The landmark Del Coronado Hotel has been welcoming both visitors and San Diego locals for over 120 years. On September 15th, ‘The Del’ invites wine lovers to a fabulous pairing of innovative cookery and the respected wines of Cakebread Cellars.
Hosted in the comfortable yet elegant surroundings of 1500 OCEAN, Chef de Cuisine Meredith Maneé has designed a menu that captures the heart of Southern California cuisine. Both she and Cakebread Winery’s Brand Manager David Griffiths will be on hand, bringing a truly personal touch to the evening.
Chef Meredith came to the Del Coronado last year, bringing a wealth of experience in the kitchens of several Four Seasons Properties including Beverly Hills, Houston, Denver. Hawaii, and Newport Beach. Her approach to food is simply fresh, clean, and balanced with an emphasis on local ingredients, especially seafood, with a few creative, ethnic twists. Don’t be surprised if you also notice the influences of her father’s Italian heritage peek through!
The name Cakebread Cellars is a familiar one to fans of quality California wine. Founded in 1973 by Jack and Delores Cakebread, this family run enterprise is now mainly in the hands of sons Denis and Bruce – not to mention winemaker Julianne Laks.
Their main tasting room in Rutherford is home to not only delicious wines made from their vineyards in Anderson and Napa Valleys, but also an ongoing culinary program. Their schedule of interactive cooking classes and seminars shows that Cakebread Cellars is no stranger to the art of food and wine pairing!
The menu for the upcoming dinner is tempting, to say the least. Start your evening with a glass of refreshing Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc that is sure to enhance the Local Albacore & Yellowtail Tuna Crudo. More seafood will follow – Seared Diver Scallops with a Reserve Chardonnay from Carneros, then Pancetta cured grilled Swordfish with ‘Two Creeks’ Pinot Noir. Next, Grilled New York steak paired with classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and there’s always room for ‘Drunken’ Merlot soaked cherries and panna cotta, especially with a glass of Duckhorn 2012 Merlot to compliment.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to savor the fresh and creative dishes of Chef Meredith Maneé enhanced by the classic wines of Cakebread Cellars. All while you soak in the romantic sea views of the Del Coronado.
Reservations are available for dining between 5:30 and 9:30 pm on Tuesday September 15. Call 619-522-8490 to reserve your table.
Price: 5 course menu with wine pairings $165.00 per person / $95 per person without wines.
1500 OCEAN at Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118