Pinot Provence is a fine dining French Restaurant that can be found inside of the Westin hotel, located in the city of Costa Mesa, California which is across the street from the South Coast Plaza Mall. Pinot Provence is a restaurant within the Patina Group which has over fifty restaurants across the United States. I love Pinot Provence and even recently did a write up
about a French Wine Dinner I attended there. See my review here —> PINOT PROVENCE FRENCH WINE PAIRING DINNER. If you missed the wine dinner mentioned above, you are in luck because Pinot Provence will now once again be having more wine dinners available for you to attend! This set of dinners will be called the Sommelier Fireside Dinners.
There will be 2 dinners coming up in the Sommelier Fireside Dinner series to salute fall and seasonal red wines! These dinners are set in an intimate setting to allow both novices of wine, as well as aficionados an opportunity to be educated about a variety of wines from several different world regions, including Italy, California, France, Australia, and more!
The two upcoming dinners will be held on October 23rd and November 20th and they will each have different themes. The first dinner on Wednesday, October 23rd will be called, “The Great Wines of France” and the second dinner on Wednesday, November 20th will be called, “Cabernet Sauvignon from Around the World.” Both dinners will be run by Certified
Sommelier Jörn Kleinhans, founder of Wine Elite, California’s largest high-end wine appreciation forum! You will have the opportunity to enjoy an educational evening featuring a five-course menu, specifically crafted to match wine and food culture.
Cost will be $70/person, $110 with wine.
The restaurant location is:
The Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Please call 714-444-5900 to make a reservation.
All menus are designed by Executive Chef Alfonso Ramirez. Here are the menu offerings for the October 23rd dinner:
The Great Wines of France
Wednesday, October 23 | 6-9PM
Hamachi, avocado, bilbao chorizo, coriander vinaigrette
2003 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht: Gewürztraminer from Alsace
John Dory, gnocchi, truffle purée, saffron emulsion
2011 Rosé Château de St Martin: Mourvedre from Provence
2006 Domaine Fevre Chablis: Chardonnay from Burgundy
Pork belly, chestnuts, braised bacon, maple gastrique
2009 Réserve de Vignerons Saumur: Cabernet Franc from Loire
1998 Domaine Brana, Irouléguy: Tannat from Sud-Ouest
Lamb loin, sunchokes, caramelized sunchoke purée, fennel pollen
2006 Château Gloria: Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux
2009 Perrin & Fils Châteuneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards: Grenache from Rhône
Chocolate molten cake, caramel, mango ice cream
Chapoutier Banyuls: Languedoc-Roussillon
I hope to hear about your experience below if you attend this amazing wine-pairing meal. I will be attending the November 20th Sommelier Fireside Dinner and I cannot wait to report back to you what Chef Alonso Ramirez prepares to go with the amazing Cabernet Sauvignon Wines that will be selected from around the world. Stay tuned for a picture post next month I will be sharing I attend the Sommelier Fireside Dinner. 🙂 Chef Alonzo Ramirez and Pinot Provence do not disappoint. Please go check this place out when you get a chance and try and make it out to one of these two amazing dinners!
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