The Strand House
117 Manhattan Beach Blvd.,
Cuisine Type:American (New)
The Strand House in Manhattan Beach welcomes renowned chef-author and “Top Chef Masters” competitor Jonathan Waxman and Winemaker Michael Silacci of Napa Valley’s Opus One Winery to present an elaborate five-course gastronomic event Monday, October 1.
Silacci will debut the new (2009) Opus One vintage as part of the evenings food-wine pairings. Not yet available for sale, this wine will mark the 30th consecutive vintage from Opus One. The dinner will be co-hosted by The Strand House Owner Michael Zislis and Executive Creative Chef Neal Fraser.
Known for being a “New American Cuisine” pioneer, Waxman shares The Strand House’s philosophy for serving fresh, seasonal ingredients. His trademark Italian flare and love for rustic cuisine are clearly evident in the menu that he is preparing for the event, which will include:
– Raw vegetable salad with toasted macadamia nuts and olive oil
– Local squid on the planche with aioli and field greens
– Spot prawn, mint and jalapeno spaghetti
– Platters with JW chicken and ribeye steak with double cooked fingerling potatoes
– Chocolate budino with vanilla ice cream
At a half-hour pre-dinner reception, beginning at 7 p.m., guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Waxman, Fraser and Zislis, while enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres and a glass of sparkling wine. Dinner is $100; tax and 20 percent gratuity are additional. Wine pairings are $50.
Seating is limited and the event is expected to sell out quickly. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 310-545-7470. The Strand House is located at 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Manhattan Beach.