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Earth Day Food & Wine Festival- April 17th
The Earth Day Food & Wine Festival is one of the most popular local festivals of the year and we are excited to be participating again. Please join us for an afternoon of education, food and wine.
Where We Be, Vol. 2
Friday, May 1st: “Roll Out the Barrels”
Edna Valley Vineyards
We will provide a four-course French country theme inspired menu. This is an intimate dinner featuring some of their very best wines. Please call Tina to make your reservations 805.544.5855 ext 42
$85 per person
includes entry to Saturday’s celebration
A taste of the menu…
- Trio of Appetizers
- Seared Diver Scallops with Tarragon- Shallot Beurre Blanc
- Duck Breast with Warm Mushroom and Arugula Salad
- Filet of Beef Au Poivre with Caramelized Shallots, Sweet Potato Cake, Summer Vegetable Saute
- Pain Perdu with Fresh Berries
Friday, May 15th: “Wine Festival Dinner”
Join us on top of their gorgeous Westside vineyard for an incredible, multiple course dinner paired perfectly with Opolo wines. Soak in the amazing view of the Westside vineyard while you sip their fantastic wine. Dance under the stars to live jazz music. Does it get any better than this?
Dinner starts at 6:00 pm
$90/Club Members, $110/Non-Member or call us make your reservations! (805) 238-9593
A taste of the menu…
- Saffron Shrimp and Crab Cake with Chipotle Creme Fraiche and Citrus Dressed Baby Greens
- Pancetta and Sage Wrapped Local White Sea-bass over Herbed Couscous
- Grass-Fed Filet, Balsamic Red Onion and Tomato Marmalade, Arugula, and Sweet Potato Cake
- Cardamom Spiced Plum Compote with Ricotta Sorbet
Our Peeps at Pianetta
Reason #183 why this is the best job in the world: Grandma Alice.
At Pianetta Winery’s “Taking Flight” event our menu paired some hearty small-bites with some of their delicious reserve wines. If you get a chance, try some of Pianetta’s award winning wines at their tasting room in downtown Paso. Guests enjoyed an evening of hospitality provided by Caitlin, Angie and the whole lovely Pianetta “family.” Those of us in the kitchen were treated to Grandma Alice. A sprite and charming woman of 75 or so, Grandma Alice stuffed us with her addictive biscotti, shared 100 year old Italian recipes, and told us tales from her days as a young girl. How adorable are Chef Hope and Grandma Alice here pouring over an old recipe?
More photos from Trumpet Vine’s amateur photographer.
Peppered Beef Tenderloin, Chevre, Baby Arugula and Sweet Potato Cake
Heaven in "Hell's Kitchen"
Yes, that “Hell’s Kitchen!” Chef Gordon Ramsay, film crew, and the current contestants from the popular Fox television show visited our beloved Paso Robles on Monday. Go Paso! Hosted by the lovely folks at Meridian Vineyards, contestants were filmed during a wine blending seminar in their gianormous Barrel Chai. Following the demonstration, we provided a “Rewards” dinner buffet for everyone. Chef Ramsay was very warm and gracious. I nearly swallowed my tongue when he asked “What are we having?”
Apparently, female chefs are few and far between in the UK. He seemed impressed that not one, but TWO females were responsible for preparing the group’s meal. High five ladies! Thank you to my dear Corinne from Panacea Event Floral Designfor providing a calm presence and help with styling our buffet presentation. Corinne’s hilarious take on it all can be found in the Whimsey Files.