Our inner wino sometimes craves a place to imbibe besides a date with our couch and DVR. We're sure some of you feel the same way, and who are we to deny you of such a request? That's why we've got intel on the good stuff.
Serious grape action is scheduled for this Friday evening over in Monarch Beach. Back in 2012, we interviewed Chef Frederic Castan of Motif inside the St. Regis. While his back-of-the-house responsibilities keep him busy, Castan manages to crank out the occasional rustic dinner.
Chef's teamed up with Silver Oak winemaker Nate Weiss to host a five-course, progressive pairing. The dining affair will certainly cost you ($265 to be exact), but give the menu a chance before you decide. Atlantic sea scallops, veal sweetbread, Muscovy duck and prime rib eye linked to wine country reds are a recipe for good times. The specific menu can be found here.
A bubbly reception kicks off at 6:30, with the seasonal dinner scheduled for 7:15 within their rarely seen wine cellar. Interested parties can call (800) 722-1543. We like Cabernets, by the way.