delish, and Robin will be here again to share with you a wealth of information about them, and we’ll make a night of it. It’s $85 plus tax and gratuity. If you’d like to join us, you can make reservations by calling us at 326-9363 (web and email reservations, as is so often the case with our special events, won’t hold you a place.) If you’re on the fence, maybe this will help you decide. Here’s the menu:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Green apple potato cake, scrambled farm egg, ikura and crème fraiche with a green apple crisp.
2009 Caraccioli Brut Cuvée, Santa Lucia Highlands
Shrimp and pork meatballs with pickled carrots, fresh cilantro and black lava salt.
2015 Smithereens Blanc, El Dorado
Seared Scottish salmon with a morlacco-white pepper glaze, roasted oyster mushrooms and celery root purée.
2010 Caraccioli Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
Braised pork with pickled cherries, eggplant and tomatoes and a white bean cake.
2014 Smithereens Red, El Dorado
Brined and roasted squab with cranberry-rose pumpernickel bread pudding and black tea reduction. Sage garnish.
2013 Skinner Grenache, El Dorado
A little something sweet for dessert
$85 plus tax and gratuity