The evening will kick off with a reception starting at 6:30 p.m. with Cline’s 2015 Viognier and will include appetizers of blue crab cake with Dijon mustard and vermouth, hot-smoked salmon on house-baked rye crackers and the restaurant’s signature gougeres.
Chef Tom Coohill will then offer a specially created menu chosen specifically to pair with five Cline Cellars wines, beginning at 7 p.m. Courses include such French-influenced delicacies as loup de mer “en croute” with Champagne tarragon nage; McDonald Farms porchetta over chestnut risotto; and a finale flourless cake made with Valrhona Manjari, sided roasted pear ice cream and drizzled with salted caramel.
Cline Cellers was founded in 1982 by Fred Cline — an heir to the Jacuzzi fortune and one of the original “Rhone Rangers” — who has made the winery a premiere source of French Rhone-style wines, as well as Zinfandels. Wine pairings from Cline Cellars, located in the Carneros wine appellation of Sonoma County, California, during the anniversary dinner will include the 2014 Estate-Bottled Pinot Noir, the 2014 Ancient Vines Mourvedre and another Contra Costa selection, the 2013 Big Break Zinfandel.
Cost of the anniversary dinner is $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Space is limited, please reach out to the restaurant for reservations at (303) 623 – 5700.