Les Zygomates is pleased to present a wine dinner featuring the wines of the Brewer-Clifton Winery. Indulge in 6 courses curated by the Winery’s Founder and Master Winemaker Greg Brewer. Greg will be presenting a collection of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (listed below) paired with exquisite bites prepared by our Chef Guara. Full menu description to follow – merci! www.brewerclifton.com
Brewer-Clifton Wine Dinner Menu:
1st Course and Meet & Greet with Greg Brewer –
Diatom “Bar-M” Chardonnay paired with our Mezze Platter and Charcuterie
2nd Course –
Diatom “Katherine’s Vineyard” Chardonnay (limited edition, 250 case production) paired with Tuna Tartare
At Brewer – Clifton, there is an utmost respect for nature. We believe that when working with a product of nature, it is necessary to always maintain an awareness of the elements and phenomena that are sometimes beyond our total understanding and control. If at any time that level of sensitivity is lessened, we risk the unavoidable degradation of the very goals that we are trying to pursue. As such, any intervention in the natural evolution of the product must be carried out with the utmost attentiveness and care.
We believe that the geographic, geologic and climatic uniqueness of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation provides an ideal place to grow chardonnay and pinot noir grapes of intensity, complexity and specificity. Within this appellation, each vineyard carries its own imprint. Our mission and indeed our passion is to present wines that convey the characteristics inherent to each of these sites, with uncompromising quality.
A word about Greg Brewer:
GREG BREWER – WINEMAKER
Greg Brewer’s primary focus in the winery is the pursuit of refinement. He is engaged in every aspect of his work, from vineyard to market, and every level of the process is given equal priority. To him, a mindful approach where strategic and efficient actions are taken to incorporate the needs of the entire ecosystem creates a confident and calming environment, a space where everyone and everything is appreciated. The goal is the beauty and synchronicity of the system. The result is wine that is honest and driven, expressive of the place and the team who collectively steward them.
Greg has always followed a distinct and deliberate arc in his work, where the priority is service, subtracting extraneous elements and minimizing the insertion of self. He reveres the repetitive and monastic nature of the winemaking craft, and after 25 years in the business is firmly committed to the immediate task at hand. This focus shifts the motivation behind the wine from ego towards humility. For Greg, it is only along this path that the resultant product conveys the sincerity and vulnerability that is his goal, both personally and professionally.
Greg started his career as a French instructor at UC Santa Barbara before being trained in wine production at Santa Barbara Winery starting in 1991. He created his eponymous label, Brewer-Clifton with original partner Steve Clifton in 1996 and later designed Melville where he worked as winemaker from its inception in 1997 through the end of 2015. Greg additionally created diatom focusing on starkly raised Chardonnay, as well as Ch.igai Takaha, which is marketed predominantly in Japan. The entirety of his career has been committed to the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, which he helped to map, define and establish in 1997.
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Add-on Wine Pairing and discussion curated by our Certified Sommelier Ashley Kompass
Indulge and learn in a comfortable & private setting while Chef Guara teaches you detailed preparation and cooking techniques. Guests will receive the complete recipie of the main entree (menu below), including everything from butchery, ingredients to cooking method.
Sommelier Ashley will be discussing proper techniques in pairing wines with food – and for guests opting to purchase the add-on wine pairing with the dinner, will be giving detailed notes on the paired wines, along with her techniques in choosing the wines for the dinner.
Tickets for the 3 Course Dinner and Cooking Demo are $65 per guest.
Guests wishing to add the wine pairing will enjoy 3 wines – 1 paired with each course – for an additional $30.
The wine pairing cannot be purchased separately as it is only offered as a part of the dinner. However, our wine list will be available for those wishing to enjoy a glass of wine (or other beverage) with their meal.
Buffalo tartare, Bone Marrow, Fried Island Creek Oysters, Tomato Syrup
Please Note: a credit card is required for all reservations on NewYear’s Eve. The card will not be charged unless where indicated in the Terms and Conditions below. The reserved menu packages will appear on your check the night of the event. By reserving with us, you acknowledge that you accept the Terms and Conditions described below.
For reservations between 5pm-6:30pm:
We are offering a 4 course Prix Fixe seated dinner for $95 per person (see menu here) – This includes a glass of Champagne, party favors, access to all entertainment and table service until 8:00pm. This does not include beverages, tax, gratuity or any requested menu add-ons.
NOTE: We are not accepting reservations from 6:45 – 8:00 PM
For reservations between 8:15pm-10:30pm:
We are offering 4 course Prix Fixe seated dinner for $95 per person (see menu here ) – This includes a glass of champagne at your table, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, access to all entertainment and table service until 1:30am. This does not include any other beverages, tax, gratuity or any requested food add-ons.
Terms & Conditions: All reservations on New Year’s Eve require a valid credit card to secure the reservation and purchase the prix fixe per person package. Guests may cancel their reservation up to 48 hours in advance and will not be charged. You must call us at 617.542.5108 to cancel. Calls to cancel must be received no later than 10PM EST on Saturday,December 29th 2018. For any cancellations after 10PM EST on Saturday, December 29th 2018,the guest will be sent a Les Zygomates gift card for the full reserved menu package amount. “No show” reservations will be charged the full amount with no refunds or gift cards given. Changes in time or number of guests in a reservation will be addressed to the best of our ability; however, these changes may result in a wait to be seated or a change in location of requested table. Les Zygomates reserves the right to adjust the status and/or location of all reservations at any time.
**A Special NOTE for Parties of 6 or More: Parties of 6 or more may cancel up to 10pm EST on Thursday December 27th 2018. You must call us at 617.542.5108 to cancel. PLEASE NOTE that any increase in number of guests to your party after Thursday December 27th 2018 may result in not all guests being sat at the same table, increased wait time or change in location of your table. For cancellations received after 10PM EST on Thursday, December 27th 2018, the guest will be sent a Les Zygomates gift card for the full reserved menu package amount. “No show” reservations will be charged the full amount with no refunds or gift cards given.
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