Love was in the air this weekend for our Reserve Zinfandel and Chocolate dinner! Guests enjoyed a four course chocolate infused dinner paired with 4 years of Reserve Zinfandel and Primitivo vintages.

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Beautiful and lush centerpieces, romantic candle light and mood setting up lighting made for an ideal date night! When we say chocolate infused, chef Volker with Vineyard Gourmet Catering did not spare any expense, even the Valrhona Noisette mashed potatoes were pure ecstasy! We hope those that attended had an unforgettable evening! Check out the rest of the mouth watering menu below…

2010 Reserve Zinfandel Paired with Belgian Cocoa Dusted Petite Rack of Lamb, Ancho Chocolate Mole with Barry Callebaut 100% Cocoa, Herbed Risotto Cake and Micro Thyme


2011 Reserve Primitivo Paired with Santa Barbara Winter Artisan Lettuces, Primitivo Soaked Dark Cherries, Cocoa Nib Dusted Walnuts, Bresaola, and Ecuadorian Chocolate Balsamic Dressing


2012 Reserve Zinfandel Paired with a Center Cut Rib Eye Medallion, Chocolate and Zinfandel Laced Compound Butter, Yukon Gold and Valrhona Noisette Mashed Potatoes with Grilled Asparagus


2013 Reserve Zinfandel Paired with Coffee and Peruvian Dark Chocolate Tiramisu, Mascarpone, Illy Espresso and Cognac Dipped Ladyfingers, Ibarra Chocolate Mexicano Sauce, and Chocolate Shavings


Our next wine paired dinner is April 8th and are the highly popular Crowded wines! Tickets are on sale now here:


Christine Ivey