Costa de Oro Winemaker Dinner at Cantalini's

Playa del Rey, California

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Featuring the wines of

Costa de Oro Winery

Santa Maria, CA

Host: Peter D. Kerr, Gourmet Wine Getaways’ Wine Consultant
Special Guest: Owner/Winemaker Gary Burk

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM
$85 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Gary Burk enjoyed a life-changing dinner 30 years ago. He shared a meal in Santa Maria with Au Bon Climat’s Jim Clendenen and Dominique Lafon of Domaine des Comtes Lafon.  After that dinner, Gary was hooked… on wine!  Funny what a great glass of Meursault will do!  Jim invited Gary to work at ABC the following harvest and was hired full time in 1995.  Meanwhile, in 1994, he started Costa de Oro and made one barrel each of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from his family’s Gold Coast Vineyard.  He worked at ABC until 2002 when he decided to throw his full efforts into Costa de Oro.  Production has increased a bit – from 50 cases in 1994 to 6,500 cases as we speak.  But, it isn’t just the quantity that has increased. Gary’s wines regularly win critical acclaim from Robert Parker, James Laube (Wine Spectator) and Wine & Spirits Magazine.  Tonight, we will have the opportunity to enjoy 4 of his wonderful wines paired with the tantalizing cuisine of owner/chef Lisetta Marie & her culinary staff.  Join Peter and Gary as they explore the history of the region, the winery and Gary’s wines.

Burrata & Tomato Salad

2021 Spring Fling (white blend)

Seared Scallops Piccata on a bed of arugula & capers, white wine sauce

2019 Costa de Oro Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County

Tagliatelle with a rich, savory veal ragu

2019 Costa de Oro Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County

Herb-marinated Australian Lamb Chop with creamy parsnip puree, fig port reduction, roasted Brussels sprouts

2019 Costa de Oro Estate Pinot Noir, Gold Coast Vineyard

Dolce della Casa

freshly brewed coffee/tea

Reservations: (310) 821-0018

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