Del Mar, Calif.- KITCHEN 1540 will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a festive wine dinner inspired by “antojitos” (Mexican street food) and the exciting wines of one of Napa Valley's most prominent Mexican-American winemakers. The evening will pair the playful, progressive cuisine of Executive Chef Scott Thomas Dolbee with the wines of Rolando Herrara’s Mi Sueño Winery.
“We wanted to give our guests a Cinco de Mayo experience that showcases Mexican heritage and culinary influences through inspired cuisine and fine wine,” said Chef Dolbee. “Mi Sueño wines were a natural fit, and the menu is a modern take on Mexican street food, which is considered some of the best and most authentic food you can find in Mexico.”
KITCHEN 1540’s Mi Sueño Wine Dinner will take place on Sunday, May 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Space is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 858-793-6460.
For the ultimate Cinco de Mayo experience, L’Auberge Del Mar also is offering a Cinco de Mayo getaway package. The package is only available on May 5. Reservations can be made at www.laubergedelmar.com.
The Cinco de Mayo Mi Sueño Wine Dinner menu includes:
Mi Sueño Wine Dinner Menu
BBQ SHRIMP CEVICHE TACO VUELVE A LA VIDA ‘RETURN TO LIFE’
hoja santa, corn atole, smoked baby corn ‘elotitos’, queso fresco
2009 Mi Sueño Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain, Pugash Vineyard
ROASTED SUCKLING PIG EN ADOBO ‘POSOLE ROJO’
hominy, radish, chicharrón, cabbage, lime
2010 Mi Sueño Pinot Noir, Los Carneros
MOLE NEGRO OAXAQUEÑO
wood fired squab, tomal colado de huitlacoche, chili nut granola, white chocolate, chayote,
jicama tajin, purslane
2009 Mi Sueño El Ilano Red Wine, Napa Valley
DULCE DE LECHE
Frozen flan, buñuelos, Mexican hot chocolate, coconut
2009 Mi Sueño Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
About Mi Sueño
Spanish for “My Dream,” Mi Sueño wines represent a dream realized for Rolando Herrara after working for more than 20 years in the wine industry. Herrara emigrated with his family as a teen from the Mexican state of Michoacan in 1975. The family settled in Napa and this would eventually lead to the beginning of Herrara’s journey through the ranks of winemaking.
Over his 20 year career in the wine industry, Herrara honed his skills at some of Napa’s top cellars including serving as Cellar Master for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Assistant Winemaker at Chateau Potelle, Winemaker at Vine Cliff Winery and Director of Winemaking at Paul Hobbs Consulting. Mi Sueño began as a side project in the 1990’s with 200 cases of chardonnay. Today the label produces more than 5,500 cases a year and his wines are poured in restaurants throughout the country. The wines were even served at a 2001 White House event honoring former Mexican President Vicente Fox.
About KITCHEN 1540
Modern and comfortable, KITCHEN 1540 blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, simple atmosphere. At the helm of KITCHEN 1540 is the seasoned culinary talent of Executive Chef Scott Thomas Dolbee, bringing 25 years of taste and experience to each table.
Inspired by New York architect Andre Kikoski, KITCHEN 1540 boasts white vaulted ceilings, an elegant fireplace and modern furniture offering a level of contemporary-chic sophistication rarely seen in a resort restaurant. The inviting wine bar, with 24-bottle Cruvinet, doubles as a dining counter providing an intriguing glimpse into the energy and excitement of the open kitchen activity, while the private dining room wrapped in wine-encased walls provides a quieter, more intimate setting.The spacious outdoor patio allows guests to enjoy the ocean breezes and features private cabanas for intimate dining. The setting is punctuated with a waterfall and hanging lanterns to set just the right mood.
KITCHEN 1540 has garnered numerous awards including such prestigious honors as Wine Spectator Magazine: Award of Excellence; CA Restaurant Association: Gold Medallion - Best Hotel Restaurant, Fine Dining; San Diego Magazine: Best Hotel Restaurant; and Ranch & Coast Magazine: Editor's Pick for Best Restaurant.
About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. This intimate hotel, presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit www.LAubergeDelMar.com.
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