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Join us for the Hahn Family Wines Special Wine Dinner – July 13

When Nick and Gabby Hahn purchased property in Santa Lucia Highlands the land had been the range of cattle, sheep and horses. In 1980, they produced their first wine and later led the charge to establish the Santa Lucia Highlands as an American Vinta Cultural Area. Today they own and sustainably farm 650 acres of estate vineyards and produce great wine under the Hahn, Smith & Hook and Lucienne Vineyards.

Please join us on Thursday, July 13 to enjoy wines from all their vineyards, including four reds that are rated better than 90 points! The 92 point SLH Pinot Noir landed on Wine Spectator’s top 100 and will be sampled beside the 92 rated Lucienne Pinot Noir!

HAHN FAMILY WINES
SPECIAL WINE DINNER
Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 6:30PM
With Aimee Follis, East Coast Manager for Hahn
Cuisine by Executive Chef Simon DeJohn
$99 per person exclusive of Gratuity

HAHN MONTEREY CHARDONNAY’15
 
CRAB & UDON NOODLE SOUP
Citrus Broth, Crab Wonton, Sweet & Sour Apples,
Blood Orange, Baby Bok Choy, Hard Cooked Egg 
 
HAHN SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS SLH PINOT NOIR’14
LUCIENNE SMITH SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR’13
 
WILD BOAR TENDERLOIN
Grilled Fennel & Arugula Salad, Pickled Eggplant, Gruyere Crisp,
Lemon-Tarragon Vinaigrette, Sauce Bordelaise
 
SMITH & HOOK CENTRAL COAST RED BLEND’13
 
PHEASANT BREAST “BLT”
Pheasant Breast, Duck Bacon, Fried Green Tomatoes,
Hydroponic Greens, Herbed Foccacia, Rosemary Mustard, Plum BBQ Glaze 
 
SMITH & HOOK CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON’15
 
SPINALIS (PRIME RIB CAP)
Ancho-Chili Rub, Wild Mushroom Wellingtons, Petite Vegetables,
Peppercorn-Cognac Demi-Glace, Ciopollini-Pimento Marmalade
  
HAHN MONTEREY PINOT GRIS’14
 
STRAWBERRY-LEMONADE PANNA COTTA
Berry Chutney Trio, Grilled Starfruit, Kiwi Crema
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June 16: Moët & Chandon Celebrates 270 Years

The legendary Moët & Chandon is celebrating 270 years as the world’s most loved champagne. 

For over a quarter of a millennium, the renowned French winemaker has been sharing the magic of champagne across the globe. Every glass overflows with the House’s hallmark values of history, generosity, savoir-faire, success, boldness and elegance-values still at the heart of its global appeal. Toward the end of the 18th century, Jean-Remy Moët, grandson of founder Claude Moët, became famous as the man who introduced champagne to the world. The important figures of the era, from the Marquise de Pompadour to Talleyrand to Napoleon quickly fell in love with the House’s effervescent wine. Moët & Chandon was soon the icon of success and elegance that it remains to this day. 

Reserve your spot here!

MOET & CHANDON
SPECIAL CHAMPAGNE DINNER
Friday, June 16, 2017 – 6:30PM
With Moet Hennessy Champagne Specialist, Chris Baggetta
Cuisine by Executive Chef Simon DeJohn
$129 per person exclusive of Gratuity

We’ll be serving:

MOET & CHANDON IMPERIAL BRUT

CAPRESE SKEWERS
Skewered Ciliegini Mozzarella Balls and Gourmet Medley Tomatoes,
Lettuce Rosettes, Poached Pears, Opal Basil, Granny Smith Balsamic Vinegar, Himalayan Sea Salt

MOET & CHANDON VINTAGE BRUT’08

EUROPEAN SEA BASS
White Bouillabaisse, Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Langstino, Charlotte Potatoes, Sauce Rouille

MOET & CHANDON IMPERIAL ROSE

LAMB STUFFED ZUCCHINI
Smoked Gouda, Fire Roasted Pablano Rings, Yellow Mole, Shadea

MOET & CHANDON VINTAGE ROSE’08

BEEF TRIO
Beef Tartare over Petite Greens
Kobe Beef Cheeks on Sweet Potato Pancake
Petite Filet on Lobster Pastry
Carrot-Cauliflower Puree

MOET & CHANDON ICE

DECONSTRUCTED BANANA SPLIT
House Made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Chocolate-Strawberry Semi Fredo, Bananas Foster, Honey-Nut dipped Strawberry, Pinapple-Coconut Salsa

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Etude Special Wine Dinner

ETUDE
SPECIAL WINE DINNER
Thursday, May 18, 2016 – 6:30PM
With Etude Senior Winemaker – Jon Priest
Cuisine by Executive Chef Simon DeJohn
$109 per person excluding tax & gratuity

Please join us on Thursday, May 18 for a very special Etude Wine Dinner.  Established in 1982 Etude is well known for making exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Carneros Region. Senior Winemaker, Jon Priest, who joined Etude in 2005, will be at The Carlton to present his wines.  Jon’s wines are modeled on the very Best of Burgundy but speak clearly of their California Origins. Please join us for what promises to be an exceptional evening – and don’t forget to take a bottle home! All of the wines you sample will be available for purchase. Reserve your spot here!

We’ll be serving:

ETUDE CARNEROS PINOT GRIS’15

GRILLED WATERMELON SALAD
Spicy Onion & Pepita Brioche, Whipped Goat Cheese,
Apple Balsamic Pearls, Black Lava Sea Salt

ETUDE “LYRIC” CHARDONNAY’15
ETUDE “GRACE BENOIST RANCH” CARNEROS ESTATE CHARDONNAY’14

BILLI BI SOUP
Creamy Lobster Polenta, Mussels Rockefeller,
Roast Pepper Coulis, Clam-Chive Baguette, Manchego

ETUDE “GRACE BENOIST RANCH” CARNEROS ESTATE PINOT NOIR’14

VEAL SALTIMBOCCA RAVIOLI
Caramelized Beet Dough, Serrano Jamon, Spring Vegetables,
Mushroom-Pine Nut Duxelles, Lemon-Sage Beurre Blanc

ETUDE “LYRIC” PINOT NOIR’15
ETUDE “HEIRLOOM” CARNEROS ESTATE PINOT NOIR’14

SHORT RIB STUFFED SOFT SHELL CRAB
Cajun Soft Shell, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Tomato-Rock Shrimp Risotto,
Grilled Asparagus, Sauce Foyot

BRIE & RASPBERRY TART
Grilled Peach Compote, Hickory Smoked Almond Brittle, Raspberry Jam

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