San Francisco Area Weekend With Wine

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If a weekend that starts with Champagne and Caviar tasting sound like it is up your alley, you will not want to miss the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa’s fourth annual Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner. This is not just simply a dinner. It is a weeknd filled with food and wine and luxury ocean view packages from The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa. And this is an event that you can feel good about because all proceeds from the dinner will go to the James Beard Foundation and the California Polytechnic State University College of Agriculture’s Sustainable Agriculture Resource Consortium.

The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa has joined forces with several amazing chefs to make this a very memorable weekend. Along with the Dolphin Bay’s Executive Chef Evan Treadwell, they are bringing in two guest chefs. The first from the delicious Sierra Mar restaurant at Post Ranch Inn, Craig von Foerster; the second, Joseph Humphrey, of Murray Circle restaurant at Cavallo Point Lodge.

The wonderous weekend starts out with champagne, sparkling wine and caviar from around the world. After enjoying a romantic swim, a relaxing bath and a great nights sleep in your Ocean View Villa, start off the next day with something a little more exciting. Roll up your sleeves and learn how to make your very own history-book -worthy meal. Executive Chef Evan Treadwell and guest chef Joseph Humphrey will be leading an Interactive Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon. For two hours Saturday afternoon, mingle with all the other goodtimers and show off your culinary skills.

Sunday evening is the grand finale of the affair. An amazing seven-course meal is going to showcase Central California Coast’s bounty in each dish, which will be paired with nationally known and limited run regional wines. The three chefs worked together to create the menu, which includes Morro Bay black cod with charred Monterey squid, heirloom melon and pancetta, paired with a Chamisal 2007 Califa Chardonnay from Edna Valley. Another dish is Broken Arrow Ranch antelope with avocado mousseline and grape gastrique, paired with a McKeon and Phillips 2006 Malbec from Santa Maria Valley.

So whether you are signing up for the enchanting Couples Getaway package or looking to enjoy the weekend with a few friends and get the Friends Weekend package, contact the Dolphin Bay Resort and reserve your ocean view suite today.

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