Spanish wines have been hot for several years as they are not only affordable and cellar worthy, but oozing personality with their showcase of spice and sass.
Sapphire Laguna will showcase these riches with a five-course dinner of Spanish wines curated by The Organic Cellar at 6 p.m. Jan. 24. The wines of Spain, such as the interesting tempranillo and verdejo varietals, will beautifully complement the global cuisine of renowned Chef Azmin Ghahreman. The Sapphire Laguna team noted this Spanish wine dinner is the launch of its 2019 seasonal wine program, stating: “We plan on having seasonal wine dinners throughout the year to keep our guests excited — and our kitchen staff, too! We love coming up with dishes that are memorable and only available for one night.”
Sapphire Laguna chose to work with local wine specialist, The Organic Cellar, because they “share the same commitment to community, service, and quality.”
The Organic Cellar also curates the OC Wine Cruise in Dana Point.
There are just 50 seats available for this five-course night of wine and food treasures. The cost is $150 per person all inclusive, which begins with appetizers and cava, Spain’s sparkling wine.
Sapphire’s Spanish Inquisition Menu
MARINATED BOQUERONES Castelvetrano Olive, Bread Crumbs
COLD SAFFRON POACHED MUSSELS, Lemon-Garlic Aioli
MONTE ENEBRO, Jamón Serrano, Aged Sherry Onions
Deshora Cava, Valencia 2012
BAJA STRIPED BASS CRUDO, Shaved Green Apple, Fennel, Espelette Chili, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Dominio de Punctum Galerna Verdejo, Castella La Mancha 2016
BAY LEAF CURED DUCK BREAST, Braised Endive, Pomegranate-Almond Sauce
Quaderna Via do Crianza, Navarra 2011
KUROBUTA PORK BELLY, Pickled Mushroom, Chickpea-Piquillo Purée, Chorizo Jus
Quaderna Via Reserva, Navarra 2009
ROASTED BEEF TENDERLOIN, Wilted Swiss Chard, Potato Pave, Morcilla-Quince Demi
Dominio de Punctum Roble, La Mancha 2013
VALRHONA DARK CHOCOLATE CREMOSO, Dried Fig Chutney, Crumbled Feuilletine, Maple Oil
Milenico Tempranillo Reserva, Ribera del Duero 2012
1200 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach