WINEMAKER DINNER with Michael Keenan
Hey friends, ready for a winemaker dinner in southern California? Join Michael in person to taste the newly released Mernet, Cabernet Sauvignon and other delicious Keenan wines with a full portfolio of high-ranking, mouth-watering wines food pairings.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH 7PM
Keenan Winemaker Dinner Menu
2016 CHARDONNAY SCALLOPS
PICKLED BLUEBERRIES / YAM / BURNT BUTTER
2014 MERNET RESERVE CRISPY QUAIL
FOIE / CHERRIES / FAVA BEANS
2013 CABERNET SAUVIGNON PRIME NEW YORK
ARTICHOKE / SPRING ONION DIP / CURRIED POTATOES
DESSERT & CHEESE DUO
CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD / SMOKED STRAWERRY ICE CREAM GOAT RICOTTA / LAMB CHOPPER / LOCAL HONEY
$120 PER PERSON (TAX & GRATUITY EXCLUDED)
Prepare yourself in this cozy oceanside setting for a masterful culinary experience. Enjoy the outdoor patio, bar and dining room. You may feel like you’re on your friend’s houseboat, and with Michael Keenan seated beside you, you might even think you were at a personal party, but really you’ll be at the Keenan Winemaker Dinner at the Lido Bottle Works.
Nancy Luna, from the Oregon County Register, writes about Lido Bottle Works: “Inspired by sustainability movements in Portland, Ore., Eric Paine and his foodie investors are bringing Lido Bottle Works to Lido Marina Village, a waterfront Newport Beach property undergoing a revival…Paine, who has never owned a restaurant, said he wants Lido Bottle Works to emulate the farm-to-fork ethos of Portland – a city where foods from local artisans are a way of life. The Portland food scene is off the charts,’ said Paine, whose day job is CEO of Community Development Partners in Newport Beach. The firm specializes in the development of affordable housing and is located in Lido Marina Village. Paine, who is on the board of the Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, said he’s been thinking about starting his own beer and wine bistro since traveling to Portland frequently. He said he’s been disappointed with the ‘lack of good places’ to eat near his offices. With the Lido property undergoing a makeover, he and his restaurant business partners decided to take the plunge and open a bar there. Lido Bottle Works will occupy 1,235 square feet. Paine has tapped local chef Scott Brandon as a menu consultant. Brandon is best known for creating the menus at LinX Artisan Dogs in Orange and The Crow Bar and Kitchen in Corona del Mar. Though the menu is far from being finalized, early ideas include shareable tapas-style plates of cured meats and cheeses, crudo and fresh salads and sandwiches…Produce will come from South Coast Farms, a 26-acre operation in San Juan Capistrano.”
We just like to say it’s an awesome restaurant with awesome food. After all, it’s Newport Beach and we think of surfers. But seriously, the food and wine pairings are “totally rad!”