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July 13, 2012

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   Starter Sformatini (similar to a souffle) with Heirloom Tomato and Meyer Lemon Relish, house made Pesto and Baby Arugula Salad   1st Course Burrata and Roast Beet Salad with Honey Drizzle   2nd Course Braised Beef served with Roast Wild Vegetables & Potatoes, Caramelized Ramps & Fennel   Dessert 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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  • Elaine 4 years 22 days ago
    Hi. Are you still doing the farm to table? A big group of us are camping at new brighton in 1st week of Oct. and that would be really nice for us to get together as a group for dinner. Are you doing the dinner on Sat. Oct. 4? If so, what is the price per person and what is being served?