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We have added a colorful twist to our Tuesday night Food and Wine pairings. Last Spring we invited local guest chefs into our kitchen to show us how to make some of their favorite dishes. It was so much fun that we’re going to keep on doing it
4-2 We love Pork! In all it’s goodness….house made Porchetta,glazed spare ribs and bacon wrapped dates to name a few dishes…Skyline Riesling and Red will be poured as well as Legado Tempranillo and Mark Harvey will be playing and singing. Don’t miss it!
4-9 Spring Bounty It’s here and gone before you know it… tender grilled asparagus from Stockton , spring herb-roasted chicken …wines will be Acacia Chardonnay and Pinot plus Once Upon a Vine wines… and music from Ken Constable
4-16 A Mediterranean Feast Meyer lemons are abundant right now and they are central to Moroccan lemon chicken…accompanied by moussaka and other Mediterranean treats. We’re pouring the the wines of Mica Cellars and Mark Harvey is back to play guitar for us while we dine
4-23 Earth Day Housemade pasta primavera, kabob trios (meat, veggie, seafood), mixed green salad, Strawberry rhubarb crisp. A local favorite, Storrs will be pouring and Richard Kubec will play for us.
4-30 Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Michael’s Enchiladas blancas, Ranchero style beans, ceviche and flan are a few favorites from south of the border and they will go well with Birichino wines . Jay Alvarez will enchant us with his Spanish guitar
5-7 Tex-Mex Guest Chef Bob Warfield is back to show us how real Tex-Mex tastes. Tonight he wows us with his Chili Mole, guacamole and salsa tostadas and spinach salad with tequila vinaigrette. Epic wines will select some perfect Zinfandels that will complement
Specially selected by Bob for music to accompany his food, Lisa Marie will be on hand
5-14 Hawaiian Luau in Soquel We begin with Ahi poke, Kailua pulled pork, mac salad and teriyaki chicken and add a tasting of some of our favorites.. Vistalba wines, Rock Wall Zinfandel and Windy Oaks Sauvignon Blanc and Morgan Chardonnay…music provided by David O’Connor
5-21 Foods of Northern Italy Fresh pappardelle with ragu, house made gnudi with porcini sauce, caprese salad We’ll be tasting Italian varietals and Ken Constable will play for us
5-28 Grind out Hunger fundraiser with guest chef Danny Keith Tonight’s guest chef is a chef with a cause. Two dollars of each meal will go to Danny’s project to help grind out hunger in our community. Two dollars doesn’t seem like much but it provides 8 healthy meals for hungry children. You’re going to feel good about this! He will be preparing some of his favorites…Smoked salmon dip with pita chips, roasted salmon with fresh dill sauce, mixed green salad, vegetable quinoa Cinnabar will be pouring for our wine tasting and.Richard Kubec will play and sing for us as we dine
6-4 Guest Chef Madlyn Norman-Terrance takes us to the Caribbean with her cuisine tonight. We love it when Madlyn comes because we know we’re going to be eating good tonight. We are pairing up some Caribbean beers to accompany the tasty treats and Kevin McDowell will be playing for us.
6-11 Guest Chefs will be the Santa Cruz Firefighters (yeah) showing us what they cook up down at the firehouse barrel smoked tri-tip, citrus marinated chicken, corn on the cob, garlic bread..doesn’t sound too bad…paired up with Leal wines and Lisa Marie…this evening is going to be HOT
6-18 Guest Chef Armondo Rubicaba returns to Michael’s to show us what he can do with a pork loin and pasta. I’m sure he will wow us with his dish and his enthusiasm for cooking it. Can’t wait. We will taste the wines of another neighbor, Bargetto and enjoy the music by John Davis
Stay tuned for the next series of guest chef food and wine pairings.