Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sommelier Hosted Wine Dinners

2010 WINE DINNERS at Hotel & Café Charlotte
We just love wine-dinners and this series is titled: Quaffing the Coast. In this series we pair owner-chef, Victor's great menus with our favorite Sommelier, Nicole Darracq's, top selections from each of five Coastal Counties: Mendocino, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Monterey and San Louis Obispo! Wines are available for post event purchase and favorites end up on our wine list and on rotation in our tasting room
Quaffing the Coast 3-dates remain, all The 3rd Sunday of the month
       Santa Cruz: February 21st
       Monterey: March 21st
       San Louis Obispo: April 18th
Because we are still early in the process of selecting wineries and wines for 2010 we do not have our menus prepared yet, but you can get an idea of what we did in with earlier menus:

Appetizer Skewers with Andouille Sausage, Grilled Assiago Cheese & Pear
      Paired with Pedroncelli Vineyards, Field Blend, Friends.Red
Harvest Soup: A pureed blend of home grown squash, pumpkins & spices with dollop of fresh cream
       Paired with Dry Creek Vineyards Fume Blanc
Spinach Salad with Hot Pancetta Dressing & Fried Goat Cheese
       Paired with Lake Sonoma Zinfandel
Lamb Loin sliced and topped with a port & black cherry reduction
       Paired with Geyser Peak Merlot
Dessert of a rich black chocolate brownie-cake, slivered almonds and whipped cream
       Paired with Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon

Priced at $64 inclusive to tax and tip, you will find these wine events rival the best of the best offered in SF or any of our California wine regions. Nicole is an entertaining and very knowledgable hostess. Add a room to any of these dinners for $89, including breakfast.  Purchase season tickets for all shows and receive a 12% discount.

Doors open at 6:00 and we start with a happy hour wine and appetizer followed by a sit down dinner hosted by Nicole Darracq.  Individual dinners are priced at $64 per person, inclusive of dinner, wines, tax and tip. Purchase Quaffing the Coast season tickets and receive a 12% discount when purchased together. Guests who also spend the evening with us receive our stay and play room pricing, $89 for a traditional room or 20% off larger rooms. 

We hope to see you here. You can call us to make reservations, 209-962-6455 or you can book online be sure to let us know in the comments section that you are joining us for the wine dinner package. See you soon!

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