There's an interesting dinner coming up in Los Gatos next month. It's an opportunity to try 5 local wines alongside dishes created for the event. What makes the event particularly special is that it marks the relaunch of the Generosa label. You may recall that the winemaker Chris Cemignani died a couple of years ago leaving behind a wife and young son, and a cellar full of unsold wines. Local wine writer Laura Ness is helping the family bring the wines to market and will be attending the event. The 6 course dinner including wine is $85 per person (plus tax and gratuity).
Here's the lineup:
2007 Poetic Cellars Chardonnay, Chestnut Hill Vineyard ~ Prawn Risotto with Watercress Puree.
2008 Big Basin Vineyards “Aura” Syrah Rosé ~ Spinach and Arugula Salad with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese and Strawberry Vinaigrette.
2005 Muns Vineyard Pinot Noir ~ Pancetta Stuffed Figs with Fromage Blanc.
2005 Generosa Pinot Noir, Veranda Vineyard , Monterey ~ Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with Roasted Tomatoes.
2006 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains ~ Grilled Rack of Lamb with Mashed Potatoes and Succotash.
followed by dessert and coffee. For more information, contact Restaurant James Randall.