Fritto Misto Santa Monica & Gourmet Wine Getaways
A GOURMET WINE TASTING DINNER
Featuring the wines of
Paso Robles, CA
Host: Peter D. Kerr, Gourmet Wine Getaways
Special Guest: Cary Thrasher, Opolo Vineyards
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM
$69 per person, plus tax and gratuity
The two owners of Opolo Vineyards have a friendship that dates back to 1996. Back then, they were just neighbors in Camarillo. But, just a year later, Dave Nichols bought the vineyard next to Rick Quinn’s and the rest, as they say, is history. Together, they own 280 acres of vineyards in Paso and continue joint winemaking responsibilities to this day. Much of their grape production is sold to other wineries and winemakers throughout California’s wine regions, but they manage to keep back enough to make 45,000 cases a year under the Opolo label. Tonight, we will have the pleasure of enjoying five of their wines paired with the cuisine of Fritto Misto’s incredible culinary team. Gourmet Wine Getaways wine expert Peter Kerr will join Cary (“Mr. Opolo”) to discuss the wines, the pairings and answer any and all wine-related questions. Come learn the inside scoop about the winery and the art of wine and food pairing. See you there!
Welcome Reception- 2019 Opolo Rose, Central Coast
Fritto Misto: Mixed seafood/fresh seasonal veggies in a light batter
2020 Opolo Roussanne, Central Coast
Rigatoni Bolognese: A traditional family recipe of this classic Italian dish
2017 Opolo Sangiovese, Paso Robles
Lamb Loin “Misto-style”: 5-day marination (need we say more!), sauteed broccoli
2018 Opolo Grand Rouge (Rhone Blend), Paso Robles
2018 Opolo Concerto (Bordeaux blend), Paso Robles
Home-made Flourless Chocolate Cake
Freshly brewed Coffee or Tea
Prepaid reservations are essential, as seating is limited. Cancellations will only be accepted up to 48 hours in advance. No Open Table reservations. Important note: COVID-19 vaccinations are highly recommended. Parties of less than 4 guests must be willing to share a table with other guests. Event is inside seating only.
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