To celebrate Women’s History Month, Beach Walk Café has partnered with multiple vineyards to host a ‘Women in Wine’ Dinner on Wednesday, March 18 at 6 p.m., featuring the wineries’ female vintners.
“The wines we’re planning to feature have become some of our personal favorites here at Beach Walk Cafe,” said Beach Walk Café’s food and beverage manager, Melissa Malcolm. “And with March being Women’s History Month, we thought it would be a perfect time to highlight the fact that they are made by women.”
According to Growler Magazine, only about 20 percent of California winemakers are female, but that doesn’t mean that women aren’t creating impeccable wines.
“And, our Women in Wine Dinner is here to prove that,” said Malcolm.
Guests will be greeted upon their arrival with a glass of sparkling wine to start the evening then move to a delicious five-course dinner that Executive Chef Daniel Peters has expertly crafted to highlight all the best features of each of the wines.
Each course will be served with a wine that perfectly complements its flavor profile and ingredients. Zachary Hele, Beach Walk Café’s personal wine representative, will be discussing the wines and introducing the talented female wine vintners, including Susana Balbo, Dominio del Plata; Stephanie Dutton, Penfolds; Stephanie Pope, The Hess Collection; and Joanne Wing, Stags’ Leap Winery. Each bring a diverse amount of knowledge to the evening curated by years in the industry perfecting their individual crafts.
The courses begin with Crab Louie Stuffed Avocado paired with a glass of Susana Bolbo Torrontes. Course two will boast a Beef Carpaccio paired with Hess Lion Tamer Red Blend followed by Bacon Wrapped Diver Scallops served with Stags’ Leap Chardonnay. For course four, Peters will prepare New Zealand Venison Steak Diane to go with Penfolds Max’s Shiraz/Cabernet Blend. Guests will culminate the evening with a Cabernet Sauvignon Poached Pear alongside a Susana Bolbo Cabernet.
“We’ve carefully crafted the menu to perfectly complement each of these incredible wines,” said Executive Chef Daniel Peters. “It’s a menu I’ve been really excited to unveil, and I believe the guests will see that when they try the food.”
As each course arrives at guests’ tables, attendees will be guided through what makes each wine special as well as information about the incredible women who created it.
To see the full menu, visit www.beachwalkcafe.com. Due to limited space, reservations for this wine dinner are required. To learn more about Beach Walk Café, the wine dinner or to secure a space, please call 850-650-7100.