Benziger Family Winery Wine Maker Dinner hosted by Chiles Restaurant Group
Exclusive dinner features five courses paired with artisanal wines from Benziger vineyards
ANNA MARIA, Fla. (May 2017) – Chiles Group Restaurants (Sandbar, Beach House and the Mar Vista Dockside) will converge along with Benziger Family Winery at The Studio at Gulf and Pine on Anna Maria Island Thursday, June 22 for an exclusive wine maker dinner featuring Benziger wines.
The event will include five courses, featuring unique menu items created by culinary director Erik Walker and the team of chefs from all three Chiles Group restaurants – Will Manson from the Beach House, Rich DeMarse from the Mar Vista Dockside and Patrick McKanna from the Sandbar – using locally sourced items from the gulf and nearby farms such as Gamble Creek Farm, the Chiles Group’s own farm.
Each course has been expertly paired with a wine from Benziger Family Winery, located in Sonoma, California, and known for crafting distinctive and expressive certified-Biodynamic, organically grown and sustainable wines that resemble flavors of distinct personality and true varietal expression. Chris Benziger, a 3rd generation winemaker will be making a special trip to the Bradenton area for this dinner to showcase his Demeter-certified Biodynamic wines.
Benziger, North Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2015: Beautiful citrus and apple flavors introduce our Sauvignon Blanc, followed closely by its delicious minerality.
Florida Octopus & ramp salad, with citrus & fennel, and Foraged Pistou
Benziger, Sonoma County, Chardonnay 2014: Flavors of apple, pear, citrus and ripe apricot engage the palate, while subtle, creamy hints of butter and meringue unfold
Kaffir cured Lionfish with coconut sabayon & chilled Silver Queen chowder
Benziger, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2014: Freshly picked tart cherry, raspberry, and strawberry launch from this delectable Pinot Noir
Braised Florida Wild Boar with Jubilee blueberry BBQ, & local collard greens
Benziger, Tribute, Estate Blend 2013: This Bio-Dynamic Red blend celebrates the complexity and individuality of the Benziger family estate.
Center Cut filet mignon with a port wine reduction and seasonal micro vegetables
Benziger Sonoma Coast Rose 2016: This Rosé has airy aromas of persimmon and watermelon, with a hue reminiscent of bougainvillea.
Homemade ice cream with King’s farm Plums & cornbread crumble
In addition to the five wine-paired courses, the dinner will include a bottle signing, and attendees will have the opportunity to win a special VIP tour of the Benziger Family Winery located in Sonoma, California.
“We are excited to partner with a nationally renowned winery who shares our passion for sustainability and commitment to efforts that help protect our environment,” stated Ed Chiles.
Save the date! Reserve a seat or full table for 6. Tickets: $100 per person inclusive.
To purchase through Event Brite Benziger Wine Dinner.
ABOUT CHILES RESTAURANT GROUP (www.islanddining.com)
The Chiles Restaurant Group, consisting of the Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista Dockside restaurants, offers toes in the sand, waterfront dining, serving farm to fork, gulf to table and pasture to plate locally sourced and sustainable menu items in spectacular settings with uncompromised customer service. The Sandbar and Beach House and its affiliate, The Studio at Gulf and Pine offer unique venues for events and weddings. With customized menu items, exceptional planners and breathtaking views, these venues are ideal for any occasion. For more information on The Chiles Restaurant Group, call (941) 778-8705.