OPENING NIGHT DINNER - Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

September 29th, 2016 @ 6:00pm PST

OPENING NIGHT DINNER - Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival
About this event

This highly exclusive culinary experience begins with a sunset cocktail reception where guests will be greeted by celebrity chefs Rick Moonen, Hubert Keller and Nancy Silverton. Signature handcrafted cocktails and high-end champagne will be served followed by a five-course tasting menu prepared by Chef Moonen and The Ritz Prime Seafood Executive Chef George Neyra. Chefs will introduce every course while Master Sommelier Michael Jordan will pair each dish with a variety of fine wines from around the world. The evening ends with a book signing with Chef Moonen. Each guest will be gifted with a $25 gift card to enjoy at a future dining experience at Ritz Prime Seafood. Evening includes complimentary valet parking.

Five-Course Tasting Menu and Evening Includes:

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck & Signature Cocktail Reception

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Seared Amberjack Served Rare with Texas Pink Grapefruit, Haas Avocado and Yuzu Emulsion 
Stonestreet Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley 2014

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Alaskan King Crab, Hawaiian Hearts of Palm, Pickled Cashews, Crispy Shallots, Red Fresno, Citrus, Cilantro, Mint, Thai Basil
Three Sticks 2014 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir, "The James", Santa Barbara County

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Branzino on Truffled Cauliflower Mousse, Pickled Romesco, Crisp Taro and Meyer Lemon/Olive Oil Reduction 
Three Sticks 2014 Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma County

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Wagyu Strip Loin, Parsley Root Puree, Chanterelles, Shaved Black Truffle, Sweet and Sour Crispy Sweet Breads, Beef Jus 
2013 Nellcôte 'Rallye 76' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Black Velvet, Dulce De Leche Mousse, Crème Fraiche Ice cream, Spiced Pecans
Marenco, Brachetto di Acqui DOCG, Piemonte, Italy 2014

Where
The Ritz Prime Seafood
2801 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA
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When
September 29th, 2016 @ 6:00pm PST
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