Farm to Table Wine Dinners
Chaminade Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort® , has announced the dates for its highly acclaimed Farm to Table Wine Dinner series that take place May through October. Now in its twelfth season, Executive Chef Pete Page and his culinary team prepare for a bountiful season of alfresco dining overlooking the Monterey Bay.
Save the date and stay tuned for more wineries and farms:
- May 31st Featuring wine from Clos LaChance Vineyards
- June 28th Featuring wine from Cinnabar Winery and farms: County Line and Superior Farm
- July 26th Featuring wine from Six Sigma Ranch and farms: Faurot Ranch, Fog Line
- August 23rd Featuring wine from Scheid Family Wines
- September 27th Featuring wine from Summit to Sea Wineries
- October 25th Featuring wine from Alfaro Family Vineyard & Winery
Through his carefully sourced and crafted menus, Chef Page takes guests on a culinary journey through the Central Coast showcasing the region's diverse abundance of fruits, vegetables, meats and produce inspired by the seasonal harvest. Guests have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the vintners, culinary staff as well as representatives from the featured farms.
The evening begins with a wine and passed hors d'oeuvres reception at 6:00 p.m., on the outdoor patio with stunning panoramic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. featuring a five-course menu and carefully paired wines. Enjoy soothing acoustic jams from local musician Asher Stern, which complement the dining experience.
Reserved seating is not an option, as all guests are seated at large, connecting, beautifully set tables designed to invite open conversations amongst guests.
The menu: Each menu takes careful planning by our culinary team here at Chaminade Resort & Spa. Locally sourced products make this five course meal delicious from start to finish. The team uses locally raised poultry and meats, sources the freshest crop along the Central Coast and pairs it with the winemakers finest selections. See below to view menu.
Ticket Price: $90 per person (tax and gratuity additional, $115.76 inclusive). If you have questions about our dinner series please call 831.475.5600 or click here to contact us!
August's Dinner Menu
FARM TO TABLE MENU
- Featured winery: Scheid Family Wines
- Featured farms: Ports Seafood and Live Earth Farm
- Hors D’oeuvres
- Hummus with pita chips
- Flatbread with cream of pistachio, ricotta cheese and grilled spring onions
- Ceviche shots
- Grilled oysters with chipotle bourbon butter
- Spicy tuna with avocado, cucumber and pickled ginger
- Manhattan Clam Chowder
- Grilled baby romaine, heirloom tomato, homemade Caesar dressing with anchovies served with shaved asiago cheese and a franchise crostini
- King salmon served with poblano sauce and cilantro lime sauce
- Farro grain with caramelized pineapple and sate spinach/red kale
- Apple, blackberries, summer fruit tart with frangipane
Learn More About Our Wineries
May 31st Dinner - Clos LaChance
Clos LaChance Winery is open to the public daily for wine tasting, tours, picnicking and bocce ball. The winery is a stunning Old-World-inspired facility located in San Martin, California, only 30 minutes South of San Jose and 45 minutes North of Monterey.
Wine Tasting at Clos LaChance: Open to the public 11-4:30pm daily
June 28th Dinner - Cinnabar Winery
Home to the popular Mercury Rising, Cinnabar Winery is a boutique, family-owned winery that reveres winemaking as a form of modern-day alchemy--the blending of science with a touch of nature's magic. Rooted in the Santa Cruz Mountains at the lively Saratoga Tasting Room, Cinnabar Winery has partnered with local growers to coax the transformation of the finest California grapes into distinct and delightfully approachable wines.
Cinnabar Winery Tasting Room, 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA. 408.867.1012. Open Tues – Thurs: 12pm to 6pm; Fri & Sat: 12pm to 7pm; Sunday: 12pm to 6pm. The MUDD ROOM Wine Bar Fri-Sat 5-8pm.
- Winemaker: George Troquato
- Owner: Ron Mosley
July 26th Dinner - SixSigma Ranch
August 23rd Dinner - Scheid Family Wines
About Scheid Family Wines: Al Scheid first saw untapped potential in Monterey County in 1972 when the wine region was in its infancy. What started as a grape growing operation that sold 100% of its production to other wineries today has evolved into a grapes-to-glass family business that crafts authentic and elegant wines. Our Scheid Family Wines portfolio now includes five unique and distinctive labels: Scheid Vineyards, District 7, Metz Road, VDR and Stokes’ Ghost.
The Winery: Our state-of-the-art winery located just off Highway 101 in Greenfield, California is designed to reduce energy usage and cut waste, and boasts a crushing capacity of 30,000 tons. Our tanks are all designed for maximum efficiency, with insulating jackets that reduce heating and cooling energy needs. We compost 100% of the grape pomace, stems and seeds and spread it back into the vineyards, and we recycle 100% of winery water through our wastewater irrigation ponds and reuse it on our vineyards. Our winery is certified by the British Retail Consortium and GLOBAL G.A.P., two of the most rigorous independent certification bodies in the world.
September 27th Dinner - Summit to Sea Wineries
The Summit to Sea Wine Trail is a unique collection of wineries, each ready to welcome you with hospitality and exceptional award winning wines. It only takes a day to fully enjoy the Wine Trail or you can plan a few weekends to experience all that each winery has to offer. We invite you to explore this site and see where the trail leads you. You'll find more than just great wine! The trail can be enjoyed in two ways. You can start on the Summit at Burrell School, go on to the top of the world at, Loma Prieta, then a scenic drive down to Poetic Cellars nestled in the mountains. Or start from the coast to Poetic Cellars and then wind your way up to the Summit. Whatever your favorite wines, the Summit to Sea Wineries will have the perfect pairing for you to enjoy. Come explore the scenic beauty of our wine country, taste the fruits of our vineyards, and stay for a picnic or perhaps some live music. From the mountains to the coast, our wine trail has a wine experience that will keep you coming back.
October 25th Dinner - Alfaro Family Vineyards &Winery
Richard Alfaro and and his wife Mary Kay enjoy the fruits of their labor. After a satisfying career as the founders of a restaurant and the wholesale baking company known under their own name - Alfaro's Micro Bakery - the couple shifted gears in 1997, acquiring an aging 75 acre apple farm south of Santa Cruz in Corralitos, California, which they subsequently transformed into Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery. With 56 acres currently under vine, the most-recently planted 8 acres was CCOF Certified Organic in 2010.