Sam’s by the Beach & Gourmet Wine Getaways
A WINEMAKER DINNER
Santa Barbara County, California
Host: Peter D. Kerr, The Wine Consultant
Special Guests: Lane Tanner, Winemaker; Will Henry, Owner
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM
$89 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity
The name Lane Tanner is synonymous with Santa Barbara County and great Pinot Noir (along with other varietals as well). She has been making outstanding wine in the region for 30+ years (she started when she was only 5!). As the first female winemaker in the Central Coast, she worked at Firestone Winery, Hitching Post Winery and had her own label from 1989 until just a few years ago. Lumen represents a new partnership for Lane and an opportunity to continue her love of making great wine. According to Lane, “Lumen is an ode to the old-world style of winemaking with grapes picked at phenolic ripeness instead of high sugars, resulting in wines lower in alcohol”.
Tonight, Lane & Lumen owner Will Henry will be on hand to give us the “inside scoop” from Lumen. We’ll enjoy 2 of Lumen’s outstanding Pinot Noirs plus 3 other great wines that reveal the breadth of Lane’s talents. The culinary team at Sam’s has creatively paired each wine with a gourmet food course designed to bring out the best in the wine (and the food). Join us for what is sure to be a night to remember!
Grilled Swordfish Belly with Fresh Plum dressing
Aged Cheddar Cheese with fresh berries
Baked Date wrapped with Serrano Spanish Ham
2016 Lumen Pinot Gris, Santa Barbara County
Grilled Mediterranean Octopus with wild arugula & fennel
(Topped with green apple & honeydew dressing)
2014 Lumen Chardonnay, Sierra Madre Vineyard
Braised Silkie Chicken Osso Buco-style with Couscous
2014 Lumen Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County
Grilled Lamb Kebob served with Mint Sauce & Roasted Potatoes
2014 Lumen Pinot Noir, Sierra Madre Vineyard
Caramelized Crabapple, lightly salted dark chocolate sauce
2015 Grenache, Santa Barbara County
Freshly brewed Coffee or Tea
Prepaid reservations are essential, as seating is limited. Cancellations will only be accepted up to 48 hours in advance.
Reservations: (310) 230-9100
Sam’s by the Beach: 108 West Channel Road, Santa Monica Canyon, CA 90402-1104
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