"Every empty bottle is filled with a great story." -Anonymous

When Meghan Vergara presented us with an opportunity to work with Martin Reyes, the first Master of Wine of Mexican descent with a prolific background in the wine industry, we of course said "Yes!".

Immediately, our kitchen team, with the help of Meghan, put together a tantalizing menu that would pair perfectly with each featured wine for our Wine Makers Dinner.

Featuring Peter Paul Wines

To get things started, we kicked the evening off with a Novecento Sparkling Wine paired with our Cauliflower Crostini, Filet Crostini, Stuffed Jalapeño, and Shrimp Cocktail appetizers.

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Filet Crostini
Stuffed Jalapeño
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Shrimp Cocktail

By this time, our guests were ready to dive into dinner. Up first, we served a 2017 Peter Paul Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay paired with our spring beet salad dressed in a sweet lemon vinaigrette.

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Spring Beet Salad

For the main course, our almond crusted and pan seared halibut placed over polenta cake and fiddleheads and topped with a citrus beurre blanc created the perfect balance paired with the 2016 Peter Paul Gravenstein Highway Pinot Noir.

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Almond crusted and pan seared halibut over polenta cake and fiddleheads topped with a citrus beurre blanc.

No dinner is complete without dessert! For this, we paired a 2016 Masters Blend Proprietary Red Blend with our delectable flourless chocolate cake with a blueberry compote.

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Flourless chocolate cake with blueberry compote.

Guests were entertained and laughing throughout the night as Martin shared his anecdotes and knowledge about the featured wines.

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To top off the evening, guests enjoyed a final glass of Lustau "East India" Solera Sherry, ending our 2019 Wine Makers Dinner.

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The dinner was a success! What an honor it was to work with both Meghan and Martin Reyes! Cheers!


Catering: Feast on This

Wine Sommelier: Veritas Consultants

Master of Wine: Martin Reyes

Wine Supplier: Peter Paul Wines

Photographer: Culinary Shots

Rentals: Raphael’s