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- September 18, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
- Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
The first-ever “Rock Steady” Bien Nacido winemakers’ dinner will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe located at 2879 Grand Avenue in downtown Los Olivos. Café owners Sam and Shawnda Marmorstein are pleased to announce that three of Santa Barbara County’s winemaking elite will be pouring their specially paired Bien Nacido vineyard-designate wines with a six-course meal created by Café Chef Chris Joslyn.
Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat, Bob Lindquist of Qupe and Trey Fletcher of Bien Nacido Estate will share their four decades of winemaking artistry. Bien Nacido vineyard traces its roots back to the year 1837 when a Spanish land grant of some two square leagues was made to Tomas Olivera by Juan Bautista Alvarado, then Gobernador of Alta California, covering nearly 9,000 acres ranging upward to the San Rafael Mountains from the Santa Maria Mesa, which bordered the Sisquoc and Cuyama Rivers.
“We will learn the soul of the soil of Bien Nacido vineyard from the men who have captured it in their bottles,” remarked Shawnda Marmorstein “Our chef Chris Joslyn has created an amazing menu to complement this first-ever event.”
Chef Joslyn’s 6-course gourmet menu (subject to change based upon new inspirations)
currently includes an appetizer of Scallop & Lobster Terrine, Trout Roe and Herb Salad; a delicious blend of Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumber, Ricotta Salata and Beet Gazpacho; a course with Seared Barramundi, Potato-Cauliflower Risotto and Leek Coulis; entrees of Seared Duck Breast, Farro, Duck Confit, Red Cabbage & Cranberry Duck Jus and Roasted Filet Mignon, “Sheppard’s Pie” Braised Short Ribs, Crisp Mashed Potatoes, Broccolini topped with Bordelaise followed by a Fresh Artisan Cheese course accompanied by Pistachio-Currant Paste, Fruits and Crostini.
Seating is limited and reservations are required in advance. The price is $125 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Call 805-688-7265 ext. 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats or onlinehttp://www.buysantabarbarawine.com/Our-Events/
About The Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe: The Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe is also the winner of the coveted 2013Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence”— one of only 878 restaurants in the world that received this coveted ‘two wine glass’ award. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s wine country at 2879 Grand Avenue in downtown Los Olivos, the casual yet elegant Café (as seen in the 2004 award-winning movie SIDEWAYS) serves fresh, local wine-friendly cuisine for lunch and dinner daily from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM. The Wine Merchant features over 500 local and international vintages and is the exclusive distributor of owner Sam Marmorstein’s Bernat Wines. For more information, call 805-688-7265 or visit www.LosOlivosCafe.com or www.BuySantaBarbaraWine.com
805-688-7265 ext. 203