30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Far Niente Winery in Oakville has focused on award-winning, sustainably-produced cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay since 1982. Bruce Mooers , VP of sales, will represent Far Niente, and its family of wines including Nickel & Nickel, Dolce, En Route and Bella Union. Studio’s Chef Ben Martinek’s Far Niente Winery Dinner will begin with hors d’oeuvres on Studio’s Lawn, including Kona Kampachi Tartare and Lobster Fritters paired with Far Niente Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2017. In Studio’s Private Dining Room, the first course will be Cured Baja Striped Bass with a mature Far Niente Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2011. Next, Seared La Belle Farms Duck Breast with braised endive, pancetta and roasted black grapes is paired with En Route Pinot Noir, Les Pommieres, Russian River Valley 2015. Grilled Dry Aged Strip Steak accompanied by smoked trumpet mushrooms complemented by Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon, Quicksilver Vineyard, Rutherford, Napa Valley 2012 will come next. The fourth course is Thai Long Pepper-Spiced Venison Loin with wild rice, celery root puree and huckleberry puree along with Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2016. This extravagantly delicious meal will conclude with Rogue River Blue Cheese and charred blackberries served withDolce, Napa Valley 2007.
Five-course dinner with wine pairing is $250 per guest, not including tax or gratuity.