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    An Evening of Food & Wine


    Saxon Brown Wines


Saxon Brown Wine Dinner


An Evening of Food & Wine

You’re invited to join Jeff Gaffner, owner and winemaker of Saxon Brown Wines, for an evening of food, wine and fun.  Jeff began his career at Chateau St. Jean, under the tutelage of renowned vintner Richard Arrowood, who Jeff credits with teaching him the importance of being as passionate about growing the grapes as making the wine. While at Chateau St. Jean, Jeff was part of the winemaking team responsible for the winery’s celebrated 1996 Cinq Cepages, which was named Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator Magazine.  In the years since, Jeff has become one of the most sought after winemakers for artisan labels, having gained critical acclaim and a loyal following for his site-specific focus and restrained winemaking style. The Wall Street Journal has said that they “love his vineyard voice”, while the Wine Spectator has lauded his winemaking as “deft”.  Jeff launched Saxon Brown to focus on small single vineyard botttlings reflecting his preference for elegantly structured, well balanced and age worthy wines.  This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy exclusive wines and chat with the always entertaining winemaker himself.

NINE-TEN Executive Chef, Jason Knibb, will prepare a special 4-course menu to be paired with a remarkable Saxon Brown wine with each course.  Seating is limited.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Reception:  6 p.m.  /  Dinner:  6:30 p.m.
$125 per person (plus tax & gratuities)

Reservations Required:  858.964.5400

MENU

RECEPTION
Burrata toast with preserved kumquats, basil flowers
Oysters with citrus froth
2015 Etre Chardonnay

FIRST COURSE
KoKoDa with hiramasa, lime, coconut, fresno chili, radish, shiso, red onion
2013 Hyde Vineyard, Chardonnay

SECOND COURSE
Rabbit roulade with morel mushrooms, peas, hibiscus, rabbit jus
2013 Fighting Brothers, Pinot Noir

THIRD COURSE
Coffee-glazed short rib with baby carrots, tarragon, cauliflower puree
2007 “Grange” Syrah

DESSERT
Whipped ricotta & huckleberries, huckleberries glazed in Zinfandel, fennel pollen, oatmeal crumb
2013 Fighting Brothers Zinfandel

Prices do not include tax & gratuity. Regular dinner menu will not be served. Passport Unlimited program and other discount programs are not available.  Space is limited and reservations are required.
Reservations: 858.964.5400