On April 16th, I had the pleasure to host a dinner at Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach Florida. The evening was a true treat. Mariya Kovacheva, Chef Sommelier, with the assistance of Cindy Woodman led the wonderful evening.
Rick Mace, Chef de Cuisine, and Eric Snow, Chef Patissier, created a wonderful meal that allowed the wine to sing.
We are thrilled for what will be our first dinner in Florida on April 13th. We will be joining Kori Blacker and her team for what should be a great meal. Menu, subject to change, is listed below:
Bruscetta w/ Miso Yogurt, Alvarez Farms Radishes, Toasted Sesame Seeds & Gyo Micro greens
2013 “Sluice Box” White Blend
Seared Scallops w/ sweet corn puree, oven dried tomato & scallion
2013 “Stone Crusher” Roussanne
Springer Mountain Chicken Confit w/ Luxardo Cherries, Pecans & Roasted Sweet Potato
2013 “Helluva” Vineyard Pinot Noir
Smoked Pork Belly w/ roasted porcini mushroom, white beans & grits cake
2013 Testa Vineyard Carignane
Beet Braised Short Rib Farrotto w/ Carrots & Parsnips
2013 Grenache Noir
Shortbread Biscuts topped w/ Farm fresh Strawberries & Whipped Cream or
2013 Five Thirteen Red Blend
Contact Royal Palms directly at 904.372.0052 for a reservation.
296 Royal Palms Drive, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233
A few weeks back, we had the honor of hosting the team from Bi-Rite in San Francisco. It was great to taste with Trac, John and the team. And they invited us to come pour in San Francisco. We of course said yes, since like us, Bi-Rite has a natural wine manifesto.
Come join us from 4 to 6.
Nice write up on StoneCrusher.
The Chef immediately declared it an excellent wine for pairing with vegetables, especially the Kaboucha squash and mild Thai red chili soup she had made that afternoon. As we slowly tasted our way through the bottle—finishing the last glass with Blue Lupine, a blue cow and goat cheese from Weirauche Farm and Creamery in Sonoma.
March 14 — Berkeley, CA — Pickup Party @ Donkey & Goat
We recently had the honor of hosting a very special event where Chez Panisse alumni Anthony Sueuga spent an entire afternoon preparing Spanish Paella over an open fire in our back yard. The Paella was sublime and the afternoon spent watching (and smelling) his art was unforgettable. We are thrilled to have convinced Anthony to return for our (members only) pick up party.It is not too late to join the party, please visit our Wine Club website.
March 12 — Oakland, CA — Ordinaire
No RSVP required – just stop by!
April 7 — Los Angeles — Alma Winemaker Dinner
Alma is arguably one of the best restaurants in America and Chef Ari is celebrated from coast to coast. We were honored to have Ari & Ashleigh offer to feature our wines with their 9 course Tasting Menu, where each will be paired with Donkey & Goat wines. This will be a very special night, with both Tracey & Jared in attendance, not to be missed! $130+ service & tax.
2014 Lily’s Cuvée, Pétilliant Naturel, Anderson Valley
2014 Isabel’s Cuvée, Grenache Gris Rosé, Gibson Ranch, Mendocino
asparagus & smoked trout
2013 Grenache Blanc, El Dorado
2012 Grenache Blanc, Skin Fermented, El Dorado
frozen duck liver with smoked maple, carrot & coffee granola
2013 Sluice Box, White Wine Blend, El Dorado
egg yolk with caramelized sunchoke, chives & smoked date
2013 Untended Chardonnay, Anderson Valley
a stew of cod, favas & preserved citrus
2013 Stone Crusher, Roussanne, El Dorado
liberty duck roasted on the bone, peas, morels & last year’s salted plum
2013 The Prospector, Mourvedre, El Dorado
geranium & meyer lemon
pine, parsnip & sour apple
2011 Wayward, Late Harvest Chardonnay, El Dorado
April 5 — Los Angeles — Domaine LA
Join us on Easter Sunday from 2-5 pm for a Spring Release Tasting at Domaine LA where we hope to show off one of Tracey’s favorite pairings: deviled eggs & Pet Nat!
Domaine LA, 6801 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
2 – 5 pm, Price TBA