Inaugural “Sustainable Winemakers Dinner” Thursday, August 7th
A Farm To Fork Experience
MONTEREY, CA, Rio Grill, located in the Crossroads, Carmel, celebrates all that is sustainable with its Inaugural “Sustainable Winemakers Dinner” Thursday, August 7th at 6:00 p.m. A memorable meal typically involves fresh food and delicious wine shared with friends or family in a pleasant setting. Rio Grill’s Inaugural Sustainable Winemakers event promises to feature all three while creating an experience that brings sustainable farm food and wine to the table for our winemakers dinner!
"We wanted to promote local growers and raise awareness of small-scale wineries that are using sustainable practices," said Joe Valencia General Manager of Rio Grill. “A shared meal with local people, whether friends or friends-to-be, with a great chef, great farmers, and great wines is just about the perfect expression of that passion. I can't wait for this dinner, and I hope we get enough support to do them over and over again."
Rio Grill is pairing Chef Cy Yontz’s great food with the tasty sustainable wines of McIntyre Vineyards and Heller Estate Wines. Join us at Rio Grill Thursday, August 7th! Guests will enjoy tasty appetizers, sip wine and chat with the wine makers about their fabulous wines at 6:00 p.m..
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. guests will move into the Santa Fe Room and sit down to a four-course dinner with the winemakers. Chef Cy has created a course to pair with each of four different wines featured.
“Sustainable Winemakers Dinner”
‘NV McIntyre Sparkling L’Homme Qui Ris Sparkling
Sonoma Goat Cheese Croustade with Maple-Chipotle Honey
Heirloom Tomato, Basil and House Made Mozzarella Skewers
Huevos Diablos with Double Smoked Bacon Jam
’12 McIntyre Estate Chardonnay
Corn Crusted Day Boat Scallop, Cilantro Water, Annatto Oil
’12 McIntyre Pinot, Santa Lucia Highlands
Salad of Ancient Grains, Brussels Sprout Leaves
Roasted Beets, Feta, Watermelon, Lime Pepitas, Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
’12 McIntyre “Kimberly Vineyard” Merlot, Arroyo Seco
Durham Ranch Bison Tenderloin, Sun Dried Cherry-Caramelized Shallot Jus,
Smoked Paprika Whipped Potatoes, Grilled Cauliflower
Chocolate-Habanero Pate, Blood Orange Coulis, Candied Pistachios
Space is limited to 40 attendees. The cost is $85 inclusive. For more information on Rio Grill or to purchase a ticket to the event call (831) 625-5436 or go to www.riogrill.com. The restaurant opens for lunch every day at 11:30 and serves straight through until 10:00 PM. Rio also serves a great brunch on Sundays from 11:30 – 4:00PM.