Chaminade Farm to Table Dinners Provide the Ideal Summer’s Eve Setting
The perfect way to spend a summer evening has been discovered…revealed at the Chaminade Resort and Spa Farm to Table Wine Dinner. It seems only right to share the recipe, so blend these ingredients and enjoy.
Make a reservation for the next outdoor dinner, boasting unsurpassed views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. to attend the wine reception with unique passed hors d’oeurves. Make friends with guests from Santa Cruz and beyond and secure your space at the outdoor banquet table on the terrace patio. At 6:30 join your new friends for a five course dinner, endless local wine and a farm goodie bag. Everything served is locally sourced and farmers and winemakers are on hand to talk about the fruits of their harvest.
Watch the sun set, then take pleasure in a rising moon, creating the setting for a magical evening. These seasonal dinners offer a feast of the senses, not only for an unparalleled view, but for fresh, local ingredients elegantly presented by Executive Chef Beverlie Terra and Nick Church - Executive Sous Chef.
The June 29 Farm-to-Table Wine Dinner featured locally produced grass-fed beef, vegetables, fruit, flowers and honey from Corralitos. A Santa Cruz mountain winery provided a Blanc de Blanc sparkler and several red wines, including a rare 2003 Estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon from Saratoga.
Menu on Jun 29, 2012:
Hors d’oeuves reception
Bison Burger Slider with Fried Quail Egg and Blue Cheese Crisp
Beet Soup with Candied Apple Relish and Mint
English Pea and Meyer Lemon on Grilled Crostini
Radishes with Anchovy Butter
Pork Belly Asian Style with Radish Shred
Bone marrow with Chimichurri Sauce
Sformatini (similar to a souffle) with Heirloom Tomato and Meyer Lemon Relish, house made Pesto and Baby Arugula Salad
Burrata and Roast Beet Salad with Honey Drizzle
Braised Beef served with Roast Wild Vegetables & Potatoes,
Caramelized Ramps & Fennel
Lavender Honey Goat Cheese Cake with Blueberries, served with dollop of honeycomb
In attendance was art conservator Chris Kenney, who was impressed not only with the cuisine, but the impeccable wait staff. “Our server Josiah was friendly, attentive and anticipatory of our every need,” he said.
Upcoming dinners are on July 20, August 10, August 31, September 14 and October 5.
On Aug 31, enjoy the charismatic Richard Alfaro’s wines from the Corralitos Wine Trail. The grand finale of the series on Oct 5 features Loma Prieta Winery’s multiple Platinum and Gold Medal winning Pinotage, Burrell School’s Cabernet
Franc and Poetic Cellars Mourvedre, plus Ballad, a Bordeaux Blend. Wine marketing expert Laura Ness says, “This is the best chance to experience top scoring Pinots from a recent Wine Enthusiast tasting, as well as the signature wines from each winery.”
Cost: $80 per person - tax & gratuity additional
Reservations required - Call 831.475.5600 in advance to reserve
Chaminade Resort and Spa
1 Chaminade Lane
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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